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Division of Social and Economic Sciences


Science, Technology, and Society  (STS)


Important STS Announcement

The STS program is particularly interested in proposals that will contribute to NSF's research-focused Big Ideas:

  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future
  • Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype
  • Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Frederick  Kronz-Program Director fkronz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7283  995 N  
Wenda  Bauchspies-Pgm Director wbauchsp@nsf.gov (703) 292-5026  990 N  
Alexandra  Cohen - Science Assistant acohen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4927  995  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  15-506

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    August 3, 2017

    August 3, Annually Thereafter

    February 2, 2018

    February 2, Annually Thereafter

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposals will have only one deadline per year, August 3rd.

SYNOPSIS

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. 

The program’s review process is approximately six months. It includes appraisal of proposals by ad hoc reviewers selected for their expertise and by an advisory panel that meets twice a year. The deadlines for the submission of proposals are February 2nd for proposals to be funded as early as July, and August 3rd for proposals to be funded in or after January. There is one exception: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposals will have only one deadline per year, August 3rd.

The Program encourages potential investigators with questions as to whether their proposal fits the goals of the program to contact one of the program officers.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

RELATED URLS
Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Science, Technology, and Sustainability: Building a Research Agenda Workshop

Crosscutting Programs

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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