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Science, Technology, and Society  (STS)

Important Announcement

An updated version of the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Frequently Asked Questions is now available and can be accessed via publication NSF 14-089.

Name Email Phone Room
Frederick  Kronz-Program Director (703) 292-7283   
Wenda  Bauchspies-Pgm Director (703) 292-5026   
Tracy  N. Wigglesworth-Program Asst (703) 292-4882   
Alexandra  Cohen - Science Asst (703) 292-4927  995  


Solicitation  15-506

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 2, 2017

February 2, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 3, 2017

August 3, Annually Thereafter

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


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.


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program

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