Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (S-TIP)

Committee Members

Chair: Darío Gill

Roger Beachy
Suresh Garimella
Dan Reed
Heather Wilson

NSBO Staff: Elise Lipkowitz
Kathy Jacquart



The Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (S-TIP) is a component of the Committee on Strategy established to:

  • Consult with the Director on strategies, goals, and organizational changes to realize NSF’s new technology, innovation, and partnerships (TIP) strategic priority; and
  • Identify, for NSB discussion, governance matters related to TIP activities and potential related expansions to NSF’s budget and mission.

In fulfilling this charge, S-TIP will help address the Board’s responsibilities to:

  • Consult with the Director on the “formulation of programs,”1
  • Consult with the Director on NSF’s organizational structure.2

S-TIP is expected to:

  • Engage in strategic and generative discussions with the NSF Director and other relevant NSF staff and report back to the Committee/full Board on topics, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • NSF’s near- and long-term goals for the new TIP structure, strategies to meet these goals, and plans to measure progress and impact;
    • NSF’s plans for integrating TIP and established NSF and creating feedback loops between discovery research and use-inspired research/technology;
    • NSF’s plans for grant-making in the TIP structure including the role of merit review and expanded use of existing award flexibilities; and
    • NSF’s plans to support regional innovation centers and job growth.
  • Engage with other Board Committees on how the NSB’s governance role might change in light of NSF’s expanded mission and budget;
  • Recommend topics for discussion/decision by the Committee on Strategy and full Board; and
  • Maintain awareness of relevant Administration and Congressional directives, including expectations of NSF and NSB.

142 USC 16 §1864 (d)
242 USC 16 §1866