Science, Technology, and Society
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 1, 2013
August 1, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 3, 2014
February 1, Annually Thereafter
STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
The STS 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 1st for proposals to be funded as early as July, and August 1st for proposals to be funded in or after January.
Further information about proposal preparation and related matters can be found in the STS FAQs document. For program-specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, please read the Doctoral Dissertation Preparation Checklist. 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
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
Science, Technology, and Sustainability: Building a Research Agenda Workshop
STS website for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Additional Funding Opportunities for the IOS Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program