Division of Social and Economic Sciences
Science, Technology, and Society
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 1, 2014
August 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)
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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