The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions.
Instructions for MRI Pre-Proposals for the 2014 Competition
The deadline for the next round of the annual Major Research Instrumentation program is January 23, 2014. The current solicitation is NSF 13-517.
Please note that RIT is now a Ph.D. granting institution according to the eligibility criteria for the MRI program. Cost sharing at a level of 30% of total project cost is required for acquisition and development proposals.
The NSF Partnership for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) program supports academia-industry partnerships to focus on post-discovery, academic-led research. The current solicitation for this program is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13587/nsf13587.htm and describes a new topical focus on "smart" serivce systems. Additional background about the program and information about upcoming webinars is provided in the solicitation.
The National Science Foundation is using a new approach to identify high risk awardees. In its 2013 plan of work, the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes its use of “data analytics” to identify high risk grantees to be selected for audit.