Date Open: 
National Science Foundation
ORD Notice of Intent Deadline: 
Agency Deadline: 
Limit per Institution: 
Important Notes: 
Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF.


Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Solicitation: NSF 22-521

  • Internal Notice of Intent to Apply to Apply Deadline    December 6, 2021
    • First or Second of January 2022, selected projects receive a Red Team Review of the preliminary proposal. 
  • Agency Preliminary Proposal Deadline:     February 01, 2022
  • Full proposals due (invitation only):             August 29, 2022
  • Institutional Limit: 3
    • A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution. The STC program will not support more than one Center from any one lead institution in this competition.


The general guidance for the preparation of the Notice of Intent to apply: 
  • Please note- the following is to provide guidance for your Notice of Intent to Apply.  Download and review page 7 of the NSF 22-521 RFP (in yellow highlights) to include in your project description.

COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one-inch margins.

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget:  Example:  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NSF.  NSF funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc. 
  • Justification for agency support: A few sentences on why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (2 pages) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one-inch margins.

Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of

  • Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
  • Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.

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