Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Solicitation: NSF 19-567

  • Internal LOI to Research Office Deadline    May 10, 2019
  • Agency Preliminary Proposal Deadline :    June 25, 2019
  • Full proposals due (invitation only):           January 27, 2020
  • 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.

General guidance for the preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:  Please note- the following is to provide guidance for your LOI.  Download and review page 7 of the NSF 19-567 RFP (in yellow highlights) to include in your project description.

COVER SHEET (1 page)

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.
  • Unique Aspects:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that highlight how your research/approach is different/better.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • The justification for NSF support: One paragraph explaining why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (2 - 4 pages)

  • Problem statement - Clear and concise statement of 1) research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s); 2) what technical barriers need to be overcome to perform the research; and 3) how the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Conceptual framework:  Conceptual framework describing, for example, how the synthesis of various project components, approaches, and participant expertise are linked together to address the problem of interest.  Graphics may be used.
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research. (Remember your initial motivation for wanting to do this!)
  • Peer Groups: Who else is doing something similar, why their discoveries are useful for you, and what discriminates you.
  • Broader Impact/Metrics for Success: What metrics are the most appropriate for evaluating the success of the proposed project (e.g., peer-reviewed papers, policy-directed efforts, databases, models, development of new resources, etc.)? If successful, who would most likely use the knowledge or tools developed?
  • 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

Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.

Reviewer 1: Area of expertise

  • Name
  • Title
  • Contact
  • State why you think this person would be a good reviewer.

Submit electronically as a PDF document to: Research.Development@oregonstate.edu

 

Expiration: 
Friday, May 10, 2019
Date Open: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Source: 
external
Sponsor: 
National Science Foundation
Limit per Institution: 
3
Important Notes: 
Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF.