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  NSF: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships NSF 14-600

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer with the intention of supporting innovation, providing key information to public policy makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another.

USC may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (whitejrw@mailbox.sc.edu) by October 15, 2014. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NSF indicates that a preliminary proposal is due by December 11, 2014 and a full proposal is due by June 16, 2015. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14600/nsf14600.htm
   
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