Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program Centers (STEP Centers)
The Research Office is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program Centers (NSF-STEP Centers).
This solicitation represents a NEW initiative within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP). The existing STEP solicitation NSF 08-569 also remains in effect. Applications to the STEP Centers competition are independent of applications under STEP solicitation NSF 08-569.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, July 12, 2010(5:00 PM)
Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-8390
Limit Summary: An institution is allowed to be the lead institution on only ONE proposal to the EHR-BIO STEP Centers competition, only ONE proposal to the EHR-ENG STEP Centers competition, and only ONE proposal to the EHR-GEO STEP Centers competition. Thus, a given institution may be the lead institution on up to three proposal submissions in total. An institution may be a partner institution on any number of submissions.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal per competition is submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-STEP Centers program.
NSF Letter of Intent Due Date (required):
August 4, 2010
NSF Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required):
September 7, 2010
NSF Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only):
January 20, 2011
The STEP Centers competition allows a group of faculty representing a cross section of institutions of higher education to identify a national challenge or opportunity in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to propose a comprehensive and coordinated set of activities that will be carried out to address that challenge or opportunity within a national context. In the current competition, efforts must be related to the biological sciences, engineering, or the geological sciences.
Guidance for preparation of Letter of Intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- PI/Co-PI(s) and Department(s)
- Type of Project (EHR-BIO, EHR-ENG or EHR-GEO)
- Project description addressing the national challenge or opportunity proposed
- Description of activities that will be carried out to address the national challenge or opportunity proposed
- Budget information being requested
- Letters of intent are limited to 3 pages
- Be submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: email@example.com