On November 4 at 12:00 noon ND Research and ISLA will host a strategy session designed to help eligible faculty apply for grants from the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Studies (STS) program.
NSF STS awards have funded a wide range of research across the humanities and social sciences, including work undertaken by historians, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists. The STS program “supports historical, philosophical and social scientific studies of the intellectual, material and social aspects of STEM — including ethics, equity, governance and policy issues relating to scientific theory and practice.”
NSF STS Scholars Awards can provide course-release support for research up to one full-time academic year, covering both salary and fringe benefits (much like a non-residential fellowship) as well as other research related expenses (up to $350,000 total including indirect costs).
- NSF STS Standard Research Grants award up to $750,000 (including indirect costs) to support research related expenses such as research assistance, data collection or data processing activities, a planned workshop, consultant or some other professional service, an advisory committee or travel expenses (for research or for the dissemination of research results).
- According to NSF program directors, the funding ratio for the NSF STS program (12-15%) is roughly twice that of NEH Fellowships (7%).
The virtual information session will include comments from Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History and Portuguese at the University of Michigan and recent NSF STS grant recipient. Prof. Langland has graciously agreed to speak to ND Faculty about her experiences applying for an NSF STS grant.