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Status of the Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships Program

National Science Board Committee on Programs and Plans October 16, 2003 Dr. Bruce Umminger Senior Scientist, Office of Integrative Activities

U of Washington

NSF’s Current Science & Technology Centers (STCs)
U of Minnesota Twin Cities

U of California Davis U of California Santa Cruz U of California Los Angeles U of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Boston U Cornell U

U of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Georgia State U U of Arizona

Legend FY2000 Centers FY2002 Centers

Class of FY2000 STC Awards
Cornell University Nanobiotechnology Georgia State University Behavioral Neuroscience University of Arizona Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas University of California Santa Cruz Adaptive Optics University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes

Class of FY2002 STC Awards
Boston University Integrated Space Weather Modeling University of California Davis Biophotonics Science and Technology University of California Los Angeles Embedded Networked Sensing University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Advanced Materials for Water Purification University of Minnesota Twin Cities National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics University of Washington Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research

Status of STC Classes
Class of 2000
– beginning 5th year – all five recommended for renewal through year 10

Class of 2002
– beginning 2nd year – experienced 1st site visit

Class of 2005
– competition underway – full proposals invited

Class of 2005: What is the process and where are we now?
159 Preproposals - Panel review only (September 2003) Announce Invited List and Inform Declines (October 2003) Invite 37 preproposals to full proposal round for ad hoc and panel review (March-May 2004) Hold site visits in September-October 2004 timeframe NSF Ad Hoc STC Advisory Committee (December 2004) NSF Senior Management Team recommends Awards (December 2004-January 2005) Recommendations to NSF Senior Management (January 2005) Declines informed (January 2005) Recommended Awards Announced (March 2005) Earliest award date (June-July 2005)
– Expect 6-8 awards

Current & Projected Annual Support for STC Program
Class of 2002 awarded

Dollars in millions

80 60
Class of 2008 awarded

Class of 2005 awarded

Class of 2000 awarded

0 2000 2002 2004 Year 2006 2008

Vision, Achievements, and Future Directions

October 17, 2003

“In recognition of your vision, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit in pioneering the Science and Technology Center concept.”
Room 1235 Stafford Place I 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia

1991 Science and Technology Centers