The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) endeavors to provide opportunities for humanists, scientists (social, behavioral, and natural), and engineers to collaborate on innovative research that addresses how science and technology shape, and are shaped by, our society, culture, politics, and the environment. To this end, the CSTS seeks to enhance collaborative research activities by providing seed grants to help faculty to establish/grow STS-related research programs, increase the amount of competitive research funding they obtain, and elevate the scholarly works they produce. Seed grants are intended to lead to broader collaborative proposals and to increase the university community’s interest in the CSTS.
Funding will be made available for collaborative projects that involve at least two CSTS faculty members. Multiple awards of up to $5,000 will be made during this initial cycle. Projects that are especially complex or that involve relatively large teams of researchers may request funds in excess of $5,000.
The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2021.