Science & Technology Studies (STS)
program supports research and related
activities that contribute to systematic
understanding of the character and development
of science and technology, including their
cultural, intellectual, material and social
dimensions. The program supports research
on the nature and development of science
and technology, both in the past and present,
and on differences in the nature of theory
and evidence in various fields of science
and engineering. STS also supports research
on the interactions among science, technology
and society, including such topics as
the construction of scientific and technological
knowledge and institutions; the relations
between science and other social institutions
and groups; and processes of scientific
and technological innovation and change.
Proposals are welcome from various disciplinary
perspectives, including history, philosophy,
and the social sciences.
for doctoral dissertation research, STS studies of medicine,
public health and society are not normally supported by the
NSF. Researchers should contact the National Institutes of
Health and/or the National Endowment for the Humanities for
support of research in these fields.
STS Program Announcement.