STIR Labs is a national applied research program funded by the National Science Foundation that connects governments and academic teams to co-develop and apply research that offer solutions to the critical issues that communities face. Join us to accelerate community impact with your subject matter expertise.
Define research challenges and goals with support from our experienced advisory board.
Challenges are published and academic partners can apply to projects of interest. Government teams review applications and select partner.
Government and research partners co-design research plan. Research commences over a 16+ week period.
Research outcomes are presented with potential for continual partnership between government and research teams.