Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Research Alliance
The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Both programs are concerned with the movement of academic research discoveries into the marketplace, although each focuses on different stages along the innovation spectrum. The PFI:AIR program has two additional subprograms: the PFI:AIR-Technology Translation (See NSF 13-575) and PFI:AIR- Research Alliance (this solicitation). This PFI: AIR-Research Alliance (RA) solicitation is intended to accelerate the translation and transfer of existing research discoveries into competitive technologies and commercial realities by leveraging the investments NSF has made in research alliances (e.g., consortia such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees and others) and catalyzing academic-based innovation ecosystems. The goal is that these synergistic partnerships and collaborations between government, academia, and other public and private entities will result in new wealth and the building of strong local and regional economies. WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about this solicitation. Details will be posted on the IIP website (http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/pfi/index.jsp) as they become available.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/12/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges with a campus located in the US and accredited in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution. One and only one institution within an NSF-funded research alliance can be the lead/submitting institution. An NSF-funded research alliance is defined as a research partnership between/among universities and other entities that is formed for mutual benefit and funded by the NSF. Examples of NSF research alliances include but are not limited to consortia, such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees and others. *PI Limit: A PI may submit only one proposal to this PFI:AIR-RA solicitation. At least one individual representing a Research Partner must be a co-PI or Senior Personnel on the proposal. A Research Partner provides a complementary skill set to the Research Alliance such that competitive technologies, which neither party could do as well alone, are accelerated to commercial realities and transferred to the marketplace.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): December 13, 2013 Full Proposal Deadline(s): February 12, 2014
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
NSF grants.gov support