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Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Opportunity for Translational Research in the Academic Community (TRAC) (NSF 10-044)

This program has been archived.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Cheryl  F. Albus calbus@nsf.gov (703) 292-7051   
George  Antos gantos@nsf.gov (703) 292-4997   
Rathindra  DasGupta rdasgupt@nsf.gov (703) 292-8353   
Pradeep  Fulay pfulay@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339   
Deborah  J. Jackson djackson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7499   
Barbara  H. Kenny bkenny@nsf.gov (703) 292-4667   
Bruce  M. Kramer bkramer@nsf.gov (703) 292-5348   
George  Maracas gmaracas@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339   
Mary  Toney mtoney@nsf.gov (703) 292-7008   
Rosemarie  D. Wesson rwesson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7070   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

PD 10-044

DUE DATES

Archived

SYNOPSIS

See the Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 10-044, announcing this opportunity at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10044/nsf10044.jsp

The goal of fundamental research in science and engineering is the discovery of new knowledge.  At the same time, there is an expectation that some of these discoveries will lay the foundation for new innovations that may eventually be used to develop new products and processes.  However, for a discovery to be successfully translated into a new product or process and attract the sponsorship of or additional support from the commercial/government practitioner communities, the champions of the technology must be able to identify and communicate a development plan linking the concepts at the fundamental level with feasible application scenarios.  Often this means additional research in the form of prototyping, proof of concept tests and/or scale-up or implementation.   To facilitate this objective, the TRAC program provides targeted resources to researchers aimed at translating fundamental research into commercial applications.  Existing NSF GOALI grantees whose research results have commercial potential can compete for support to help position their technology for translation. Funds will be provided for product or process definition, design, and testing.   

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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