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This program has been archived.


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Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program  (I-Corps Sites) NSF Wide Programs


NEXT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

NSF is not currently accepting proposals for new I-Corps Sites. A new funding opportunity will be available in fall 2019.

NSF will outline how current NSF I-Corps Sites may be eligible for renewal in the next solicitation. To retain eligibility for renewal, Sites that have remaining funds are encouraged to submit requests for no-cost extensions. (Awards that have been spent out are not eligible for no-cost extensions).


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Anita  J. La Salle alasalle@nsf.gov (703) 292-5006   
Pamela  McCauley pamccaul@nsf.gov 703-292-4505   
Cindy  R. WalkerPeach crwalker@nsf.gov 703 292-8437   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-547

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

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SYNOPSIS

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Networking is an essential component of all of NSF’s I-Corps activities – local and national networking activities help advance the goals of I-Corps and contribute to local and national ecosystems for innovation.

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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