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IUCRC opportunity for collaborative research to address grand challenges


November 22, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites supplemental requests to establish collaborative research clusters between NSF Industry–University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRCs). To this end, NSF is interested in supporting two types of activities: Planning Conferences and Collaborative Research Cluster Partnerships.

The goal is to enable active IUCRCs to leverage each other’s expertise, research results, resources and existing networks and partnerships to establish a cross-center cluster that will tackle a cross-disciplinary, cross-sector portfolio of research projects that hold the potential to catalyze technology breakthroughs and advance national priorities.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: IUCRC Clusters for Grand Challenges, a Collaborative Opportunity for Research to Address Grand Challenges (NSF 17-035).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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