Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation

Quick Facts

Due DateOctober 2, 2014 (Thursday)
Award AmountUp to $ 800,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. *Who May Serve as PI: The proposal may have no more than four co-PIs. Lineage Requirement: The Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have had an NSF researchaward that ended no more than 6-years prior to this solicitation's due date, or be a current NSF research award recipient. The proposed proof-of-concept or prototype/ scale-up must be derived from the results and/or discoveries of this underlying NSF research award. Note: a proposal describingsolelineage to any of the following programs will bereturned without review: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), PFI: AIR-TT, PFI: AIR-RA, I-Corps, and SBIR/STTR. The PI must be a faculty member at a U.S. academic institution at the time of the award. In addition to the PI, there must be at least one co-PI, Senior Personnel or Other Professional with explicit business experience (for example, someone from the technology transfer office, the business school, a local/regional development office, or a business entity). This person must have an active role that is explicitly described along with the specification of a time commitment on the project.

Program Description

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). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking. 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/air-tt.jsp) as they become available.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number14-569
Funding Opportunity TitlePartnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards40
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 27, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateOctober 2, 2014 (Thursday)
***Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 02, 2014 March 13, 2015 Full Proposal Deadline(s): October 02, 2014 April 14, 2015
Application Archive DateMay 14, 2015 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 8,000,000
Award AmountUp to $ 800,000
CFDA Number
  • 47.041 - Engineering Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. *Who May Serve as PI: The proposal may have no more than four co-PIs. Lineage Requirement: The Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have had an NSF researchaward that ended no more than 6-years prior to this solicitation's due date, or be a current NSF research award recipient. The proposed proof-of-concept or prototype/ scale-up must be derived from the results and/or discoveries of this underlying NSF research award. Note: a proposal describingsolelineage to any of the following programs will bereturned without review: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), PFI: AIR-TT, PFI: AIR-RA, I-Corps, and SBIR/STTR. The PI must be a faculty member at a U.S. academic institution at the time of the award. In addition to the PI, there must be at least one co-PI, Senior Personnel or Other Professional with explicit business experience (for example, someone from the technology transfer office, the business school, a local/regional development office, or a business entity). This person must have an active role that is explicitly described along with the specification of a time commitment on the project.

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Program Information WebsiteNSF Publication 14-569
ContactNSF grants.gov support
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