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NSF is accepting EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals

January 25, 2024

The NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) is accepting EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals that will advance the state of the art in assessing place-based innovation's societal and economic impacts. This funding opportunity aims to address gaps in publicly available data and associated knowledge to adequately and appropriately benchmark activities in place-based innovation grounded in integrating research and development, translation, and workforce development. The dear colleague letter  emphasizes the role of cross-sector partnerships in place-based innovation and how to best leverage all of the regional talent to create inclusive and equitable innovation ecosystems.

Please note the following deadlines associated with this funding opportunity:

  • February 12, 2024: Concept Outlines must be received via email to either Xueying “Shirley” Han (xhan@nsf.gov) or Rebecca Shearman (rshearma@nsf.gov) by 5 p.m. submitter's local time. The correspondence permitting submission of an EAGER proposal can be expected approximately four weeks after submission of the Concept Outline.
  • April 17, 2024: deadline for full EAGER proposals.


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