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NSF announces Accelerating Research Translation awards

January 04, 2024

The National Science Foundation recently announced awarding more than $100 million to 18 teams at academic institutions across the nation through the Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program. An NSF press release states, “NSF's investment will enable academic institutions to accelerate the pace and scale of translational research that will grow the nation's economy.”

Each ART awardee will receive up to $6 million over four years to identify and build upon academic research with the potential for technology transfer and societal and economic impacts, to ensure the availability of staff with technology transfer expertise, and to support the education and training of entrepreneurial faculty and students. Each ART awardee institution partners with a mentoring institution of higher education with a robust ecosystem for translational research. At least 15 universities are among the partner mentoring institutions that are part of the ART network formed by this cohort of awardees. The complete award list can be found here.

NSF estimates that there will be up to 10 awards per round of this solicitation. The next deadline date is September 18, 2024. Thereafter, the deadline will be the third Wednesday in September each year. See additional submission information here.

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