NSF Announces Funding to Establish, Sustain I-Corps Nodes

February 18, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a solicitation to establish and sustain Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Nodes as part of I-Corps’ National Innovation Network that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, processes and services that benefit society. NSF will commit up to $8.5 million to support seven I-Corps Nodes to foster understanding on how to:

  • Identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value;
  • Create and implement tools, resources and training activities;
  • Gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in regional programs; and,
  • Share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale.

Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education including community colleges as well as other nonprofit organizations. NSF requires that potential applicants submit a letter of intent by March 10. Read the FOA…

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