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NSF launches new round of funding for NSF Regional Innovation Engines, pending appropriations

April 18, 2024
By: Michele Hujber

Pending congressional appropriations, NSF announced a solicitation  for a new set of NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines). These NSF Engines would be in addition to the 10 inaugural engines the agency announced in January. In this proposed round of funding, NSF would only accept proposals for full NSF Engines, competing for up to $160 million over 10 years. Proposers would be asked to submit a letter of intent in place of a concept outline and a short preliminary proposal.

NSF would not require that proposers have an NSF Engines Development Award nor previous support from NSF or other federal agencies. Any organization that meets the eligibility requirements specified in the funding opportunity may apply. In this round of funding, tribal nations and state and local government agencies would be eligible to submit a proposal as the lead organization.

Letters of intent would be due by June 18 by 5 p.m. submitter’s time.

More information can be found on the NSF Engines program website. Register for the “2024 NSF Engines Funding Opportunity Webinar” on April 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. ET.

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