NSF: Partners for Innovation – Research Partnerships Track (PFI - RP)
NSF Partnerships for Innovation - Research Partnerships Track (PFI - RP)
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).
All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.
Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19506/nsf19506.htm
Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/PFI
Keywords: research partnerships, technology development, industry, commercialization of novel products, STEM fields, education and human resources
Award Details: Up to $550,000 for 36 months
Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health
Eligibility: NSF Lineage Requirement: All proposals submitted to the PFI program must meet a lineage requirement under one of the following two paths: (1) NSF-supported research results, or (2) NSF-supported customer discovery results through the NSF I-Corps Teams Program. Please refer to the solicitation link above for more information.
Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2021 by 12PM
Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, January 12, 2021 by 5PM EST
Additional information: There are two tracks in the NSF – PFI program. The above information is for the NSF – 2019: Partners for Innovation RP track ONLY. Proposals must include at least one (1) letter of support from potential commercialization partners (not associated with the proposal) that validates the claim of market potential and broader societal impact for the proposed technology.
If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program. Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components. 2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications. 3) Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at firstname.lastname@example.org