Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation

The summary for the Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Science Foundation, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation: The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking. WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about this solicitation. Details will be posted on the IIP website ( as they become available.
Federal Grant Title: Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 14-569
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2014 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (require
Original Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2014 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (require
Posted Date: May 27, 2014
Creation Date: May 27, 2014
Archive Date: May 14, 2015
Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $800,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

*Who May Serve as PI:
The proposal may have no more than four co-PIs.

Lineage Requirement: The Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have had an NSF researchaward that ended no more than 6-years prior to this solicitation's due date, or be a current NSF research award recipient. The proposed proof-of-concept or prototype/ scale-up must be derived from the results and/or discoveries of this underlying NSF research award. Note: a proposal describingsolelineage to any of the following programs will bereturned without review: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), PFI: AIR-TT, PFI: AIR-RA, I-Corps, and SBIR/STTR.

The PI must be a faculty member at a U.S. academic institution at the time of the award.

In addition to the PI, there must be at least one co-PI, Senior Personnel or Other Professional with explicit business experience (for example, someone from the technology transfer office, the business school, a local/regional development office, or a business entity). This person must have an active role that is explicitly described along with the specification of a time commitment on the project.
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