National Science Foundation (NSF)
07/10/19 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs to support fundamental education and research activities in all disciplines of science and engineering. This program track is intended to support individual researchers in developing new innovations based on prior basic research.
Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT):
The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track offers the opportunity to translate prior NSF-funded research results in any field of science or engineering into technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact. PFI-TT supports commercial potential demonstration projects for academic research outputs in any NSF-funded science and engineering discipline. This demonstration is achieved through proof-of-concept, prototyping, technology development and/or scale-up work. Concurrently, students and postdoctoral researchers who participate in PFI-TT projects receive education and leadership training in innovation and entrepreneurship. Successful PFI-TT projects generate technology-driven commercialization outcomes that address societal needs.
The intended outcome of PFI-TT is:
a) The commercialization of new intellectual property derived from NSF-funded research outputs;
b) The creation of new or broader collaborations with industry (including increased corporate sponsored research);
c) The licensing of NSF-funded research outputs to third party corporations or to start-up companies funded by a PFI team; and
d) The training of future innovation and entrepreneurship leaders.
All PFI proposals must address the following five elements:
1) Technology Development
2) Demonstration of Commercialization Potential
3) Partnerships (Not mandatory but strongly encouraged)
4) Education and Leadership Development in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
5) Broadening Participation
For more information see Program Requirements in the Pre-Application Information Section below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174404
Approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated.
PFI-TT projects will be funded for up to $250,000.
PFI-TT projects will be funded for 18 to 24 months per award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit proposals via FastLane:
To submit proposals via Grants.gov:
General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:
Jesus V. Soriano
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
For General Information: (703) 292-5111
TDD (for the hearing-impaired):(703) 292-5090
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