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The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) program.
ORD Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014
Agency Letter of Intent deadline: January 5, 2015
Full Proposal due to Agency: March 3, 2015
Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,000,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 2-8 full center awards and 4-6 planning grant awards annually
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Any institution may submit multiple-university center proposals provided that the proposed research topics involve different disciplines and support different industries. Please see NSF listing for more information regarding proposal limitations.
Synopsis of Program:
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the National Science Foundation- Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) program by the NSF letter of intent deadline.
Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.