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The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
NSF seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.
In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:
The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.
Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015
Full Proposal due to Agency: June 9, 2015
Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,500,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 15 I-Corps Sites awards annually, pending availability of funds
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
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 NSF (I-Corps Sites) program by the NSF deadline of June 27, 2014.
Guidance for preparation of societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology focused letter of intent to the Research Office:
Information: Mary Phillips at email@example.com