NSF RFP for Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)

TITLE:  Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)

NSF 12-602, replaces NSF 11-560


DUE:      Submission Window       01 October – 17 December  2012, annually thereafter

                                                                 01 January  – 15 March  2013, annually thereafter

                                                                  01 April  – 17 June  2013, annually thereafter

                                                                  01 July  – 16 September  2013, annually thereafter

AWARD:  250 awards totaling $12.5M in FY13

SCOPE:  The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

In order to jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the NSF Innovation Corps Teams Program (NSF I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support – in the form of mentoring and funding – to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

The purpose of the NSF I-Corps Teams grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects. The outcomes of I-Corps Teams projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go or no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan for those projects to move forward, and 3) a technology demonstration for potential partners.

WEBINAR: A webinar will be held on the first Tuesday of every month to answer questions about this program. Details will be posted on the I-Corps website (see http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/program.jsp) as they become available.


–   Errol B. Arkilic,  703 292-8095, email: [email protected]

–  Rathindra DasGupta,  703 292-8353, email: [email protected]

–  Anita J. La Salle,  703 292-5006, email: [email protected]

OTHER I-CORPS Announcements (for reference):

NSF Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps)  –  original announcement

NSF 11-560


DUE:  Submission windows:        01 July 2012 – 15 September 2012,  and annually thereafter

01 October – 15  December 2012,  annually thereafter

01 January  – 15 March 2013,  annually thereafter

01 April  – 15 June 2013, annually thereafter

Innovation Corps – Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node)

NSF 12-586


DUE:      19 October  2012

18 October  2013

20 October  2014

NSF 12-586  has limited submission, as announced earlier (19 July 2012).  NOTE  NU RULES FOR LIMITED SUBMISSION:


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