Innovation Corps AND Innovation Corps – Regional Node Program (I-CORPS NODE) NFS 11-560

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

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

AWARD:  One or up to 25 standard grants in FY11.  Duration of each award is 6 months.   100 grants  in FY12; duration of each award is 6  months.   $50k to $1.25M in FY11, $5M in FY12.  Award sizes will not exceed $50,000.

SCOPE:   The NSF   I-Corps’ 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 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 outcome of the I-Corps projects will be threefold:

1)  a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and  services,

2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and

3) a technology demonstration for potential partners.

WEBINAR: A webinar will be held on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning in August 2011 to answer questions about this program. Details will be posted on the I-Corps website as they become available.


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

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

–        Richard Voyles,  703-292-4541, email: [email protected]

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