Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Innovation Corps Program

Innovation Corps Program

National Science Foundation


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 07/29/2011 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:11-560
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jul 29, 2011
Creation Date:Jul 16, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jun 15, 2012    Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 1 - December 15, Annually January 1 - March 15, Annually April 1 - June 15, Annually July 1 - September 15, Annually
Current Closing Date for Applications:Sep 15, 2012    Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 1 - December 15, Annually January 1 - March 15, Annually April 1 - June 15, Annually July 1 - September 15, Annually
Archive Date:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:25
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,250,000
Award Ceiling:$50,000
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s):47.041  --  Engineering Grants
47.049  --  Mathematical and Physical Sciences
47.050  --  Geosciences
47.070  --  Computer and Information Science and Engineering
47.074  --  Biological Sciences
47.075  --  Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
47.076  --  Education and Human Resources
47.080  --  Office of Cyberinfrastructure
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Other Federal Agencies and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): Contact the appropriate program before preparing a proposal for submission. -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. 

Agency Name

National Science Foundation


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 is establishing the NSF Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps). 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. 

Link to Additional Information

NSF Publication 11-560

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Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
File NameDate
Modification #3Apr 09, 2012
Modification #2Feb 17, 2012
Modification #1Oct 11, 2011
Original SynopsisJul 29, 2011

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