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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a $600,000 funding opportunity ...

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
  • Accredited Degree Granting Institutions: US universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community and technical colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US ... academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.
  • At least two or more existing small businesses (as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA)) must participate in the PFI proposal.
  • Awards may be up to $600,000 with an award duration of two or three years.

... One of the goals of the Partnerships for Innovation Program (PFI) is to stimulate the transformation of knowledge created by the research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth; build strong local, regional, and national economies; and improve the national well-being...

... While the center-piece of this group is academe and small business, large businesses and non-profits may participate in this core knowledge-enhancement partnership unit, which
in turn may be embedded in the broader network of a PFI partnership...

... Some examples include the following: laser-based technologies; software algorithms; nano-structured materials; environmental remediation technologies; re-manufacturing technologies; energy conservation or storage technologies; innovation through design or education; personalized medicine/genetic testing...

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 

     October 01, 2010

Full Proposal Deadline(s)::

     December 04, 2010

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