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Program Details

NSF: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506

This program funds technology translation and development based on prior NSF-funded research projects from all science and engineering disciplines supported by NSF.The The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track track requires the creation and implementation of new multidisciplinary, multi-organization partnerships between academia, industry and other public and private entities to pursue new innovative technology development projects. PFI-RP projects will be funded for up to $550,000 for 36 months. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated.

USC may submit one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to this solicitation. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by June 3, 2019. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full proposal is due by July 10, 2019. For more information:

Office of Research and Grant Development

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