NSF: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) NSF 13-594
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 25, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.
NSF indicates that a letter of intent is due on June 26, 2015 and a full proposal is due by September 25, 2015. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13594/nsf13594.htm