To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences
From: Nick Novak, Graduate School
Date: August 20, 2013
Subject: NSF-Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Notices are due at the Graduate School on Monday, October 14, 2013; Deadline for internal competition will be determined if needed.
The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity. This innovation capacity is intended to endure beyond the initial award. Partnerships that build the capacity to innovate are expected to be effective at innovating and able to continue to innovate. They are highly intentional about creating an environment that fosters innovation. These partnerships not only develop new technology but also foster the development of human capital that embraces a culture of change, nurtures the generation of new ideas, and considers feedback an integral part of the innovation processes. Partnership members are diverse, representing a spectrum of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Partnership activities that drive sustained innovation include the targeted allocation of resources such as capital, time, facilities; and sharing of knowledge in a cross-organizational and interdisciplinary context.
Awards may be up to $800,000 with award durations of three years.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit as a lead institution is limited to two. A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on any other proposal submitted under this solicitation. PIs who are submitting a proposal to the Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research may not submit a proposal for this competition.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Notice of intent: Send an email message to email@example.com with “NSF PFI” by Monday, October 14, 2013 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is necessary.
The NSF-PFI program solicitation will provide detailed proposal preparation and submission instructions. For the project selected, a complete proposal must be submitted using NSF Fastlane. Information about campus procedures for NSF Fastlane is posted on the RSP Web site. The NSF required Letter of Intent deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5 pm Central Time. For those invited, full proposals are due by Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5 pm Central Time.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Nick Novak (608) 265-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org