University of Southern California


NSF 11-570 – Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (FRP)

Slots:                                                     One                      
Nomination per School:               One
Proposals may not be submitted directly by the PI; nominations are submitted by the School’s Research Dean’s Office.    

 LOI:                                                        N/A                       
Internal Deadline:                           November 29, 2013
External Deadline:                          February 1, 2014
Award Information:                        Type: Standard Grant
Estimated Numbers of Awards: 10 subject to the availability of funds
Anticipated Amount: $1,600,000 subject to the availability of funds. The average award size is expected to range from $50,000 up to $200,000.

Materials to Office of Research: Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt).CV – (4 pages maximum)

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Purpose: The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) 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 center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in their development and evolution. I/UCRCs stimulate highly leveraged industry/university cooperation by focusing on research recommended by their Industrial Advisory Boards (IAB) whose members are companies and other organizations that help support a center’s research activities.

The Fundamental Research Program for I/UCRCs provides the opportunity for centers to conduct fundamental research to better position themselves as leaders in emerging areas that could benefit the industries that they serve. Proposals must discuss how the proposed fundamental research will benefit potential and current industry members while charting a path for potentially new and emerging research directions.