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National Science Foundation

Partnerships for Innovation

Intent Deadline: April 6, 2020
UNL Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 20, 2020
Application Deadline: July 8, 2020

The Partnerships for Innovation Program offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships, and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit. This solicitation offers two broad tracks: 

The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track offers the opportunity to translate prior NSF-funded research results in any field of science or engineering into technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact. 

The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track seeks to achieve the same goals as the PFI-TT track by supporting instead complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that are typically beyond the scope of a single researcher or institution and require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration. 

There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to a deadline of this solicitation. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by April 6, 2020. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit