*TBD - NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PIC: BIC) Solicitation: NSF 16-591

Internal Deadline: 
Fri, October 07 2016 - 12:00 pm
Funding Agency Deadline: 
Fri, October 14 2016
Program Description: 

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with a least one industry partner. In this program, there is a heavy emphasis on the quality, composition, and participation of the partners, including their appropriate contributions. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered service system with the potential to achieve transformational benefits, satisfying a real need by making an existing service system smart(er) or by spurring the creation of an entirely new smart service system. The selected service system should function as a test bed.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution.

A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on additional proposals submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation. There is no limit on the number of times an institution is a subawardee or a consultant in proposals lead by another academic institution.

URL for More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16591/nsf16591.htm

Eligibility Criteria: 

Who May Serve as PI: The PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active PFI:BIC award.

Number of Nominees Allowed: 

Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution.

A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on additional proposals submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation. There is no limit on the number of times an institution is a subawardee or a consultant in proposals lead by another academic institution.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance: 

*This opportunity has not been announced for 2017.

Posting Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016