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NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) grants

Are you interested in developing your NSF-funded research into a proof-of-concept or prototype? If you have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant or participated in the NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program you may be eligible to apply for an NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) grant.

To learn more, we invite you to join our upcoming webinar "PFI Q&A Office Hours" on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


PFI grants offer researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs. During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the PFI program and what to expect for the submission deadline of July 8, 2020.

The program description, NSF 19-506, Frequently Asked Questions, and a synopsis of the PFI program are available here.

*This webinar will be recorded. The recording will be distributed to participants 1-2 days after the webinar takes place.

The PFI Program Director, Dr. Jesus Soriano, will host additional office hours webinars on the following dates:

Thursday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m.      


Thursday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m.          


Thursday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m.          


Thursday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m.              


Thank you,

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) staff

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