This is a Limited Submission funding opportunity. Please follow the campus procedure outlined below
Title:  Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) - Limited Submission
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Eligibility:  UCSB may submit two proposals.
Campus Procedure:   Interested investigators must submit a notice of intent to Kelly Pillsbury at by Thursday, December 14th at 5 p.m. The notice should include: 1) PI Name; 2) Names of co-PIs or collaborators; 3) Brief description of the proposed project (no more than one paragraph). If more than one potential project is identified, pre-proposals will be requested and a review process will be developed. Please contact Meredith Murr, ext. 3925 or with any questions about the program or campus process.
Summary:  The goals of the PFI program are: (1) identifying and supporting Foundation-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current Foundation-sponsored researchers, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education to undertake proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-funded research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between Foundation-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) catalyzing professional development activities, mentoring, and best practices in entrepreneurship and technology translation for faculty, students and researchers; and (6) expanding the participation of women and individuals from underrepresented groups in innovation, technology translation, and entrepreneurship. Two tracks are available for requesting funding from NSF through the PFI Program: Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT): This proposal track is aimed at supporting individual researchers seeking to develop new technological innovations based on prior NSF-funded basic research (up to $200k for 18 months) Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships (PFI-RP): This proposal track seeks to accelerate the translation and transfer of research discoveries into competitive technologies that address societal needs through highly collaborative, multi-organization partnerships (up to $750k over 36 months).
Solicitation Number:  NSF 18-511
Agency Contact:  Prakash Balan, 703/292-7795,
Area(s):  Eng, MLPS
Selected Team(s):  
Notes:  OR has not received any notices of intent. Contact if you are interested in submitting.