by MARY GRACE DEJUCOS
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 10 discretionary grants for the movement of academic research discoveries into the marketplace.
The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6 million.
This funding opportunity is open to universities and colleges.
A funding opportunity notice from the NSF states: "This PFI: AIR-Research Alliance (RA) solicitation is intended to accelerate the translation and transfer of existing research discoveries into competitive technologies and commercial realities by leveraging the investments NSF has made in research alliances (e.g., consortia such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees and others) and catalyzing academic-based innovation ecosystems. The goal is that these synergistic partnerships and collaborations between government, academia, and other public and private entities will result in new wealth and the building of strong local and regional economies."
The funding opportunity number is 13-591 (CFDA 47.041). The application closing date is Feb. 12, 2014.
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