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Q&As and information sessions

Connecting with Tribal Colleges and Universities on a Proposed New NSF Directorate

About the series

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites administrators and faculty from Tribal Colleges and Universities to participate in a discussion about the concept of a new NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) that was included in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 President’s Budget Request for NSF. This discussion will be held virtually on March 1, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

A key goal for the proposed TIP directorate is to serve the societal and economic needs of every part of the U.S. To this end, NSF believes contributions from diverse organization types, including Tribal Colleges and Universities, are vital to realizing the mission of the proposed directorate and its potential new programs.

Meeting Details:

At this two-hour event, NSF will share information about the President’s Budget Request for TIP, including the proposed Regional Innovation Accelerators (RIA) program, and participants will be invited to join small-group discussions about the benefits, opportunities, and challenges that TIP and RIAs present for their institutions and the communities they serve. We will also discuss ways to foster deep, meaningful, and beneficial partnerships between academic institutions and other private and public stakeholders; support use-inspired research and development; nurture an inclusive culture of innovation; create sustainable innovation ecosystems; and grow the future science and engineering workforce.

We are excited to meet with you and hope you will be able to join us.

This event will be capped at 80 participants to optimize an exchange of ideas. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


 March 1, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m ET



To register, visit https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdu2rqTwvGYtwQ5XYdu44g12ebBtXVac


Accessibility Accommodations:

Please submit requests for accessibility accommodations to Becky Shearman at rshearma@nsf.gov


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