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Funding opportunity

Learn more about the Partnerships for Innovation, or PFI, program and how to submit a proposal in the latest solicitation and the frequently asked questions documents:


Join our monthly virtual Q&A session to ask program officers about the PFI program, including proposal and award requirements and how to design a project.

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Can’t make it? Watch the "Introduction to PFI" recording or download the presentation. (PPTX, 7.4 MB)

Assess your project

To gauge whether your project fits the goals of the PFI program, feel free to email a one- to two-page executive summary to outlining the following information:

  • The NSF lineage of your PFI project (NSF-supported research results and/or I-Corps™ Teams).
  • The societal need/market opportunity to be addressed.
  • The proposed innovation.
  • Key technological hurdles you must overcome to translate the technology into a product or service.
  • The envisioned pathway to commercialization.
  • The team and partners you would bring to the PFI project.

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