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Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (FRP)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The National Science Foundation encourages the submission of industry-defined fundamental research proposals from NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in areas of shared value to both centers and their members.  Industry-defined fundamental research broadens the scientific and engineering understanding beyond the more specific applied research interests of the industries traditionally served by the I/UCRC. Industry participation extends the scope and horizon of center research projects so as to drive innovation with industrially relevant fundamental research projects.

Program contacts

Raffaella Montelli
I/UCRC Program Director, ENG
rmontell@nsf.gov (703) 292-2421
Shashank Priya
I/UCRC Program Director, ENG
spriya@nsf.gov (703) 292-4709
Rita V. Rodriguez
I/UCRC Program Director
rrodrigu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950

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