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Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 12-513 for the latest version.

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.


Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on affording the opportunity for:
  • Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting;
  • Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry's perspective and integrative skills to academe; and
  • Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct research projects.

This solicitation targets high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental research, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry. GOALI seeks to fund transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund.

Program contacts

Donald Senich
GOALI Solicitation Coordinator: Senior Advisor, Small Business Procurement Policy
dsenich@nsf.gov (703) 292-7082
Morris L. Aizenman
GOALI Program, Senior Science Associate, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
maizenma@nsf.gov (703) 292-8807
William S. Bainbridge
GOALI Program, Program Director - Information and Intelligent Systems
wbainbri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
John Cherniavsky
GOALI Program, Senior EHR Advisor for Research
jchernia@nsf.gov (703) 292-5136
Leonard E. Johnson
GOALI Program, Program Director - Division of Earth Sciences
lejohnso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8559
Graham M. Harrison
GOALI Program, Program Director - Office of International Science and Engineering
gharriso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7252
Jacqueline Meszaros
GOALI Program, Program Director - Innovation and Organizational Sciences
jmeszaro@nsf.gov (703) 292-7261
Diane Jofuku Okamuro
GOALI Program, Program Director - Integrative Organismal Systems
dokamuro@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400 BIO/IOS
Sonia Ortega
GOALI Program, Program Director - Division of Graduate Education
sortega@nsf.gov (703) 292-8697

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