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Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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

Rathindra DasGupta
rdasgupt@nsf.gov (703) 292-8353
Clark Cooper
GOALI Program, Head of OMA
ccooper@nsf.gov (703) 292-7899
William S. Bainbridge
GOALI Program, Program Director, Information and Intelligent Systems
wbainbri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
John C. Cherniavsky
GOALI Program, Senior EHR Advisor for Research
jchernia@nsf.gov (703) 292-5136
Leonard E. Johnson
GOALI Program, Program Director
lejohnso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8559
Graham M. Harrison
GOALI Program, Program Director
gharriso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7252
Fahmida N. Chowdhury
GOALI Program, Program Director, Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economics Sciences
fchowdhu@nsf.gov (703) 292-4672 CISE/CNS
Diane J. Okamuro
GOALI Program, Program Director, Integrative Organismal Systems
dokamuro@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400 BIO/IOS

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