TIP Advisory Commitee

The Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Advisory Committee (TIP AC) will review and advise the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) on its Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) portfolio, including the activities of the TIP Directorate.  The committee shall convene approximately twice annually and will include members with relevant experience or expertise from industry, academia and other educational organizations, technology transfer, labor organizations, civil society, and other nongovernmental organizations.

The committee will review and advise on how the TIP Directorate:

  1. Supports transformational advances in use-inspired and translational research and technology development, including through diverse funding mechanisms and models at different scales;  
  2. Encourages the translation of research into innovations, processes, and products;
  3. Develops mutually-beneficial research and technology development partnerships and collaborations among institutions of higher education, including historically Black colleges and universities, Tribal Colleges or Universities, minority-serving institutions, emerging research institutions, EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) institutions, and nonprofit organizations, labor organizations, businesses and other for-profit entities, Federal or State agencies, local or Tribal governments, civil society organizations, other Foundation directorates, national labs, field stations and marine laboratories, and, as appropriate, international entities and binational research and development foundations and funds;
  4. Partners with other directorates and offices of the Foundation for specific projects or research areas;
  5. Builds capacity and infrastructure for use-inspired and translational research at institutions of higher education across the United States, including by making awards to support administrative activities that advance development, operation, integration, deployment, and sharing of innovation;  
  6. Supports the education, mentoring, and training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, to both advance use-inspired and translational research and to address workforce challenges, through scholarships, fellowships, and traineeships; and
  7. Identifies social, behavioral, and economic drivers and consequences of technological innovations that could enable advances in the challenges and key technology focus areas. In particular, the Committee will propose strategies for fulfilling the above; propose potential areas of research, particularly as relevant to United States societal, national, and geostrategic challenges; and other relevant issues as determined by the NSF Assistant Director for TIP.

The committee may advise TIP on program management, overall program balance, and other aspects of program performance; on plans and metrics to measure progress and impact of TIP programs and activities; and on plans for integrating TIP with the rest of NSF and creating feedback loops between foundational and use-inspired research.

Charter and Members


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Contact Information

For questions about the TIP AC, contact Chaitan Baru at cbaru@nsf.gov.