Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) program challenges faculty, administrators, and others to think strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards and is itself an integrative, cross-cutting effort within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). For Fiscal Year 2009, proposals are being solicited in nine programs that advance I3 goals:
• Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
• Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE)
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program (HBCU-UP)
• Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
• Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
• Math and Science Partnership (MSP)
• Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
• Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)
• Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

Proposals may be submitted to these programs directly or through the I3 program. Independent of I3, some of the programs participating in I3 have a limit on the number of non-I3 proposals that can be submitted (CREST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce) and some do not (ITEST, RDE, TCUP). In addition to those limitations, however, an institution may submit a single proposal to the I3 competition. All proposals submitted through I3 have two common due dates and will be reviewed in competition with one another.

Because MU is limited to one application for each I3 program deadline (February 24 and August 25), letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2009 for the February 24 NSF I3 deadline. (Another internal competition will take place for the August 25, 2009 NSF deadline.) Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include the following: 1) the targeted I3 program; 2) the project’s vision and goals; 3) anticipated outcomes and how the project will achieve them; 4) a list of team members; and 5) an evaluation plan.


Up to $1.25 million over 5 years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

February 24, 2009
(Another internal competition will take place for the August 25, 2009 external deadline.)

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at