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Partnerships of Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)

Limited Submission Announcement

PLEASE READ: Internal Procedures for Limited Submissions


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Web Address:

Post Date:



Awards may be up to $1,000,000 with an award duration of three (3) years.

Campus Deadline:

Monday, November 3, 2014

External Deadline(s):

December 3, 2014 | 5:00 PM CT


An academic institution can submit a maximum of two proposals as a lead institution, preferably involving distinct application areas.

The PFI: BIC program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity.

The PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active PFI: BIC award and may not be named in a proposal for funding consideration in the same fiscal year to the PFI: AIR program.


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