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

Limited Submission Announcement

PLEASE READ: Internal Procedures for Limited Submissions


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Web Address:

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

Campus Deadline:

Monday, October 19, 2015 

External Deadline(s):

Letter of Intent (required): December 2, 2015 | 5:00 PM CT

Full Proposal: January 27, 2016 | 5:00 PM CT


An academic institution can submit a maximum of two proposals  as a lead institution, preferably involving distinct application areas. A letter of intent (LOI) is a pre-requisite to proposal submission; however, the LOI will not be used as a screening device used to disallow the submission of a full proposal.

The PFI: BIC program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner to carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into a specified, human-centered smart service system.

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