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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 a total budget of $1 million with an award duration of three years.

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline(s):

Letter of Intent (required): October 14, 2016 | 5:00 PM CT

Full Proposal: November 16, 2016 | 5:00 PM CT 


Institutions may only participate as a lead institution on two proposals.

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.


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