Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) (Research Partnerships track)

Award Info:

The budget for PFI-RP proposals is up to $550,000 for 36 months. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated. Deadlines in January and July. Only limited for PFI-RP (Research Partnerships) track


The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track seeks to achieve the same goals as the PFI-TT track by supporting instead complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that are typically beyond the scope of a single researcher or institution and require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration. A PFI-RP project requires the creation of partnerships between academic researchers and third-party organizations such as industry, non-academic research organizations, federal laboratories, public or non-profit technology transfer organizations or other universities. Such partnerships are needed to conduct applied research on a stand-alone, larger project towards commercialization and societal impact. In the absence of such synergistic partnership the project’s likelihood for success would be minimal.