NSF: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI-RP) NSF 19-506
The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) ... supports 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[and]... 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... to conduct applied research on a stand-alone larger project toward commercialization and societal impact. In the absence of such synergistic partnership, the project’s likelihood for success would be minimal.
USC may submit one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to this solicitation. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full proposal is due by January 13, 2021. For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19506/nsf19506.htm