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NSF Proposal Clinic – Preparations

We are busily confirming our plans for ASU’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Clinic to be held on ASU’s Main Campus at ISTB 4 on January 9, 2014.

The event targets associate and full professors seeking to improve their NSF award portfolio. Highlights of the day include, a presenter with extensive experience in single investigator and center proposal preparation, a panel discussion featuring experienced faculty members, and a networking lunch. NSF_ProposalClinicFlyerDownload the flyer: NSF-ProposalClinic.

Register here by January 6, 2014.

Questions? Email researchstrategy@asu.edu.

S&E Research Space at Academic Institutions, by State and Institutional Control, FY11

The National Science Foundation released its 2011 survey of science and
engineering research space at academic institutions that spend $1 million or
more in research and development. The total research space in U.S. academic
research institutions clocks in at over 200 million square feet with
approximately three-quarters of the total space at public institutions and the
remaining at private institutions. Biological and biomedical research space
accounts for 27% of total square footage, the greatest among all fields, the
next being engineering at 16%. Mathematics and statistics, computer and
information sciences, psychology and social sciences each account for 3% or less
of the total square footage.

Read more here.

National Science Foundation Scales Up Entrepreneurship Program

The National Science Foundation said today that it will fund a major expansion of its Innovation Corps program, an effort to teach NSF-funded university researchers how to build profitable startups around their technologies.

In its initial stages, the two-year-old “I-Corps” program has been flying researchers to Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech for prototype versions of the “Lean Launchpad” course originally developed at Stanford by serial entrepreneur and startup guru Steve Blank. Now the program is spreading to nine more universities, which have been singled out for three-year grants totaling $11.2 million.

Read entire article here.

UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford join forces to help commercialize university innovations

BERKELEY, SAN FRANCISCO, PALO ALTO –The University of California, Berkeley, UC San Francisco and Stanford University are collaborating on an educational program aimed at commercializing university research and fostering innovation locally and nationally, thanks to a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The “I-Corps Node: NSF Bay Area Regional I-Node Program” is one of three new Innovation Corps (or I-Corps) Nodes that the NSF is establishing across the United States, the NSF announced yesterday, Feb. 21, 2013. The goal of I-Corps is to increase the impact of NSF-funded research by setting up innovation ecosystems within universities that will train the next generation of entrepreneurs, encourage partnerships between academia and industry, and commercialize science and technology. The resources of the program are available to NSF principal investigators and their graduate students, as well as local and national startups.

The San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley Node is coordinated by UC Berkeley in collaboration with UCSF and Stanford University. The node is headed by Richard Lyons, dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford. André Marquis, executive director of the Haas School’s Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, serves the role of Node manager.

“Our three universities are the source of so many ground-breaking discoveries that can be put into service of society and this grant will allow us to develop next-generation processes to tap them and bring them to market,” says Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons. “Getting better at this means more jobs, more economic value and better lives.”

Read entire press release here.

Federal R&D Funding, by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2011–13

This report contains data on the budget authority (see “Definitions,” below) of U.S. federal
agencies to fund the research and development and R&D plant components of their programs
in FYs 2011, 2012, and 2013. All activities covered by the federal budget, including R&D,
are classified by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) into 20 broad functional
categories (see “Budget Functions and Classifying R&D,” below). At present, R&D activities
are present in 15 of these categories.

Read more…..http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13308/pdf/nsf13308.pdf