2020 Competition: 20-529 NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to further develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that guides the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, and services that benefit society. The goal of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program, created in 2011 by NSF, has been and will continue to be to reduce the time and risk associated with translating promising ideas and technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. For more information on the I-Corps Program, please click here.

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • Funding Available: $15,000,000

To apply, please click here. Please contact limitedsubs@psu.edu with any questions.

CoE Research Administration Meeting- Thursday, Feb. 27

The next College of Engineering Research Administration Meeting will be held Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in HUB room 233A. To RSVP, please click here.

To view the agenda, click here.

Mentoring Matters: Fostering Culture Change in Mentoring Excellence – Monday, Feb. 24

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) are hosting a Mentoring Summit to be held at the Big Ten Conference Center and on individual BTAA campuses via satellite meetings.  Penn State faculty, administrators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are invited to attend the Penn State satellite meeting to discuss how to foster culture change in mentoring excellence.


Monday, February 24, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room 103 Bank of America Building


To register, please click here.

Announcement of New EERE Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.”

The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand flexibility at scale. It will also enable grid-interactive efficient building communities around the country to share research results and lessons learned on projects that increase grid reliability, resilience, security and energy integration well into the future.

EERE’s Building Technologies Office would manage the FOA. EERE anticipates awarding 4-6 projects for up to $7 million each in the form of cooperative agreements, or up to $42 million. At present, EERE would intend to issue the FOA in the summer of 2020 via the EERE Exchange. The full Notice of Intent can be viewed here.

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