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Opportunity Kick-off: 2022 NSF Regional Innovation Engine

May 24, 2022

Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice and lessons learned from experienced faculty, and a chance to network with other ASU faculty.

The NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) has announced the launch of the NSF Regional Innovation Engines program and funding opportunity. The Engines program will provide up to $160M in funding for up to 10+ years to establish each Engine.

Engines has three core functions:

· Use-inspired research and development

· Translation of innovation results to society

· Workforce development to grow and sustain regional innovation

The funding opportunity is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) which has two tracks, Type 1, development awards with a duration of 24 months and a maximum budget of $1M, intended to lay the groundwork for submitting Type 2 awards: regions and teams looking to launch an Engine and have an award period of 10 years and budget up to $160M. For FY23, TIP anticipates making up to 50 Type 1 and five Type 2 awards. Both Type 1 and 2 proposers must submit a concept outline by June 30, 2022, and a letter of intent by August 31, 2022. Full proposals are LIMITED to one per organization may only be submitted by proposers whose concept outlines were approved by NSF. Full proposals are due September 29, 2022.

An informational webinar was held May 17 and should be posted here:

Additional information sessions and a regional roadshow will occur May 24, June 7, and June 21: for details and registration:


· Matthew Hulver, Vice President of Research

· Grace O’Sullivan, Vice President

· Quyen Wickham and Keith Aspinall, Research Development

Date: Tuesday May 24, 2022
Time: 12:30PM – 1:25PM (AZ)
Location: Online only