Federal, state and local government agencies participate in the Industry–University Cooperative Research Centers program.
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Value to Government
Leveraged Research Dollars
Stretch public research funds further
Meet industrial leaders and top researchers driving sector change
Mentor and train students to attain desired skills for work in government
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Establish a way to support the Center (choose one)
- Sign a membership
agreement with the Center.
- Issue a "Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items" by using form 1449. Send the
completed form directly to the university.
- Set up an Interagency Agreement (IAA) or Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) with NSF. See instructions for processing an IAA or MIPR.
- Sign a membership agreement with the Center.
Attend the Center's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting to vote on research projects
Resources for Government
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Credit: Becky Kirkland, North Carolina State University
Industry and government agencies can participate as Center members or by partnering directly with NSF at the strategic level to inspire new areas of research.Learn More
Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering