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Value to Government

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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

Membership Steps

  • Search the Directory

  • Contact Center

  • 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.


  • Attend the Center's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting to vote on research projects

Resources for Government

Find the documents required to participate in a Center

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Credit: Becky Kirkland, North Carolina State University

Strategic Engagements

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.

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Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering