National Science Foundation Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):11/08/17
Agency Deadline:02/08/18
Limit on Number of Proposals:One- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams that are transitioning their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. A Site's entrepreneurial curriculum model should demonstrate consistency with (but not necessarily duplicate) the NSF I-Corps curriculum that can be found at Some of the possible outcomes from an I-Corps Site's team mentorship and guidance are:

  • Direct commercialization of team projects
  • Applications submitted by Site Teams to NSF's I-Corp Program
  • New start-up businesses
  • Licensing agreements
  • Creation of business plans suitable for review by third-party investors

Funding for the I-Corps Sites Program is limited to a maximum of $100,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 08, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434