Partnerships for Innovation offers supplemental funding opportunity for supporting research in nascent translation
For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected research productivity with disproportionately negative impacts felt by women and individuals who have traditionally been underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM fields. A key aspect of this productivity has been the translation of research results to the market and society. As the Nation's universities return to normal operation, NSF seeks to lessen these impacts, both on the conduct of STEM research as well as on the researchers themselves.
NSF is making available the Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Supporting Post-pandemic Research in Nascent Translation, or SPRINT, which is specifically intended to help restart translational research activities. This funding opportunity supports, encourages and enables current awardees of the Partnerships for Innovation program to restart their efforts so that they can move toward technology commercialization and the creation of startups.