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Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed): Proposal Guidelines Review Seminars


Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, students, and others in institutions of higher education to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), but not limited to those awards. For Fiscal Year 2009, proposals are being solicited in nine EHR programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LS-AMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP. For additional information, refer to the solicitation of any of the aforementioned programs at or visit the Innovation through Institutional Integration FAQ website at

Award Information:
  • Five year award with funding for years 4 and 5 dependent on performance.

  • Up to $250,000 per year for a total not to exceed $1.25 million over five years.

  • Currently solicited through CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LS-AMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE and TCUP. An institution need not have one of these awards to submit a proposal to the I3 track. An institution is expected to have at least one EHR award.

  • Due February 24, 2009, or August 25, 2009.

  • Only one proposal from an institution for each deadline.

  • PI must be the University Provost or equivalent chief academic officer, unless the project is exclusively for research.

SCHEDULE OF ONLINE WORKSHOPS: The online seminars are scheduled on Thursday, January 15, 2009, from 2-3 pm EST and Friday, January 23, 2009, from 11 am to 12 noon EST. Both workshops will include similar content.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: We recommend that a team of faculty and institution-wide administrators from your institution meet in one location to participate in the seminar. Only one member of the team should register for the event, following the instructions below.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration for the online seminar is now available at To register, select the "UPCOMING" tab and select "I-Cubed - Innovation through Institutional Integration Webinar." The registration password is: icubednsf. Please register as soon as possible since there are a limited number of slots available; only one person per institution team should register to save space for other participants. The registrant will receive additional instructions via email from once registration is confirmed, please watch for this email. A phone line and one computer with an internet connection will be needed to participate in the seminar.

For programmatic questions:
Kathleen Bergin, 703.292.5171,
Sylvia James, 703.292.5333,
Victor Santiago, 703.292.4673,

For questions about online seminars:
JT Clark, 703.292.8219,
Mark Leddy, 703.292.4655,
Claudia Rankins, 703.292.8109,