Q: What is involved with the NSF National Teams Program?
A: Find out more about the NSF National Teams Program HERE.
Q: What are the pre-requisites to be eligible for sponsorship?
A: NSF lineage is required. Teams who don’t have prior NSF research funding must complete a regional UNY I-Corps Short Course and be recommended by the Site or Node instructor team who ran the course.
Q: What does “Reasonable university affiliation” mean?
A: “Reasonable university affiliation” means that you may not be a current student or faculty at a university, but you are a recent graduate, active alumni, or part of a university affiliated incubator or accelerator program or university sponsored grant program.
Q: How is the Node Sponsorship different than the Standard Teams program?
A: Teams applying for Node Sponsorship are not eligible for the traditional Teams Program according to NSF Solicitation 18-15. Teams awarded sponsorship will receive funding from the UNY Node, rather than the NSF.
Q: What is the application process for the Node Sponsorship?
A: After the application is filled out, the UNY Node Team will vet and select teams, and manage their grants and expense reimbursements. NSF has final approval on all teams.