Q: What is involved with the I-Corps Teams national program?
A: Find out more about the I-Corps Teams national program HERE.
Q: What are the pre-requisites to be eligible for Node sponsorship?
A: NSF lineage is required. Teams who don’t have prior NSF research funding must complete a regional UNY I-Corps Regional 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 are a current student or faculty at a university, or 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 Node sponsorship will receive funding from the UNY Node, rather than the NSF.
Q: What is the application process for the Node Sponsorship?
A: The UNY Node Team will vet and select teams, and nominate them to NSF. Teams will be interviewed by NSF, who has final approval. If approved by NSF, teams will complete a full proposal and submit it to the Node. The Node will manage the team’s grant and expense reimbursements.