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I/UCRC Program

The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in their development and evolution. I/UCRCs stimulate highly leveraged industry/City imageuniversity cooperation by focusing on fundamental research recommended by Industrial Advisory Boards.

Contents of the I/UCRC web site

  • I/UCRC Directory and Fact Sheets - a directory of centers and fact sheets that includes contacts, center mission and rationale, and research program information.
  • Program announcement: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) - NSF 01-116 (posted Jun 28 2001). HTML, PDF, TEXT
  • Success: I/UCRC measures and examples of success.
  • Reports and Forms
    1. Guidelines for preparing IUCRC annual reports.
    2. Sample Agreement Form.
    3. Annual Report - step by step instructions.
  • About the I/UCRC Program - partnerships,  structure, how the program works.
  • Session Highlights - Take-home points from the 2003 IUCRC Director´s Annual Meeting

Man working in a manufacturing labEach center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry and the university with which it is involved, with the provision that the industry must provide major support to the center at all times. The centers rely primarily on the involvement of graduate students in their research projects, thus developing students who are knowledgeable in industrially relevant research.

Contact Information:

  • Program Telephone number: (703) 292-8383.
    • Alex Schwarzkopf, Lead I/UCRC Program Director
    • Glenn Larsen, I/UCRC Program Director
    • Tapan Mukherjee, I/UCRC Program Director
    • Donald Price, I/UCRC Program Director
    • Gregory Misiorek, I/UCRC Program Assistant

    Please see the latest solicitation.


Last Update: 16-aug-04

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