The centres are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF and are mainly supported by the members of the centre, with NSF playing a supporting role in their development and development. The I/UCRC program offers five-year awards to centres that meet the requirements of the I/UCRC program. This five-year period provides a strong partnership between university researchers and their members in industry and government. After five years, centres that continue to meet the requirements of the I/UCRC program can apply for a second five-year award. These awards allow the centres to develop and diversify their industrial membership. After ten years, the centres will be fully supported by industry, other federal authorities, as well as the state and municipalities. Are you interested in partnering with the USGS? We are interested in cooperation in the field of research and development. The USGS is open to proposals to work on certain projects or technologies. For any requests or suggestions, please contact the Office of Policy and Analysis or email Esther Eng, Technology Transfer Officer. Universities and higher education institutions with postgraduate research and training capabilities can be considered leading institutions to support the I/UCRC program.
Given that a wide range of disciplines and skills are needed to address issues of interest to the industry, a critical mass of interdisciplinary research capacity is required to establish a centre. In order to ensure a sufficiently broad base of research skills, several universities or higher education institutions are encouraged to participate in the creation of a centre. Each partner university or higher education institution is expected to receive industrial support for the Centre. Models for both types of contracts are available below: NSF requires that the sector/university interaction of each centre be independently monitored and evaluated by an independent expert, usually selected within the university, but not by the department receiving funding from the centre. This gives NSF and the centre`s management feedback on health and the development of the partnership between the centre`s researchers and members. The Centre for Industrial/University Research (I/UCRC) was established in 1973 to develop long-term partnerships between industry, the academy and government. The National Science Foundation invests in these partnerships to promote research programs of common interest, contribute to the nation`s research infrastructure base, and enhance the intellectual capabilities of the technical workforce by integrating research and education. Industry/University Cooperative Research Fellowships (I/UF): It can be helpful for centre researchers to spend time doing research in a member company. The researcher gains a better understanding of the company`s research needs and experience of production processes in an industrial environment. In addition, the researcher`s presence in the member company is an effective and effective mechanism for transferring knowledge and technology.
The NSF supports researchers from centres-in-residence in a company affiliated with cooperative Research Fellowships. An I/UF proposal must present an experimental plan for the research that the centre`s researcher must conduct in the member society. Funding for a scholarship is shared equally with the company, with the NSF providing up to $25,000. CRADA and TAA make full use of everyone`s existing resources and achieve mutually beneficial results. It also protects sensitive information within an agreed time. CRADA offers the non-federal partner the opportunity to obtain an exclusive or non-exclusive license for the inventor as part of the partnership. TAAs look like CRADAs. TAAs allow for more focused technical or research efforts. The collaborative partnership must be beneficial to both parties. However, the result of a TAA does not normally lead to the development of intellectual property.
A university policy committee that facilitates the operation of the centre within the universe