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New NSF Program Seeks to Accelerate Translation of Research into Impactful Products and Solutions


The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program is designed to help academic institutions speed and scale their research activities in order to generate impactful products, services and solutions.

Leveraging an initial $60 million investment, NSF’s new Directorate for Technology Innovations and Partnerships will provide awards of up to $6 million over four years to qualifying institutions.

“NSF aspires to help academic institutions build the pathways and support structures to create societal and economic impacts at speed and scale,” said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. “The ART program will directly support this objective by growing capacity to accelerate the translation of research results to practice.”

“The National Science Foundation’s new ART program directly addresses a long-standing gap between academic research and the solutions our country needs,” according to Arati Prabhakar, Presidential Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

The ART program has issued a request for proposals that blend:

  • Initiatives to develop and strengthen institutional research infrastructure to support research translation.
  • Educational and training opportunities — especially for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers — to enable individuals to become entrepreneurs and/or seek use-inspired and translational research-oriented careers in the public and private sectors.
  • Specific translational research activities that show significant promise for translating research results to practice in the short term.

The deadline for full proposals is 23 May 2023.

For more information on the NSF’s ART Program and how to submit proposals, see:



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