**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is the first funding opportunity for the NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program, a bold new initiative of the National Science Foundation that will create regional-scale innovation ecosystems throughout the United States. Providing up to $160 million of funding for up to 10 years to establish each Engine, with up to an additional two years of development funding even before the official launch of an Engine, the program offers a unique opportunity to usher in a transformational revolution of economic growth by harnessing the Nation’s rich science and technology research enterprise and regional-level resources to address societal challenges and promote national competitiveness.

This BAA provides an overview of the NSF Engines program and two current funding opportunities, Type-1 and Type-2 awards, open to coalitions led by U.S.-based for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and U.S. accredited institutions of higher education with a campus located in the U.S. Additionally, federally funded research and development centers, national laboratories, and state, local, and tribal governments (limited to agencies, offices, or divisions specifically dedicated to innovation, economic and/or workforce development) can receive NSF funds through subawards.

KEY DEADLINES (by 5 p.m., submitter’s local time on the dates specified below). Failure to meet the established deadline date will result in the proposal not being reviewed.

  • Type-1 and Type-2 Concept Outlines: Due June 30, 2022
  • Type-1 Letters of Intent: Due August 31, 2022
  • Type-1 Full Proposals: Due September 29, 2022

NSF anticipates accepting full proposals for Type-2 awards in FY23, on a date to be announced soon. Additional information on the NSF Engines program can be found at the link below. More information can be found at: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/initiatives/regional-innovation-engines

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022 (Concept Outlines); August 31, 2022 (LOIs); September 29, 2022 (Full Proposals) (this is a limited opportunity)

Announcement: https://sam.gov/opp/67236a938b4f49c5a582e6c57921e3bc/view