NSF I-Corps Opportunities

The NSF I-Corps Funding Continuum

TLA's NSF I-Corps Site program is part of a larger NSF funding continuum.

To apply for the I-Corps Teams program, applicants must have had NSF funding in the past five years; participation in the I-Corps Sites program counts as NSF funding. Completing this program increases your likelihood of successfully competing for an NSF SBIR/STTR application.


What is the difference between the NSF the I-Corps Sites and Teams Programs?

I-CORPS SITE PROGRAM (LOCAL) I-Corps Teams (National Program)
Up to $3,000 for customer discovery $50,000 for customer discovery and minimum viable product
6-week course 2-month course
Interview 20+ potential customers Interview 100+ potential customers
Programming based in Tucson Programming at I-Corps Nodes nationwide
As NSF funded, recipients become eligible for the I-Corps Teams program Requires a history of NSF funding of the technology within the past 5 years

Please contact Aileen Dingus if you have completed the TLA NSF I-Corps Site program and want to learn about these additional opportunities.