NSF I-Corps: Opportunities






Need help or answers regarding I-Corps at TLA? Let us know, we’re here to help.

Aileen Dingus
Coordinator, Venture Development
NSF I-Corps Site Program Manager


What opportunities are open to those who complete TLA’s NSF I-Corps Site Program?

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1547749. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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 (Local Program) 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+ customers Interview 100+ customers
Programming in Tucson Programming at I-Corps Node (the UA is partnered with the Los Angeles node.)
As NSF funded, recipients become eligible for I-Corps Teams Requires history of NSF funding of the technology within the past 5 years

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

NSF I-Corps

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