Funding as fulcrum


05/19/2014 11:49 AM EDT

Slide collage and words Funding as Fulcrum--NSF & the I/UCRC Program

Archimedes didn’t invent the lever, but he explained the principles that underlie the tool. Likewise, the National Science Foundation (NSF) didn’t originate the idea of using funding as a fulcrum, but with the Industry and University Cooperative Research (I/UCRC) program, the agency has discovered an effective model for financing emerging research areas at a relatively low cost.

Over the course of more than 40 years, by making small investments in dozens of I/UCRC centers, NSF has

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