Accelerating Research Translation (ART- NSF) Program

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to increase the scale and pace of advancing discoveries made while conducting academic research into tangible solutions that benefit the public. This is the primary aim of the “Accelerating Research Translation” (ART) program.”

Accelerating Research Translation (ART)

Georgetown University’s proposal

Georgetown is preparing a proposal for submission to the National Science Foundation’s Accelerating Research Translation (ART) funding program. This program aims to help Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) increase their capacity for translational research activities, thereby generating societal and economic benefits. 

The ART program will partly provide funding for specific pilot projects, known as Seed Translational Research Projects (STRPs), that can demonstrate a clear path from fundamental research in NSF-supported areas to translational impact.  As well as traditional product innovations and technology and knowledge transfer, the NSF is expanding the concept of translation to include “positive impacts on local communities, data-informed policy, open-source ecosystems, formal and informal education, and social entrepreneurship.”

We are inviting Georgetown faculty to submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) for candidate STRPs, at least three of which will be included in our NSF grant application.  Successful proposals will

In the event Georgetown University is awarded an ART grant, each selected STRP will be funded with up to $75K per year for up to 2 years.

To submit your LOI, please register for the WORKSHOP to be held on June 27, 10 am EST and fill out this FORM no later than 5 pm EST, Thursday, July 18.  LOIs submitted after this deadline will not be reviewed.  A committee will select 2-4 of the most compelling LOIs, and invite faculty to prepare more complete project descriptions by September 1 to be included in the ART proposal.


Solicitation for Letters of Intent (LOI) June 17, 2024
NSF ART LOI Workshop Please RegisterJune 27, 2024
LOI Submission DeadlineJuly 18, 2024
Notification to those selected for Full ApplicationAugust 7, 2024
Full Application WorkshopAugust 14, 2024
Full Proposal Deadline for those selectedSeptember 1, 2024
NSF ART Submission DeadlineSeptember 18, 2024