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About I³

Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) challenges faculty, students, and others in institutions of higher education, including two- and four-year colleges, to think strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed by programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

Goals of I3
  • Increase synergy and collaboration across NSF-funded projects and within/between institutions
  • Expand and deepen impact, and enhance sustainability
  • Broaden participation, attend to transitions across critical educational junctures, and/or provide for more globally engaged workforce
  • Promote innovative programming, policies and practices to encourage integration of STEM research and education
  • Encourage research on intra- or inter-institutional integration & broader impacts
For Fiscal Year 2010, I3 appeared in the EHR solicitations for nine programs:
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Math and Science Partnership (MSP)
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)