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Research opportunities at the heart of upcoming webinar

Erwin Gianchandani of the National Science Foundation to speak on mission of new TIP directorate

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Research and Innovation

Research opportunities at the heart of upcoming webinar

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (NSF TIP) is all about the new.

New research.

New industries.

New ways to create high-wage jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Erwin Gianchandani, assistant director of the TIP directorate, will provide Miamians insight into upcoming funding opportunities during a webinar on Monday, Sept. 19, from 10-11 a.m. hosted by the Office of Research and Innovation and ASPIRE. Those interested can register in advance.

This is the chance for anyone carrying out basic research to learn more about the TIP directorate and what it will support, said Rick Page, associate vice president for research and innovation and professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

“The TIP directorate is a new NSF directorate charged with enabling breakthrough technologies that can help the research enterprise in the United States to meet the most pressing societal and economic needs of our times,” Page said.

Gianchandani has worked at the NSF in various roles since 2012 while leading the development of multiple initiatives.

Focused on speeding the development and deployment of the next generation of technological “marvels,” the TIP directorate seeks to collaborate with colleagues at the NSF, other government agencies, industry, and academia.   

Page said attendees will receive information directly from Gianchandani regarding the vision and mission of the TIP directorate, along with discussions of new programs and how investigators and institutions can engage with TIP and advance their research.

The NSF TIP directorate is well aligned with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Miami University and presents outstanding opportunities to drive forward research across many disciplines,” Page said.

“Specifically through strengthening and scaling use-inspired and translational research, the TIP directorate will fund research that empowers workers and harnesses technological advances and innovation to create new jobs and invent new sectors of the economy.”