The National Science Foundation (NSF) Invitation!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites administrators and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities and Two-Year Institutions to participate in discussion sessions about the concept of a new NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) that was included in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 President’s Budget Request for NSF

At these two-hour events, NSF will share information about the President’s Budget Request for TIP including the proposed Regional Innovation Accelerators (RIA) program. Participants will also be invited to join small-group discussions about the benefits, opportunities, and challenges that TIP and the RIAs present for their institutions and the communities they serve. Each event will be capped at 80 participants to facilitate better exchange of ideas. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.  

We hope a representative from your institution will be able to join the session dedicated to your institution type.  For more information, and to register for these events, please follow the links below.

Scheduled Events

If you cannot attend one of the above events, but you would like to join the mailing list to receive more information about the TIP and RIAs concepts, and any related events, please send us an email at

You can also reach us with any general questions about these events at

We hope you can join us and ask that you also share this information with your professional networks.

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