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Research universities, through both their research and their graduates, have a strong impact on states’ economies. New Jersey currently receives only 1.5 percent of all federal research funding going to universities. The Edison Innovation Centers of Excellence Federal Matching Program seeks to build research excellence at New Jersey’s universities and research institutions in ways that will benefit our technology economy.

Funds will be provided to match federal grants for research centers of excellence in the state’s priority technology areas. These matching grants will leverage federal investment in New Jersey’s research and development base.

Program Objectives

 The goals of the Centers of Excellence Federal Matching Program are to:

  • Increase federal peer-reviewed research dollars and industrial investment in New Jersey’s research universities
  • Create academic centers of excellence in line with federal opportunities and our existing high tech industrial base
  • Increase research at our universities in areas critical to supporting our high-tech economy
  • Increase federal support for graduate education and training in state priority areas to support the state’s science and technology workforce

 Submission Deadline

 The Commission is not accepting applications at this time