FDP Looking for New Members for Phase VI

FDPBeginning in September 2014, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) will enter Phase VI and will be accepting applications from U.S. organizations receiving federal research funding, including public and private colleges and universities receiving federal research funding (including predominantly undergraduate institutions and minority serving institutions), non-profit research and education organizations (e.g. science museums and research institutes), and hospitals who would like to participate in this next phase.

The FDP is a unique forum of federal agencies and funding recipients committed to testing innovative approaches and streamlining processes and systems for federally supported research and education. Over the past 25 years, the FDP has evolved into an organization of 10 federal agencies and 120 research institutions dedicated to finding efficient and effective ways to support research by maximizing resources available for research and minimizing administrative costs. For more detailed information, including a list of FDP accomplishments, please visit the FDP website.

Applications from U.S. institutions not currently members in good standing of the FDP can be completed online.   The application process requires that a letter of institutional support be uploaded to the website.  This letter of support should be signed by a high ranking institutional official (Provost, Vice President for Research or equivalent) and contain a statement clearly indicating the institution’s commitment to the financial and time commitments associated with membership of the FDP.

Applications must be submitted by March 28, 2014, with evaluation of applications and selection of new members to be completed by May 1, 2014. Phase VI members will be required to execute membership agreements by August 1, 2014. Potential new members are welcome to attend the FDP meeting scheduled for May 11-13, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

For further information, please visit the FDP website or contact its Executive Director, David Wright.