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Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Program


Advantages of the I/UCRC Model:

For participating universities, CBERD:

•    provides direct industry involvement in university research

•    establishes a meaningful research focus

•    exposes the academic community to the ‘real world’

•    provides support for research and students

For industry, CBERD:

•       provides an avenue to investigate a topic which may otherwise not be done

•       accomplishes research at a fraction of the cost

•       allows an industry to utilize the talents and resources of a university provides an excellent recruiting tool for building the future of the company


For further information, please visit the following NSF websites:

NSF Main Page

The I/UCRC Program at NSF

About the I/UCRC Program

Directory of all I/UCRC’s

Program Evaluation Project Site (NCSU)

Fundamental Research Program for I/UCRC’s (FRP)

Supplemental Funds for CBERD Membership (for small business NSF grantees)

Government Agreements for I/UCRC Memberships (MIPR’s)

Collaborative Opportunity for Research Between I/UCRC’s (CORBI)




The coordinating site for this multi-university center is located at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, South Dakota  57701