Funding as fulcrum

Slide collage and words Funding as Fulcrum--NSF & the I/UCRC Program Archimedes didn't invent the lever, but he explained the principles that underlie the tool. Likewise, the National Science Foundation (NSF) didn't originate the idea of using funding as a fulcrum, but with the Industry and University Cooperative Research (I/UCRC) program, the agency has discovered an effective model for financing emerging research areas at a relatively low cost.Over the course of more than 40 years, by making small investments in dozens of I/UCRC centers, NSF has ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131407&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.