Nonprofit Funder-Research Institution (NFRI) Partnership Workshop

May 22, 2019

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Meeting Info

The HRA  and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) invite you to participate in a day-long workshop of the Nonprofit Funder-Research Institution (NFRI) Partnership on May 22, 2019. The workshop will facilitate ongoing discussions and efforts around four key elements of foundation-institution relations: (1) Streamlining administrative requirements; (2) Indirect costs/research project support costs; (3) Intellectual property and tech transfer issues; and (4) overall principles for successful partnerships between nonprofit funders and research institutions. As many of you may know, this is the third in-person NFRI partnership meeting. Additional information on the history of the partnership and presentations and materials from previous meetings can be found here.

The location of the workshop is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Building, located at 1200 New York Ave, Washington, DC 20005 (also home to COGR). AAAS headquarters are one block from the Washington metro’s Metro Center station, which services the red, orange, blue and silver lines, and a 10-15 minute walk from Gallery Place (serving the yellow and green metro lines). We recommend that you make your hotel reservations early as this area books up quickly. 

Meeting Agenda, Speaker Bios and Presentations (click on each day to expand)

May 22, Wednesday


Check-in and Breakfast

AAAS Second Floor Lobby

8:00–8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks and Brief Overview of the Partnership History, Structure and Progress

AAAS Auditorium

Session Materials

8:15–9:15 AM

Current Working Group and Subgroup Initiatives

AAAS Auditorium

9:15–9:30 AM


9:30 AM–12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

• Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer – Abelson
• Research Project Support Costs – Haskins
• Streamlining Administrative Processes and Requirements – Revelle

Session Materials

Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer

Control of Licensing Principles and Guidelines

Session Materials

Research Project Support Costs

FAQ for Funders

Session Materials

Streamlining Administrative Processes and Requirements

Compliance Contracting Whitepaper

12:00–1:00 PM


1:00–2:30 PM

Breakout Session Reports Outs

Working Groups and Subgroups – AAAS Auditorium

2:30–3:00 PM

Next Steps

AAAS Auditorium

3:00 PM