No new Institution Members are eligible to join at this time. Membership will open again in 2020 as Phase VII is initiated.
“Institutions” include large and small public and private colleges and universities (including predominantly undergraduate institutions and minority serving institutions), non-profit research and education organizations (e.g. science museums and research institutes), and hospitals. Except for central system offices of statewide university systems and research foundations serving such systems, membership is on the basis of individual institutions. Where the system is the FDP member, participation of individual member institutions is strongly encouraged.
Membership is for the six-year life of each FDP phase. The current annual membership fee for each member institution is $2,000. Subsequent rates will be established by the Finance Committee.
As a condition for participation as an Institutional Member, institutions must agree to do the following:
Emerging Research Institution (ERI) Participation
Institutions whose annual federally supported research & development expenditures are less than $50,000,000 [as shown in the research and development column of ‘Federal obligations for science and engineering (S&E) to universities and colleges, by State, institution, and type of activity: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf02319/pdf/fssb15.pdf] may become formally involved in some or all FDP activities without becoming full Institutional Members.
The input from such institutions helps enlighten the discussions of the FDP and ensures that the federal members hear from a broad audience. For example, regulatory burden or federal rules regarding conflict of interest or Responsible Conduct of Research might have an especially great impact on less research-intensive institutions. ERI’s can be added at any time during Phase IV by submitting to the Executive Committee a description of their research support and expected growth areas, and an indication of what they feel they can contribute to FDP.
There is no annual fee for this type of participation.
Emerging Research Institutions are expected to:
Federal Agency Membership
Any grant-making federal agency wishing to participate in the Federal Demonstration Partnership may do so, provided it meets the requirements stated below.
Federal agencies participating in the FDP must agree to do the following:
Associations of researchers, research administrators, scientific societies, associations of state and/or local governments, and other such groups are encouraged to seek affiliate membership. While such groups are not eligible for Institutional Membership, their representatives may attend FDP meetings and otherwise participate as appropriate in FDP activities. Upon approval of a request submitted to the Executive Committee, such groups can be added as affiliate members. A registration fee will be charged to attend the meetings in Washington DC.
Affiliates are expected to: