The FDP is a great forum for faculty representatives to share information about the administrative burdens they face; while partnering with administrators and federal representatives on the solutions necessary to move discovery forward!

– Robert Nobles, DrPH, MPH, Emory University; Vice Chair, FDP Faculty Committee


The FDP is supported by its members, federal partnerships, dedicated participants, and its strong relationship with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) serves as the secretariat and neutral convener of the FDP. The NAS provides logistical support for FDP’s three yearly meetings and other activities.

The FDP currently receives significant financial support from its federal partners DoD, NIH, NSF and USDA. Federal awards flow through NAS to the FDP to support its mission and activities.

The FDP Foundation was created to support the activities of the FDP and to be the custodian of the funds received by the FDP. Non-federal support includes membership dues, meeting participation, and non-members who participate in the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse.

Finally, what makes the FDP special is the dedication of its members to participate and lead committees, subcommittees and working groups, alongside our federal partners. Together we work to decrease administrative burden for researchers and help them focus on their research.

More information about the structure of our organization can be found in our FDP Operating Guidelines.


The Federal Demonstration Partnership’s (FDP) mission is to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research and foster collaboration to enhance the national research enterprise while maintaining high standards of stewardship and accountability. The FDP achieves measurable results in its demonstrations and projects for the benefit of all in the research enterprise.

FDP facilitates collaboration between federal agencies and FDP member institutions, and our cooperation serves as a model to help move research forward.