Research and Economic Development

Federal Demonstration Partnership

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 92 institutional recipients of federal funds; its purpose is to reduce the administrative burdens associated with research grants and contracts. The interaction between FDP’s 300 or so university and federal members takes place in FDP’s three annual meetings and, more extensively, in the many collaborative working groups and task forces that meet often by conference calls in order to develop specific work products.

The FDP is a unique forum for individuals from universities and nonprofits to work collaboratively with federal agency officials to improve the national research enterprise. At its regular meetings, FDP members hold spirited, frank discussions; identify problems; and develop action plans for change. Then these new ways of doing business are tested in the real world before putting them into effect. For more information about FDP history, members, and initiatives, visit the Federal Demonstration Partnership website.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) was recently admitted to membership in Phase V of the Federal Demonstration Partnership. Information related to Phase V can be viewed at thefdp.org. UNLV has been selected by NSHE to provide the administrative and faculty representatives to the Federal Demonstration Partnership.

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