NSF updated its submission portal to provide users a more secure and private experience. Now, a user must create a system user account to submit an I-Corps Executive Summary. In addition, users must sign in to respond to any active Executive Summary and/or Program Director requests. This user guide is provided to assist new and existing users in creating and managing their accounts. Account Creation

Sign In

1.1 I-Corps communities' sign in
1.1.1 Sign in page

1.1.2 Create an account
Fill in:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • A valid Email Address
  • Alphanumeric Password (10 characters, 1 letter, 1 number, 1 special character)

1.1.3 I-Corps Executive Summary form:

  • Click on “Sign Up” to be routed to the Executive Summary form.
  • Fill and submit the form.



1.1.4 Complete the summary:

  • See an example of a completed Executive Summary




1.1.5 I-Corps Cohort selection

  • If the Executive Summary results in an invitation to “Submit a Proposal”, the user will receive an email to select an I-Corps Cohort.
  • Click on the link in the email for Cohort selection.

1.1.6 Sign in page

  • Sign in using the credentials used to submit an Executive Summary.

1.1.7 Cohort selection form

  • Select the details for an I-Corps Cohort in the form

  • Fill in the details and “Submit”.

1.1.8 Form submission confirmation page

  • Sign out after selecting the Cohort.

1.1.9 After form submission

  • Sign out once you have submitted the executive summary or cohort selection.

2 Account/Password Recovery

2.1 I-Corps Account Recovery
2.1.1 I-Corps sign in page

2.1.2 Password reset page

  • Enter the email ID for which you want to recover the password and click on “Reset Password”.

2.1.3 Password reset confirmation page

  • An email has been sent to reset the password for I-Corps communities.

2.1.4 Password reset link in the email alert

  • Click on or copy the password reset link in the email to reset the password.

  • The new password should contain:
  • a. 10 characters
    b. 1 letter
    c. 1 number
    d. 1 special character

2.1.5 I-Corps Executive Summary page

  • Resetting the password takes you back to the page with I-Corps Executive Summary form.