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DARPA

Information Innovation Office Solicitations

DARPA-RA-11-52: Cyber Fast Track, Response Date 8/03/2012 
https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=48b671dacf69d07facc107e40840878d
Amendment 1
This Research Announcement (RA) seeks to revolutionize cyber technologies by promoting non-traditional technical opportunities. The Cyber Fast Track (CFT) program will engage numerous cyber related efforts across the spectrum of computer and network operations (CNO) to demonstrate that cyber efforts can be accomplished rapidly and cost effectively. This effort intends to extend the existing performer base to include non-standard, cutting edge organizations and individuals throughout the cyber community, thereby strengthening the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cyber Security capabilities. One goal of this program is to demonstrate the ability for cyber projects to be performed at an asymmetric advantage in time, cost, and contribution of the efforts in comparison to more traditional applied research areas. This will apply to both performance of individual efforts and to the contracting required to engage performers in said efforts.
 

Microsystems Technology Office Solicitations

DARPA-BAA-10-35: Microsystems Technology Office-wide, Response Date 9/1/2012 
The Microsystems Technology Office’s (MTO) mission is to exploit breakthroughs in materials, devices, circuits, and mathematics to develop beyond leading edge Microsystems components with revolutionary performance and functionality to enable new platform capability for the Department of Defense. To execute this mission, MTO supports revolutionary research in electronics, photonics, MEMS, algorithms, and combined Microsystems technology to deliver new capabilities to sense, communicate, energize, actuate, and process data and information for the war fighter. 
 

Strategic Technology Office Solicitations

DARPA-BAA-12-09: Strategic Technology Office (STO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Response Date 1/12/2013 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is soliciting innovative proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the performance of research, development, design, and testing that directly supports Strategic Technology Office (STO). This includes Finding Difficult Targets; Communications, Networks and Electronic Warfare; Shaping the Environment; and Foundational Technologies that support multiple STO focus areas.
 

Department of Defense - DOD

DoD FY 2013 DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP) - For Proposal Submission to the Air Force
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-AFOSR-2012-0004
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
12.300, Basic and Applied Research (ONR); 12.431, Basic Scientific Research (ARO); and 12.800, Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program (AFOSR)
Response Date - Proposals must be received by 4:00PM Eastern Time, 28 September 2012
The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $42,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $50,000
 CFDA Number(s): 12.800  --  Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program
 Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
For Full announcement please visit URL http://www.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=KhlqQGYQgS4qRbwPL1n5yGZ1G1JNvdpTKnVclXF3vlYgTQ39y9DV!-733937191. If the link is not active, please copy and paste the URL
 
 
FY 2012 RAPID INNOVATION FUND
Broad Agency Announcement
Announcement Number: HQ0034-12-BAA-RIF-0001
Issue Date: July 9, 2012
DoD RIF Website Opens for White Paper Submissions: July 9, 2012                  
Due Date for Questions: August 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m. ET
BAA Closes for White Papers: September 7, 2012, 3:00 p.m. ET
Full Proposals Due: 30 days after Invitation                  
This BAA is primarily for the validation and transition of technologies developed by small businesses, including those resulting from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and DoD reimbursed Independent Research and Development (IR&D). IR&D does not include R&D performed under a grant or contract from the Government. IR&D is defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 31.205-18(a).
Efforts awarded under this BAA should resolve operational challenges or other critical national security needs characterized by the following four science and technology thrust areas:
Enhancing Energy Security and Independence
Developing Advanced Materials
Improving Manufacturing Technology and the Defense Industrial Base
Advanced Microelectronics
Award Value: The cost or price of awards will not normally exceed $3 million.
Period of Performance: The period of performance of awards shall not exceed 24 months.

 

Department of Energy - DOE

Diagnostic Systems for Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000744
Announcement Type: Initial
CFDA Number: 81.049
Letter of Intent Due Date: July 27, 2012
Application Due Date: August 14, 2012
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications to conduct experimental research for the development of innovative and advanced measurement capabilities for magnetic fusion plasmas, leading to improved understanding of plasma behavior in fusion experiments relevant to magnetic fusion energy sciences. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2013 should submit in response to this FOA.

Department of the Navy

BAA TO ESTABLISH GOVERNMENT/UNIVERSITY COOP AGREEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Solicitation Number: N00421-12-R-0026
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Air Systems Command
Location: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Pax River
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) to collaborate in a broad range of research areas. Cooperative Agreements are a legal instrument defining a relationship between the United States Government and a State, or local College or University or other recipient where 1) the principal purpose is to transfer a thing of value to the State, local government, and / or other recipient to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United States instead of acquiring (by purchase lease, or barter) property or services for the direct benefit or use of the United States Government; and 2) substantial involvement is expected between the executive agency and the State, local government, College, University or other recipient when carrying out the activity contemplated in the agreement.
 

IARPA

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, 20511, United States
 
IARPA SMART COLLECTION OFFICE WIDE BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) - IARPA-BAA-12-02 20111202 SOL IARPA-BAA-12-02 POC Edward Baranoski, E-MAIL: dni-iarpa-baa-12-02@ugov.gov
Dates: Dec. 2, 2011 – Nov. 30, 2012
Anticipated Individual Awards – Multiple awards are anticipated.
Description: IARPA-BAA-12-02 20111202 provided in pdf format.
Description: IARPA-BAA-12-02 20111202 Appendix A provided in docx format.
Description: IARPA-BAA-12-02 20111202 Appendix B provided in docx format.
IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. This research is parsed among three Offices: Smart Collection, Incisive Analysis, and Safe & Secure Operations. This BAA solicits proposals for the Office of Smart Collection (SC). This BAA solicits research to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources. Research areas of particular interest include:
  • Innovative methods or tools for identifying and/or creating novel sources of new information.
  • New ways of identifying and assessing collection systems for dramatically improved performance.
  • Sensor technologies that dramatically improve the reach, sensitivity, size, weight, and power for collection of broad signal or signature types.
  • Secure communication to and from collection points.
  • Tagging, Tracking, and Location (TTL) techniques.
  • Electrically small antennas and other advanced RF concepts.
  • Agile architectures that intelligently distill useful information at the collector.
  • Innovative means and methods to ensure the veracity of data collected from a variety of sources.
This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs through a separate BAA in the future, so periods of performance will generally not exceed 12 months. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.
 
IARPA SAFE AND SECURE OPERATIONS OFFICE WIDE BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) - IARPA-BAA-12-03 20111202 SOL IARPA-BAA-12-03 POC Dennis Polla
Dates: Dec. 2, 2011 – Nov. 30, 2012
Anticipated Individual Awards – Multiple awards are anticipated
IARPA-BAA-12-03 20111202 Appendix B.docx (22.21 Kb)
This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs in the future, so periods of performance will generally not exceed 12 months.
Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.
  
IARPA INCISIVE ANALYSIS OFFICE WIDE BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) - IARPA-BAA-12-01 20111202 SOL IARPA-BAA-12-01 POC Peter Highnam
Dates: Dec. 2, 2011–Nov. 30, 2012
Anticipated Individual Awards – Multiple awards are anticipated
This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Incisive Analysis (IA). IA focuses on maximizing insights from the massive, disparate, unreliable and dynamic data that are - or could be - available to analysts, in a timely manner. We are pursuing new sources of information from existing and novel data, and developing innovative techniques that can be utilized in the processes of analysis. IA programs are in diverse technical disciplines, but have common features: (a) Create technologies that can earn the trust of the analyst user by providing the reasoning for results; (b) Address data uncertainty and provenance explicitly. The following topics are of interest toIA:
  • Understanding how knowledge and ideas are transmitted and change within groups, organizations, and cultures
  • Analysis of social, cultural, andlinguistic data
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to assessing linguistic data sets
  • Methods for measuring and improving human judgment and human reasoning
  • Extraction and representation of the information in non-technical structured documents, including legal and regulatory
  • Extraction and representation of the information in the non-textual contents of documents, including figures, diagrams, and tables
  • Understanding and managing massive, dynamic data
  • Effective analysis of massive, unreliable, and diverse data
  • Assessing relevancy of new data
  • Processing noisy audio and speech
  • Top-down models of visual perception and visual cognition
  • Analysis of significant societal events
  • Estimation and communication of uncertainty and risk
  • Augmented reality applied to analysis
This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs in the future, so periods of performance will generally not exceed 12 months. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, THE INTELLIGENCE
COMMUNITY(IC) ACQUISITION RESEARCH CENTER (ARC) RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM RESEARCH SOLICITATION # ICPDP-2012-0001
Contact : Julia L., Grants Officer Email: juliaal@ucia.gov
2012 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Date announced: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 08:26:47 -0500
Announcing the release of the 2012 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral 
All information regarding this Program has been posted on the unclassified IC Acquisition Research Center (ARC) located at https://arc.westfields.net. If you are interested in this solicitation, please visit the website and follow the online instructions to either create a free account if you are a new user, or log in if you already have an existing account.
 

NSF Announcements

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
Program Solicitation NSF 12-581
Replaces Document(s): NSF 11-557
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
September 20, 2012 - October 09, 2012
September 15 - September 30, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects
November 01, 2012 - November 30, 2012
November 1 - November 30, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects
December 03, 2012 - December 17, 2012
December 3 - December 17, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects
CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:
The Algorithmic Foundations program; The Communications and Information Foundations program; and
The Software and Hardware Foundations program.
Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.
A more complete description of the three project classes can be found in section II. Program Description of this document at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12581/nsf12581.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
 
CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Program Solicitation NSF 12-585
Replaces Document(s): NSF 12-531
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 12, 2012
The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 20 to 30 consisting of 10-15 Scholarship Track awards and 10-15 Capacity Building Track awards
Anticipated Funding Amount: $23,000,000
In FY 2013 for new awards under this program solicitation. Scholarship awards are usually funded as continuing grants over a five-year period.
 
Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
Program Solicitation NSF 12-580
Replaces Document(s): NSF 11-556
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):  September 20, 2012 - October 09, 2012 ;  September 15 - September 30, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects
November 01, 2012 - November 30, 2012
November 1 - November 30, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects
December 03, 2012 - December 17, 2012
December 3 - December 17, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects
CISE's Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Human-Centered Computing program; The Information Integration and Informatics program; and The Robust Intelligence program.
IIS is also responsible for managing the review process for proposals in Computer Graphics and Visualization; these proposals may be submitted to any of the three core programs described above.
Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.
A more complete description of the three project classes can be found in section II. Program Description of this document at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12580/nsf12580.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
 
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) PD 12-8084
Full Proposal Deadlines Vary By Program
  • Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Materials Research
  • Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2012 - October 1, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Chemistry (Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods)
  • Full Proposal Window: September 15, 2012 - November 15, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Astronomical Sciences
  • Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012 - All proposals to Office of Cyberinfrastructure
  • Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Chemistry (Chemical Measurement and Imaging)
  • Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012 - All proposals to the Directorate for Engineering (Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems and Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation)
  • Full Proposal Window: November 25, 2012 - December 10, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Mathematical Sciences
  • Full Proposal Target Date: November 30, 2012 - All proposals to Division of Physics
The CDS&E program welcomes proposals in any area of research supported through the participating divisions that:
  • Promote the creation, development, and application of the next generation of mathematical, computational and statistical theories and tools that are essential for addressing the challenges presented to the scientific and engineering communities by the ever-expanding role of computational modeling and simulation and the explosion and production of digital experimental and observational data.
  • Promote and encourage integrated research projects that create, develop and apply novel computational, mathematical and statistical methods, algorithms, software, data curation, analysis, visualization and mining tools to address major, heretofore intractable questions in core science and engineering disciplines, including large-scale simulations and analysis of large and heterogeneous collections of data.
  • Encourage adventurous ideas that generate new paradigms and that create and apply novel techniques, generating and utilizing digital data in innovative ways to complement or dramatically enhance traditional computational, experimental, observational, and theoretical tools for scientific discovery and application.
  • Encourage ideas at the interface between scientific frameworks, computing capability, measurements and physical systems that enable advances well beyond the expected natural progression of individual activities, including development of science-driven algorithms to address pivotal problems in science and engineering and efficient methods to access, mine, and utilize large data sets.
Supplement requests to existing awards within a program that address one of the points above will also be considered. For more details, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
 
 
Emerging Frontiers In Research And Innovation 2013 (Efri-2013)
1. Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex)
2. Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI)
3. Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR)
Program Solicitation : NSF 12-583
Replaces Document(s): NSF 11-571
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 06, 2012
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 10, 2012
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): February 08, 2013
The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following three specific research areas:
Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex),
Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI), and
Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR).
This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences and the Directorate for Biological Sciences within NSF. Additionally, interest within other Federal agencies, specifically Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), may lead to an interagency effort in support of certain PSBR and ODISSEI projects. Proposals submitted under the PSBR and ODISSEI topics may be shared with interested representatives from AFOSR. EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. The proposals must also meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation. For more details, please refer to :http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12583/nsf12583.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#toc

 

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Program Solicitation NSF 12-584
Replaces Document(s): NSF 10-593
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 05, 2012
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID) October 04, 2013
Institutional Transformation (IT) and Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): November 08, 2012
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)
November 12, 2013
Institutional Transformation (IT) and Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)
Synopsis of Program: Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative and systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers. These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change. Additionally, IT projects must include a supplementary 5-page research study designed to investigate theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and advancement of women in the academic STEM disciplines. It is expected that the research study will inform institutional transformation, or other relevant areas of academic investigation. Research that investigates novel aspects of the proposal is especially encouraged.  ADVANCE encourages proposals for IT awards from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities
Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst, formerly IT-Start)
IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support historically resource-challenged institutions in their efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities (i.e., data collection, data analysis, policy review) in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM disciplines. This area of work is considered fundamental for all institutions of higher education that plan to undertake institutional transformation.
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID)
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations. PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences. Projects may have an international, national, regional or local scope.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 22
The total number of awards to be made under this Solicitation is estimated to be 22. NSF expects to make: Approximately six (6) Institutional Transformation five-year awards, at various award sizes; Up to six (6) IT-Catalyst awards with durations of two years and total budgets of approximately $200,000 each; and up to ten (10) PAID awards, of various durations, not exceeding a maximum of $750,000 for 5 years.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,900,000
Pending availability of funds, NSF anticipates having approximately $9,900,000 available over the two fiscal year period FY 2013-FY2014 for support of the ADVANCE portfolio. Approximately $4,600,000 will be available for the FY2013 competition and approximately $5,300,000 will be available for the FY2014 competition.
 
 
Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs  
Program Solicitation NSF 12-582
Replaces Document(s): NSF 11-555
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Division of Computer and Network Systems
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
September 20, 2012 - October 09, 2012
September 15 - September 30, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects
November 01, 2012 - November 30, 2012
November 1 - November 30, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects
December 03, 2012 - December 17, 2012
December 3 - December 17, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects
CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:
Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.
Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 80 to 120 - It is anticipated that up to 120 awards will be made each year.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $60,000,000 each year, dependent upon the availability of funds.
 
 
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Replaces Document(s): NSF 12-511
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 26, 2012
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): December 12, 2012
This program solicitation, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold: (1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business; (2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and (3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.
WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation. Details will be posted on the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) website. (www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=iip) as they become available.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 11 to 13
Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000
Anticipated Funding Amount is subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received.
Awards may be up to $600,000 with an award duration of two years
Full details are available at the following link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12578/nsf12578.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179
 
 
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)
Grand Challenges in the Chemical Sciences
NSF 12-576
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required)(due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): August 27, 2012
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 27, 2012
The goal of the SI2 program is to create a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. The overall program includes three classes of awards: (1) Scientific Software Elements (SSE); (2) Scientific Software Integration (SSI); (3) Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2).
This solicitation is limited to SSI awards for collaborative partnerships between USA and UK that address grand challenges in the chemical sciences.
The SI2 program envisions an integrated software infrastructure composed of interlocking and cooperating projects from the different classes of awards made through the overall program. It is expected that each SSI group will develop meaningful affiliations with SSE (Scientific Software Element) awardees, and that they will affiliate with one or more S2I2 institutes as they come online.
A competitive SI2 proposal will:
  • Describe application areas in science or engineering where the identified software is needed and describe how the use of the identified software will have a significant impact on science and engineering research;
  • Describe the targeted user communities of the proposed software and how they will be engaged; and
  • Provide a compelling discussion of the software's potential use by a wider audience and its contribution to a national cyberinfrastructure.

SSI awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure that addresses shared research needs. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities. These awards will focus on software architectures, processes that explicitly address issues of sustainability, manageability, usability, composability and interoperability, as well as environments (e.g., code repository, build and test framework, reporting mechanisms, etc.) that are meaningful for the targeted science community. Well thought-out dissemination and outreach mechanisms, pathways for integration of community software elements (such as those developed by SSE teams) into the developed framework, as well as support structures, will be an integral part of these awards. When appropriate, involvement with industry and government laboratories, and partnering with international efforts are encouraged.
For more details please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12563/nsf12563.htm
Awards are anticipated to total between $500,000 and $1,500,000 with an award duration of three or four years. Additional funding for the UK component has a maximum total (for all years) award size of £1 million and maximum award duration of four years. The total expected funding available is $4.5 million from NSF and £3 million from EPSRC (which reflects 80% of full economic costs in the U.K.).
The U.K. component of the collaboration will be awarded through the EPSRC in accordance with its policies. All applications selected for funding will be required to submit the costs for the UK element of the proposal via the RCUK's Je-S application submission system before final sign-off. UK collaborators should therefore ensure they are registered Je-S users before the proposal is submitted. 

 

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
Replaces Document(s): NSF 11-508
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): Proposals Accepted Anytime
Applicants are advised to submit proposals at least nine months prior to the expected date of the proposed activity.
The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of U.S. researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 30 to 40 per year
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000 per year, pending the quality of proposals and availability of funds.
 
 
Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR)
Program Solicitation  NSF 12-571
Replaces Document(s): NSF 12-511
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
September 12, 2012
March 13, 2013
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
November 13, 2012
May 15, 2013
Synopsis of Program:
To continue to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, NSF is revising NSF 12-511 to promote two choices under the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI): Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) subprogram. The first choice, Technology Translation, encourages the translation of technologically-promising research discoveries made by prior and/or current NSF-funded investigators toward a path of commercialization; while the second choice, Research Alliance, promotes synergistic collaborations between an existing NSF-funded research alliance (including consortia such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, and Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees) and other public and private entities to motivate the translation and transfer of research discoveries into innovative technologies and commercial reality. Both of these choices are designed to accelerate innovation that results in the creation of new wealth and the building of strong local, regional, and national economies.

WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about this solicitation. Details will be posted on the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) website (www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=iip) as they become available.

 
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Includes the description of NSF 's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Replaces Document(s):
NSF 08-557
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
July 23, 2012
BIO, CISE, EHR, OCI
July 24, 2012
ENG
July 25, 2012
GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP
July 22, 2013
BIO, CISE, EHR, OCI
July 23, 2013
ENG
July 24, 2013
GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of the sponsoring organization or agency, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees who are most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 600 per year
Anticipated Funding Amount: $220,000,000 per year to new and continuing CAREER awards. This amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds. Funding for CAREER awards is contained within research and education program allocations.
 
 
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Replaces Document(s):
NSF 04-036
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
August 21, 2012
Third Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter
 The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 12 - Approximately 12 IRES awards will be made in FY 2013, pending quality of proposals and availability of funds.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,250,000 - Approximately $2,250,000 in FY 2013, pending availability of funds. 
 
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Replaces Document(s): NSF 10-605
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 30, 2012
AGEP-Transformation October 30, 2012
AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): January 12, 2012 - July 12, 2012
HRD Design Project Proposals for a Broadening Participation in STEM Resource Network
The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program will support three types of projects described in this solicitation: 1) AGEP-Transformation; 2) AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation; and 3) AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education. This solicitation represents an expansion of the program to include strategic investments in the development and study of new models for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.
AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields supported by the NSF, including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter- disciplinary fields. A pilot project with the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) is included in this solicitation, but AGEP is not limited to or focused only on the mathematical and physical sciences.
AGEP intends to support the following types of projects:
AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.
AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation (AGEP-KAT) - Projects to expand the adoption (or adaptation) of research findings and evidence-based strategies and practices related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.
AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (AGEP-BPR) - Investigator initiated empirical research projects that seek to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 12
Up to 5 AGEP-Transformation awards, about 3 AGEP-KAT awards, and about 4 AGEP-BPR awards are anticipated in FY 2013 pending the availability of funds.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,000,000
Approximately $6,000,000 in FY 2013 for new AGEP awards pending the availability of funds.
 
 
Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG)
Replaces Document(s): NSF 06-580
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
September 21, 2012
Third Friday in September, Annually Thereafter
The purpose of the FRG activity is to allow groups of researchers to respond to recognized scientific needs of pressing importance, to take advantage of current scientific opportunities, or to prepare the ground for anticipated significant scientific developments in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include, in addition to mathematicians and statisticians, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The activity supports projects for which the collective effort by a group of researchers is necessary to reach the scientific goals. Projects should be scientifically focused and well-delineated. It is not the intent of this activity to provide general support for infrastructure. Projects should also be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and substantial in their scope and impact.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 10 Approximately 7-10 awards annually.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000 Approximately $10,000,000 will be available for this activity annually, subject to availability of funds.
 
 
Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)
NSF 12-557 replaces NSF 07-601, NSF 07-565
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
July 26, 2012
Conceptualization Track
August 30, 2012
Implementation & Interoperability Tracks
The Office of CyberInfrastucture (OCI) is partnering with Directorates and Offices across the foundation to support DIBBs, a program to develop data infrastructure usable by multiple scientific disciplines, recognizing these disciplines may vary in their current state of development. The goal of DIBBs is to foster cross-community infrastructure development that solves common problems, while building blocks of data infrastructure that can support and provide data solutions to a broader range of scientific disciplines while reducing duplicative efforts.
The specific goals of this program are to support the development or expansion of new types of digital data storage, preservation, and access that: (1) enable engagement at the frontiers of science and engineering research and education; (2) work cooperatively and in coordination to overcome conventional barriers due to data type and format, discipline or subject area, and time and place to facilitate sharing of data; (3) combine expertise in cyberinfrastructure; library and archival sciences; computer, computational, and information sciences; and various domain sciences; (4) lead to long-term governance models for economic and technological sustainability over multiple decades.
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $41,500,000, pending availability of funds; the average award size for conceptualization awards is anticipated to be $100,000 for one year; the average award size for implementation awards is anticipated to be approximately $8 million total over 5 years; the award size for interoperability awards is anticipated to be up to $1.5 million total over 3 years.
Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.
 
 
Failure-Resistant Systems (FRS) - A Joint Initiative between NSF and SRC
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
July 26, 2012
Synopsis
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have agreed to embark on a new collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges in failure resistant systems that are of paramount importance to industry, academia, and society at large.
New approaches in the design of electronic circuits and systems are needed for products and services that continue to operate correctly in the presence of transient, permanent, or systematic failures. From large information processing systems supporting communications and computation, to small embedded systems targeting medical and automotive applications, whole industries are facing the challenge of improving the reliability of systems.
Proposals are solicited for foundational and transforming research into architectures, modeling, tools, techniques, and metrics for cross-layer approaches to reliability. While a comprehensive attack on reliability needs to address problems all the way from devices, through circuits and micro-architectures, to operating systems, middleware and application layer software, this particular solicitation will focus on the hardware aspects and on software techniques that directly interact with hardware.
Specifically excluded are application software and other software approaches that do not emphasize the impact upon the hardware. Within this intellectual framework proposals submitted in response to this solicitation are expected to address at least one of the following three categories.
These are Resilient System Architectures, Modeling of Cross-layer Reliable Systems, and Tools and Automation for Failure-Resistant System Design. Further details on the three categories are described in the program description.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 20 awards, each ranging from $300,000 to $400,000 over three years, will be made, pending availability of funds.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,000,000 of which $3,600,000 will be contributed by NSF over a period of 3 years, and $2,400,000 will be contributed by SRC over a period of 3 years, pending availability of funds.
 
 
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES) Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
NSF 12-553
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 14, 2012
Synopsis
ArcSEES is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program which seeks both fundamental research that improves our ability to evaluate the sustainability of the Arctic human-environmental system as well as integrated efforts which will provide community-relevant sustainability pathways and engineering solutions. For this competition, interdisciplinary research will be focused in four thematic areas: the natural and living environment, the built environment, natural resource development, and governance.
ArcSEES encourages the informed observation, synthesis of data sets and development of theories, methodologies, network designs, physical infrastructure, models, tools, and educational approaches necessary to evaluate and communicate the sustainability, trajectory, and uncertainty of these systems and interactions.
ArcSEES plans to support fundamental, pilot efforts and larger, outcomes-relevant research. All proposers are required to provide context for how the project advances science for sustainability and to identify the communities and real-world scenarios to which the research products are relevant. While community-based participatory research projects that engage Arctic resident and indigenous populations in the conception and implementation of the research are encouraged, ArcSEES also welcomes activities that entrain other classes of stakeholders and facilitate education through participation of tribal colleges and minority-serving institutions.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 5 to 15
Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,000,000 pending availability of funds. This estimate is the total for all funding sources (NSF, EPA, USGS, BOEM, US FWS, and the French consortium of agencies) combined. It is anticipated that the EPA's contribution will be in-kind. The maximum award size is $2,000,000 over a period of 3 to 5 years. Smaller, pilot type projects will also be considered.
 
Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) 
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): June 13, 2012
Mid-Scale Projects: July 11, 2012
Small Projects
Synopsis of Program:
The Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) solicitation aims to advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life. The new knowledge, tools, practices, and infrastructures produced will enable breakthrough discoveries and innovation in science, engineering, medicine, commerce, education, and national security -- laying the foundations for US competitiveness for many decades to come.
The phrase "big data" in this solicitation refers to large, diverse, complex, longitudinal, and/or distributed data sets generated from instruments, sensors, Internet transactions, email, video, click streams, and/or all other digital sources available today and in the future.
This solicitation is one component in a long-term strategy to address national big data challenges, which include advances in core techniques and technologies; big data infrastructure projects in various science, biomedical research, health and engineering communities; education and workforce development; and a comprehensive integrative program to support collaborations of multi-disciplinary teams and communities to make advances in the complex grand challenge science, biomedical research, and engineering problems of a computational- and data-intensive world.
Today, US government agencies recognize that the scientific, biomedical and engineering research communities are undergoing a profound transformation with the use of large-scale, diverse, and high-resolution data sets that allow for data-intensive decision-making, including clinical decision making, at a level never before imagined. New statistical and mathematical algorithms, prediction techniques, and modeling methods, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to data collection, data analysis and new technologies for sharing data and information are enabling a paradigm shift in scientific and biomedical investigation. Advances in machine learning, data mining, and visualization are enabling new ways of extracting useful information in a timely fashion from massive data sets, which complement and extend existing methods of hypothesis testing and statistical inference. As a result, a number of agencies are developing big data strategies to align with their missions. This solicitation focuses on common interests in big data research across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This initiative will build new capabilities to create actionable information that leads to timely and more informed decisions. It will both help to accelerate discovery and innovation, as well as support their transition into practice to benefit society. As the recent President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 2010 review of the Networking Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) [http://www.nitrd.gov/pcast-2010/report/nitrd-program/pcast-nitrd-report-2010.pdf] program notes, the pipeline of data to knowledge to action has tremendous potential in transforming all areas of national priority. This initiative will also lay the foundations for complementary big data activities -- big data infrastructure projects, workforce development, and progress in addressing complex, multi-disciplinary grand challenge problems in science and engineering.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement or Contracts (depending on the needs of the particular awarding agency)
Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 20 Fifteen to twenty projects will be funded, subject to availability of funds.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $25,000,000 Up to $25,000,000 will be invested in proposals submitted to this solicitation, subject to availability of funds.
 
CYBER – PHYSICAL SYSTEMS (CPS) PROGRAM SOLICITATION – NSF 12-520
The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program aims to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems in a wide range of applications, the CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and test beds.
Three types of research and education projects will be considered, which differ in scope and goals:
Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field. Funding for Breakthrough projects may be requested for a total of up to $750,000 for a period of up to 3 years.
Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Funding for Synergy projects may be requested for a total of $750,001 to $2,000,000 for a period of 3 to 4 years.
Frontiers projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. Funding may be requested for a total of $1,200,000 to $10,000,000 for a period of 4 to 5 years. Note that, due to the difference in goals and scope, the range for Frontiers projects overlaps with the range for Synergy projects.
The CPS program is cooperating with other government agencies to support cyber-physical systems research that is relevant to their missions. Dear Colleague Letters will announce these opportunities as they arise.
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
February 15, 2012 - March 15, 2012
December 17, 2012 - January 22, 2013
December 16, 2013 - January 22, 2014
Estimated Number of Awards: 20 to 30
This includes up to 10 Breakthrough projects, up to 20 Synergy projects, and up to 2 Frontiers projects.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $31,500,000 approximately for each annual competition, dependent on the availability of funds.
 
CYBERLEARNING: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION (CYBERLEARNING)
NSF SOLICITATION  - NSF 11- 587
Synopsis of Program:
Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to
better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology;
better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and
design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled.
Of particular interest are technological advances that allow more personalized learning experiences, draw in and promote learning among those in populations not served well by current educational practices, allow access to learning resources anytime and anywhere, and provide new ways of assessing capabilities. It is expected that Cyberlearning research will shed light on how technology can enable new forms of educational practice and that broad implementation of its findings will result in a more actively-engaged and productive citizenry and workforce.
Cyberlearning awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploratory (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration and Deployment (INDP). The Cyberlearning program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP) and a Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC)
Estimated Number of Awards: 28 to 49 awards will be made, contingent on the availability of funds.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $36,000,000 Contingent upon availability of funds, up to $36 million will be available in FYs 2012 and 2013 combined to fund proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. The intention is to fund 12 to 18 EXPs, 6 to 12 DIPs, 2 to 4 INDPs, 7 to 14 CAPs, and 1 CRC over that 2-year period.
Due Dates
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2012
Design and Implementation Projects (DIPs)
Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 15, 2012
Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC)
Full Proposal Target Date: March 16, 2012
Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 14, 2012
for Integration and Deployment Projects (INDPs) only
Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 16, 2012
Integration and Deployment Projects (INDPs)
Full Proposal Target Date: October 15, 2012
Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)
Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 17, 2012
Exploration Projects (EXPs)
 
 
CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science NSF 12-540: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12540/nsf12540.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click. Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
June 01, 2012
December 04, 2012
June 03, 2013
December 03, 2013
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 12 to 16 NSF anticipates making three to four awards for each deadline.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 subject to the availability of funds. Awards are limited in size to a maximum of $250,000.
The CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science is designed to promote research in the area of Quantum Information Science (QIS) by providing resources to allow QIS researchers and researchers from the CISE or MPS disciplines to actively engage in joint research efforts, addressing problems at the interface between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer and information sciences through long-term visits by faculty to a host institution.

 

 

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