Category Archives: RFPs & Funding

2019 Ford C3 Contest is Open and due April 3.

On behalf of Farah Harb, Ford Fund Global  Education Programs Analyst, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Ford College Community Challenge (C3), an innovative national challenge-grant initiative.  As a member of the Ford Blue Oval Network, you understand the importance of community-enriching projects for individuals and students.

This grant is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, neighborhood-building projects that address pressing local needs through the theme “Making Lives Better.” Ford will choose up to 10 outstanding proposals that will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas.

How to Enter

 

Feel free to share this news with other schools for multiple proposals for different projects.  We look forward to reading your ideas. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for Ford C3-related news.

If you have any questions, please direct emails  to  fordscholarscampbellmarketing.services


NSF revises small business application process

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is piloting changes to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) proposal submission process. The pilot replaces a recommended pre-proposal step, the Executive Summary, with a required first step, the Project Pitch.

Starting in March 2019, startups or entrepreneurs who submit a three-page Project Pitch will know within three weeks if they are a good fit for the SBIR/STTR program’s objectives of supporting innovative technologies that show promise of commercial and/or societal impact and involve a level of technical risk. Startups or entrepreneurs can submit a Project Pitch at any time during the pilot, which runs through December 2019.

More details about the NSF’s new process are available at seedfund.nsf.gov.

Join our first webinar about the Project Pitch on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET.




NSF RFPs

Dear Colleague Letter: Revisions to the Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart and Connected Communities Program Deadlines

 

Andrea Belz to lead NSF Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships

 

Grants.gov Application Guide – February 2019

 

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: March 25, 2019
Program Guidelines: NSF 19-550  In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505347&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

NSF RFPs

NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows

Solicitation: NSF 19-507
Due Date: July 01, 2019
Institutional Limit: 2

 

Growing Convergence Research (GCR)

 

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I

 

Solicitation: NSF 19-555
Due Date: March 04, 2019
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary:An organization may submit no more than ONE STTR Phase I proposal per full proposal submission window. Submission of an invited STTR Phase I full proposal to a given submission window precludes the same applicant to the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation. This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first proposal received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review.

 

EHR Core Research: Production Engineering Education and Research (ECR: PEER)

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Transitioning the NSF Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) Program


Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice AI Funding Opportunity

Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice AI Funding Opportunity — NIJ seeks proposals for innovative, investigator-initiated technology research and development (R&D) projects to apply advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote the successful reentry of offenders under community supervision. Ideally, the R&D funded through this solicitation will result in fielded AI solutions that remain in use with community supervision agencies at the completion of the project. Proposals are due by May 13, 2019.  The NIJ AI solicitation is available here.


NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (HDR TRIPODS Phase I)

NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (HDR TRIPODS Phase I) —  NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering. Through this NSF-wide activity, HDR will generate new knowledge and understanding, and accelerate discovery and innovation. The HDR vision is realized through an interrelated set of efforts in: Foundations of data science; Algorithms and systems for data science; Data-intensive science and engineering; Data cyberinfrastructure; and Education and workforce development.

Each of these efforts is designed to amplify the intrinsically multidisciplinary nature of the emerging field of data science. The HDR Big Idea will establish theoretical, technical, and ethical frameworks that will be applied to tackle data-intensive problems in science and engineering, contributing to data-driven decision-making that impacts society. Harnessing the Data Revolution: Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science (HDR TRIPODS)aims to bring together the electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I, described in this solicitation, will support the development of small collaborative Institutes. Phase II (to be described in an anticipated future solicitation, subject to availability of funds) will support a smaller number of larger Institutes, selected from the Phase I Institutes via a second competitive proposal process. All HDR TRIPODS Institutes must involve significant and integral participation by researchers representing at least three of the four aforementioned communities.


NSF Releases Growing Convergence Research (GCR) Solicitation

NSF Releases Growing Convergence Research (GCR) SolicitationGrowing Convergence Research (GCR) at the National Science Foundation was identified as one of 10 Big Ideas. Convergence research is a means for solving vexing research problems, in particular, complex problems focusing on societal needs. It entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. GCR identifies Convergence Research as having two primary characteristics: Research driven by a specific and compelling problem. Convergence Research is generally inspired by the need to address a specific challenge or opportunity, whether it arises from deep scientific questions or pressing societal needs; and Deep integration across disciplines. As experts from different disciplines pursue common research challenges, their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages become increasingly intermingled or integrated. New frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines can form sustained interactions across multiple communities.

A distinct characteristic of convergence research, in contrast to other forms of multidisciplinary research, is that from the inception, the convergence paradigm intentionally brings together intellectually diverse researchers and stakeholders to frame the research questions, develop effective ways of communicating across disciplines and sectors, adopt common frameworks for their solution, and, when appropriate, develop a new scientific vocabulary. Research teams practicing convergence aim at developing sustainable relationships that may not only create solutions to the problem that engendered the collaboration, but also develop novel ways of framing related research questions and open new research vistas. The GCR solicitation targets multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. Proposers must make a convincing case that the research to be conducted is within NSF’s purview and cannot be supported by existing NSF programs and multidisciplinary initiatives. NSF expects to have about $12 million available to support an estimated 10 awards. A copy of the NSF solicitation can be found here.


NSF Webinar on Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Funding Opportunity

NSF Webinar on Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Funding Opportunity — NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering. The HDR vision is realized through an interrelated set of activities and funding opportunities.  Each of these efforts is designed to amplify the intrinsically multidisciplinary nature of the emerging field of data science. This NSF webinar, scheduled for February 15, will present an overview of the current HDR funding opportunities.  More information on this webinar is available here.