Updates and Opportunities at the National Science Foundation. Uma D. Venkateswaran Program Director, NSF EPSCoR [email protected] 703-292-7732. AK- EPSCoR All-Hands Meeting, Fairbanks, AK. May 25, 2012. 1. Outline. NSF updates - policy, procedure
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- policy, procedure
Reviewers are asked to evaluate all proposals against two criteria:
The following elements should be considered in the review for both criteria:
1. What is the potential for the proposed activity to:
a. advance knowledge and understanding within its own field or across
different fields (Intellectual Merit); and
b. benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes (Broader Impacts)?
2. To what extent do the proposed activities suggest and explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts?
3. Is the plan for carrying out the proposed activities well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on a sound rationale? Does the plan incorporate a mechanism to assess success?
4. How well qualified is the individual, team, or institution to conduct the proposed activities?
5. Are there adequate resources available to the PI (either at the home institution or through collaborations) to carry out the proposed activities?
Research.gov will offer the RPPR format starting January 2013, replacing NSF’s annual, interim, and final project reporting capabilities in FastLane
common portal for the research community to manage and submit annual, interim, and final reports
reduction of PI and co-PI burden through use of more innovative mechanisms to pre-populate parts of the report
Incorporation of more structured collection of the project reports data for enhanced NSF use
RPPR requirements phase is completed; RPPR design phase is underway with an anticipated first phase of rollout beginning in the summer of 2012
- Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Phase II – NSF 12-523
- Decadal and regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models
(EaSM) – NSF 12-522
- Ocean Acidification – NSF 12-500
- Water, Sustainability, and Climate – NSF 11-551
- Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery: NSF 07-28
- Advanced Computing Infrastructure: Vision and Strategic Plan
- CI Framework in MPS - Dear Colleague Letter: NSF 12-003
- CI in support of Biological Sciences – DCL: NSF 12-019
- IGERT CIF21 – DCL: NSF 12-059
- Computational and Data-enabled S&E (CDS&E)
CDS&E – Math and Statistics (OCI and DMS)
CDS&E – Engineering: NSF 12-549
- Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2): NSF 11-589
- Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA)
Core Techniques and Technologies: NSF 12-499
Informational Webinars held on the first Tuesday of every month
First pilot INSPIRE activity for 2012-13: Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures (CREATIV)
Second pilot under development for 2013: Larger projects
Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI)
Each RII Track-1 Project has multiple areas of interdisciplinary research that cut across overarching themes.
Ecosystem, Environment, Social Behavior
(updated Jan 2011)
Part I: Grant Proposal Guide
- Proposal Submission Information
Part II: Award & Administration Guide
- Award management information
Anticipated issuance of the next PAPP Guide is October 2012, and effective January 2013