In an effort to support our Quilt members in being apprised of national funding and grant opportunities, this announcement board will increase exposure on a variety of funding and grant opportunities that are relevant to our community.
Please email Jennifer Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any updates to this announcement board.
Announced March 2017:
NSF 17-546: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)
This solicitation replaces NSF 16-510 and calls for new BD Spoke proposals to be awarded in FY 2018. Collaborating with BD Hubs, each BD Spoke will focus on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. The set of activities managed by a BD Spoke will promote progress towards solutions in the chosen topic area. The regional BD Hub Steering Committee will provide general guidance to each BD Spoke and will assist the BD Spoke in coordinating with the national BD Hub network, with other BD Spokes, and with the broader innovation ecosystem.
The Big Data activities of a BD Spoke will be guided by the following broad themes:
There are two proposal categories: Small and Medium BD Spokes. All (SMALL or MEDIUM) BD Spoke proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must include a Letter of Collaboration from a regional BD Hub. Proposals not including a Letter of Collaboration from a BD Hub will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.
Total Anticipated Funding Amount: 10,000,000
|Announced March 2017
NSF Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (NSF WINS) ChallengesThe National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (NSF WINS) Challenges with up to $2 million in cash prizes. These competitions challenge the public to identify and demonstrate solutions to further wireless networks in two scenarios.(1) The Off-the-Grid Internet Challenge aims to find wireless solutions for communication that can be rapidly deployed in post-disaster situations where Internet access is unavailable or compromised.(2) The Smart Community Networks Challenge aims to find wireless solutions for communication that can be built on top of existing infrastructure to enhance Internet connectivity in communities that need greater access.The program will begin accepting submissions in June 2017. The challenges consist of two stages. First is the Design Concept Stage, for ideas that have been thoroughly researched and designed. Second is the Working Prototype Stage, for projects ready to prototype and demo (applicants must complete the Design Concept Stage in order to advance to the Working Prototype Stage). Applicants have opportunities to win prize money during both stages.The Challenges are being run by the Mozilla Foundation and they have scheduled a series of events to foster collaboration and attract applications: March 25 – Raleigh, NC; April 9 – Oakland, CA; April 15 – Boulder, CO; April 22 – New York, NY.To learn more about the program or to register for events pertaining to the challenge, visit https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/03/07/2-million-prize-building-accessible-internet/
|Announced March 2017
Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research Program
On March 8, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the foundation’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.Through the PAWR Project Office (PPO), award recipients US Ignite, Inc. and Northeastern University will collaborate with NSF and industry partners to establish and oversee multiple city-scale testing platforms across the United States. The PPO will manage nearly $100 million in public and private investments over the next seven years.Within the next four months, the PPO will develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) calling for teams of communities and research universities to propose the design, development, deployment, and initial operations of multiple platforms for advanced wireless research across the country.If your organization is interested in responding to the RFP when it is released, go to the PAWR website and click on “Get Involved”.About the RFP Process:
|Announced December 2016
NSF 17-528 – Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastrucure (CICI)
NSF has recently announced an update to NSF 16-533, Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastrucure (CICI). The update includes the following changes:
CICI comprises the following two program areas:
Total Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,500,000