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NSF Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes Solicitation

Program Summary

The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) recently launched the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Phase I program with the goal of promoting long-term, interdisciplinary research and training activities that engage theoretical computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians in developing the theoretical foundations of data science. Twelve TRIPODS Phase I Institutes were established in FY17 (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242888).

The Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes (TRIPODS + X) solicitation seeks to expand the scope of the TRIPODS program beyond the foundations community by engaging researchers across other NSF disciplines and the TRIPODS research teams in collaborative activities. TRIPODS + X projects will foster relationships between researchers in science & engineering domains and foundational data scientists by leveraging existing NSF investments in the TRIPODS organizations. Working in concert with a TRIPODS organization, a TRIPODS + X project would focus on data-driven research challenges motivated by applications in one or more science and engineering domains or other activities aimed at building robust data science communities.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 11:59pm MST March 28, 2018

NSF Full Proposal Deadline: 5:00pm MST May 29, 2018


Who May Serve as PI: At least one PI or co-PI must represent a discipline other than mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science. At least one PI or co-PI must be a PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel of one of the 12 TRIPODS Phase I Institute projects initiated in FY 2017 pursuant to solicitation NSF 16-615 (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242888).

Participation of PIs and co-PIs at institutions other than the TRIPODS awardee organizations is particularly encouraged and will receive priority consideration. This collaboration can be via sub-awards or via NSF's collaborative proposal mechanism, regardless of which institution is designated as the lead.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Each TRIPODS Phase I organization may participate in at most five proposals. Each TRIPODS Phase I organization may participate in at most three proposals in any of the three tracks.

Award Information and Duration

Estimated Number of Awards: 30

Approximately 6-12 awards in each of three tracks are anticipated. The number of awards of each type will be based on quality of proposals, availability of funds, and responsiveness to priorities of the participating directorates/divisions.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,500,000 to $10,710,000

Proposers may request up to $600,000 total for Research Track awards; $200,000 total for Visioning Track awards; $200,000 total for Education Track awards. For each track, the duration may be up to three years.


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