NSF DCL Issued for Pilot Projects to Integrate Existing Data & Data-Focused Cyber...

Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

(NSF 20-085)

Issued May 19, 2020
Dear Colleague Letter: 
Pilot Projects to Integrate Existing Data and Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure to Enable Community-level Discovery Pathways

Many research communities supported by NSF are challenged by the need to manage, integrate, access, and use ever larger and diverse scientific datasets to conduct research. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), all NSF research directorates and offices jointly encourage proposals for pilot projects to develop the means of combining existing community data resources and shared data-focused cyberinfrastructure (CI) into new integrative and highly performing data-intensive discovery workflows that empower new scientific pathways.

In the DCL, some participating NSF organizations are emphasizing areas of particular interest in proposals. The DCL also provides guidance on how to submit such proposals to the Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program.

You are encouraged to access the DCL for a complete overview of program and proposal opportunities and guidelines.

Funding Amount:
For planning purposes, projects funded through the CESER program are typically in the $300,000 to $1,500,000 budgetary range.

Due Date:
Proposals responsive to this DCL and received on or before July 1, 2020 will be considered for FY 2020 funding. Proposals responsive to this DCL and received after July 1, 2020 will be considered for potential funding in a future fiscal year, pending availability of funds.

Important Information for Interested Proposers:
Interested proposers are strongly encouraged to first discuss their project idea with cognizant Program Directors in the CESER program and with the relevant NSF disciplinary research program(s). To initiate discussion of a project idea, prospective proposers are encouraged to send an email to CESERQueries@nsf.gov.

Access the Full DCL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20085/nsf20085.jsp