Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)
The NSF Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document (NSF 21-024) regarding the Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT) solicitation (NSF 21-521).
Learn more by watching the ASCENT program webinar, recorded on November 16, 2020.
|Ruyan Guofirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7718|
|Aranya Chakraborttyemail@example.com||(703) 292-8113|
|Mohammod Alifirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-4632|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date
January 25, 2021
Full Proposal Deadline Date
May 3, 2021
Full Proposal by Invitation Only
The Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division supports enabling and transformative research that fuels progress in engineering applications with high societal impacts. ECCS programs encompass novel electronic, photonic, and magnetic devices; communication systems, novel integrated circuits, antennas, sensors; machine learning, control, and networks, to name a few. The fundamental research supported by ECCS impacts a wide range of applications such as communications, energy and power, healthcare, environment, transportation, manufacturing, and other areas. ECCS strongly emphasizes the integration of education into its research programs to support the preparation of a diverse and professionally skilled workforce. ECCS also strengthens its programs through links to other areas of engineering, science, industry, government, and international collaborations.
The Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT) program is a strategic investment of ECCS that emphasizes new collaboration modalities among the various ECCS supported sub-disciplines. ASCENT encourages robust collaborations between the devices, circuits, algorithmic, and network research communities to develop innovative projects. ASCENT seeks proposals that are bold and ground-breaking transcending the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts. ASCENT projects are expected to lead to disruptive technologies or nucleate entirely new research fields motivated by the most pressing societal challenges the global community faces.