Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies  (SWIFT)

Name Email Phone Room
Mohammod  Ali moali@nsf.gov (703) 292-4632   
Lawrence  S. Goldberg lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339   
Alexander  Sprintson asprints@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950   
Murat  Torlak mtorlak@nsf.gov (703) 292-7748   
Albert  Z. Wang awang@nsf.gov (703) 292-7230   
Zhengdao  Wang zwang@nsf.gov (703) 292-7823   
Jonathan  V. Williams jonwilli@nsf.gov (703) 292-2455   
Lisa  M. Winter lwinter@nsf.gov (703) 292-8519   
Bevin  A. Zauderer bezauder@nsf.gov (703) 292-2428   


Solicitation  21-539

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.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    March 19, 2021


The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS), and Geosciences (GEO) are coordinating efforts to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of the SWIFT program, now in its second year, is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, which have received less attention from researchers. Coexistence is when two or more applications use the same frequency band at the same time and/or at the same location, yet do not adversely affect one another. Coexistence is especially difficult when at least one of the spectrum users is passive, i.e., not transmitting any radio frequency (RF) energy. Examples of coexisting systems may include passive and active systems (e.g., radio astronomy and wireless broadband communication systems) or two active systems (e.g., weather radar and Wi-Fi).  Breakthrough innovations are sought on both the wireless communication hardware and the algorithmic/protocol fronts through synergistic teamwork. The goal of these research projects may be the creation of new technology or significant enhancements to existing wireless infrastructure, with an aim to benefit society by improving spectrum utilization, beyond mere spectrum efficiency.  The SWIFT program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines.


AI Artificial Intelligence
EARS Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
EESS Earth Exploration-Satellite service
EM Electromagnetic
IoT Internet of Things
ITU International Telecommunication Union
MICS Medical Implant Communication System
NRDZ National Radio Dynamic Zone
PAWR Platform on Advanced Wireless Research
RAS Radio Astronomy Service
RF  Radio Frequency
RFI Radio Frequency Interference
RFID Radio Frequency Identification Device
RR Radio Regulations
SpecEES Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security
UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems













What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program