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Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities

Sohi Rastegar
srastega@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8305

Kerstin Mukerji
kmukerji@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5390

TOPIC 1:
ddagenai@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8339

Dominique Dagenais
ddagenai@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2980

Mahmoud Fallahi
mfallahi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4555

Peter Atherton
patherto@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8772

Almadena Y. Chtchelkanova
achtchel@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8910

Charles C. Ying
cying@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8428

Alex Cronin
acronin@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5302

TOPIC 2:
kpeters@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7060

Kara Peters
kpeters@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7060

Dimitri Pavlidis
dpavlidi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2216

Jordan M. Berg
jberg@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5365

Lora Billings
lbilling@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8039

The following topic coordinators may also be contacted for content specific questions on the EFRI 2017 topics:

  • TOPIC 1:, Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE), Dominique Dagenais, telephone: (703) 292-8339, email: ddagenai@nsf.gov 

  • TOPIC 2:, New Light, EM (Electronic) and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reciprocity and Time-Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW), Kara Peters, telephone: (703) 292-7060, email: KPETERS@nsf.gov

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Solicitation 16-612

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    Fri Mar 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date

    Wed Dec 21 00:00:00 EST 2016

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two research areas:

  • Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE)
  • New Light, EM (Electronic) and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reciprocity and Time-Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW)

This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), within NSF. 

EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge.  The proposals must also meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation.

INFORMATION WEBCAST: The Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) Office held an informational workshop on October 23, 2015 to discuss the EFRI program and answer questions about the FY 2016 ACQUIRE and NewLAW solicitation. Click here to view slides.

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