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Wenjing Lou, (703) 292-8950

Thyagarajan Nandagopal, (703) 292-8950

Chengshan Xiao, (703) 292-4753

Hao Ling, (703) 292-2210

Lawrence S. Goldberg, (703) 292-8339

Glen Langston, (703) 292-4937

Solicitation 16-537

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute towards significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, protection of passive sensing services, and the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. This EARS program solicitation seeks to fund innovative collaborative research addressing large-scale challenges that transcend the traditional boundaries of existing programs.

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) Principal Investigators' Workshop
Final report of the 2010 NSF EARS workshop
Presidential Memorandum: Unleashing the Wireless Broadband Revolution
National Broadband Plan

Additional Funding Opportunities for the CNS Community
Cross Division/Directorate Funding Opportunities

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



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