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News & Events - Spring 2017


April 6, 2017

NSF recently announced the following Dear Colleague Letters, which are relevant to members of the ECCS scientific community.

March 29, 2017
NSF 17-073 - Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

ECCS and IIP have published a Dear Colleague Letter (17-073) encouraging innovative research by academic faculty and small businesses in all aspects of integrated photonics that use the current silicon photonics capabilities resident in AIM (American Institute of Manufacturing) Photonics. Research projects using such technologies via multi-project wafer runs should bring a specific innovation to integrated photonics circuits and components, or demonstrate a new approach using integrated photonics as its differentiator.

March 29, 2017
NSF 17-072 - Dear Colleague Letter: Encouraging Submission of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Proposals in Areas Related to the Internet of Things
NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have published a Dear Colleague Letter (17-072) encouraging collaborations between industry and academia in research related to the Internet of Things (IoT) specifically and, more broadly to cyber-physical systems. The aim is to establish multi-university IUCRCs that, in collaboration with their industry partners, are capable of collectively addressing large-scale and cross-disciplinary challenges in the broad context of the IoT. NSF therefore welcomes and encourages proposals in response to the IUCRC program solicitation, NSF 17-516, in the areas outlined in this DCL.

March 30, 2017
NSF 17-074 - Dear Colleague Letter: Simulated and Synthetic Data for Infrastructure Modeling (SSDIM)
In conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, NSF announces its intention to fund EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals as well as supplements to existing relevant NSF awards from the Directorate for Engineering and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering in support of research to develop and make available simulated and synthetic data on interdependent critical infrastructures, and thus to improve understanding and performance of these systems.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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