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NSF announces opportunities under its new Spectrum Innovation Initiative


May 12, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces opportunities that fall under the purview of the Foundation's new Spectrum Innovation Initiative and calls attention to opportunities under this initiative for:

  • supplemental support to existing NSF-owned and operated facilities, NSF platforms, NSF-supported projects, and NSF educational programs directly related to spectrum innovation, and
  • support for conferences and workshops.

The goal of NSF's Spectrum Innovation Initiative is to promote dynamic and agile utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum, while fostering innovation and security for all users, passive and active. Reaching this goal will require basic research, infrastructure development, new collaborations, and education and workforce development.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: NSF's Spectrum Innovation Initiative and associated Supplemental Funding Opportunities (NSF 20-081)

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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