CISE/CNS, telephone: Proposers that submitted via FastLane are strongly encouraged to use FastLane to verify the status of their submission to NSF. For specific guidance for proposals submitted to the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) see Describe the research and education activities to be undertaken in up to 15 pages for Small and Medium proposals, and up to 20 pages for Frontier proposals. Is the BPC plan well-reasoned, well-organized and based on a sound-rationale? Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a Supplementary Document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. Dear Colleague Letters will announce these opportunities as they arise. Is the plan for carrying out the proposed activities well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on a sound rationale? Investigators are encouraged to consider and propose truly novel solutions to a broad range of public needs that could overlap the examples above or be entirely different. Note the distinction to the list of Project Personnel and Partner Institutions specified above under Supplementary Documents: the listing of all project participants is collected by the project lead and entered as a Supplementary Document, which is then automatically included with all proposals in a project. NSF - Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) While tremendous progress has been made in advancing CPS technologies, the demand for innovation across application domains is driving the need to accelerate fundamental research to keep pace. (RWR) Frontier projects are required to include one- to three-page plans for Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) as a Supplementary Document. Similarly, ENG PIs are strongly encouraged to include one- to three-page descriptions of their planned BPE activities under Supplementary Documents in their submissions. The focus of our video is on our primary research objectives, and on our outreach program, a summer intensive research internship for undergraduate students. NSF strives to be able to tell applicants whether their proposals have been declined or recommended for funding within six months. The expected impact on the deployed environment described in the Supplementary Document; The extent to which the value of the proposed CPS research and development is described in the context of a needed capability and potential impact; The feasibility, and utility of the capability in its proposed operational role, including potential partnering with industry that will incorporate the TTP technology; A plan that addresses in its goals and milestones the demonstration and evaluation of a working system in the target environment; Tangible metrics described to evaluate the success of the capabilities developed, and the steps necessary to take the system from prototype status to production use; and. If Early Stage Investigators or New Investigators, or in the early stages of independent careers, do they have appropriate experience and training? email:, Bruce Kramer, Program Director, Office of the General Counsel The approaches should consider the open nature of the transportation system, legacy components and processes, and the distributed nature of asset ownership and operations. (703) 292-7885, telephone: Such a closed-loop environment could enable optimal and timely delivery of healthcare improvements at a significant cost reduction. At the same time, CPS for highway transportation must be scalable, reliable, adaptable, and secure while also being cost-effective. (703) 292-2285, telephone: However, these data are often used only at the time and place of collection, and necessarily require a human-in-the-loop. *These documents may be accessed electronically on NSF's Website at The permissible changes by the grantee, PD(s), or other key project personnel in the approved project grant shall be limited to changes in methodology, techniques, or other similar aspects of the project to expedite achievement of the project's approved goals. email: email:, Christopher Hartshorn, Environment. Additional information on broadening participation efforts can be found below. Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children. More resilient, robust, and reliable agricultural systems leading to more viable and thriving rural communities. Proposals for Small projects are required to clearly describe why/how the research, if successful, would influence the field of CPS. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. For all awards, one or more designated CPS project representatives (PI/co-PI/senior researcher or NSF-approved replacement) must attend annual CPS PI meetings and participate in collaborative activities with the CPS-VO throughout the duration of the grant. DHS and DOT Process: Applications selected for funding by DHS and/or DOT will be awarded by NSF using funds transferred from DHS and/or DOT, respectively. Additional award conditions apply. This list should be numbered and include (in this order) Full name, Organization(s), and Role in the project, with each item separated by a semi-colon. The research plan must include validation of theory through empirical demonstration in a prototype or testbed. Please note that the mission agencies (DHS, DOT, NIH, and NIFA) look to this basic research program for new and creative project ideas that would not be typically submitted to their own agency solicitations. ENG/ECCS, Recent published histories of CPS [cf. Traffic management and control systems that improve safety and reliability and enhance social and economic connections within or outside of metropolitan areas; Leveraging the differences between machines and people in sensing, analytics, and control to improve system safety, efficiency, and sustainability; Increasing safety and convenience for vulnerable travelers through connected and automated systems; and. Send comments regarding the burden estimate and any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Suzanne H. Plimpton To achieve these aims, the program supports: The program also supports effective use of testbeds that spur innovations and accelerate research by providing scalable and open environments for experimentation. The system may include human interaction with or without human aided control. The National Science Foundation Information Center may be reached at (703) 292-5111. CISE/CNS, The two merit review criteria are listed below. email:, Christos Papadopoulos, The Secretary of Agriculture may waive all or part of the matching requirement if all three of the following criteria are met: (1) applicants must be a college, university, or research foundation maintained by a college or university that ranks in the lowest one third of such colleges, universities, and research foundations on the basis of Federal research funds received (see Table 2 following Part VIII for eligibility); (2) if the equipment to be acquired using funds from the grant costs not more than $25,000; and (3) has multiple uses within a single research project or is usable in more than one research project. See Part V section 7.9 of the NIFA Application Guide Application Guide for further indirect cost information. Proposals received by NSF are assigned to the appropriate NSF program for acknowledgement and, if they meet NSF requirements, for review. Note: The TTP option is an optional component, above and beyond the requirement for experimentation on an actual CPS for Small, Medium, or Frontier projects. The Contact Center answers general technical questions related to the use of      Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Institutes of Health Principal Investigators taking part in a joint research project are expected to coordinate their NSF submissions with their German counterparts' DFG submissions. Prof. Necmiye Ozay was awarded an NSF CAREER award for her research project, “A Compositional Approach to Modular Cyber-Physical Control System Design." Simply stating that a testbed will be useful for other researchers does not satisfy this criterion. ENG/ECCS, (202) 603-1053, CISE/CNS, For awards made by NIH, indirect costs on foreign subawards/subcontracts will be limited to eight percent. For information purposes, NIH PIs may wish to consult the NIAID web site, "All about Grants," which provides excellent generic information about all aspects of NIH grantsmanship, including competitive renewals ( The managing program director will work with each PI team following merit review and prior to making an award to ensure that plans are meaningful and include concrete metrics for success. (703) 292-2210, that are required in all NSF proposals unless otherwise stated. These strategies are integrated in the program planning and implementation process, of which proposal review is one part. Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research. New connectivity paradigms and applications for integrated devices, communications, control systems, and databases in dispersed rural settings that enable overlain software to bring quality-of-life improvements to citizens for benefits such as education, health, economic development, mobility, or environmental quality. telephone: L. 115-141) limits indirect costs to 30 percent of the total Federal funds provided (or 42.857 percent of total direct costs) under each award. ENG/ECCS, 10.310 The program additionally supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. In addition, the proposer will receive an explanation of the decision to award or decline funding. The system may include human interaction with or without human aided control. Verbatim copies of reviews, excluding the names of the reviewers or any reviewer-identifying information, are sent to the Principal Investigator/Project Director by the Program Officer. NSF projects, in the aggregate, should contribute more broadly to achieving societal goals. PIs are required to use NSF's electronic project-reporting system, available through, for preparation and submission of annual and final project reports. Expected Program Outputs and Reporting Requirements: The output and reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions (see for information about NIFA award terms). A subsection: "CPS Research Focus" that identifies and describes the specific core areas of CPS-focused research in which novel and foundational research contributions are being made. The ADO is the signatory of the award document, not the program contact. Frontier projects are expected to go beyond simply sharing PI meeting artifacts (such as slides) via the CPS-VO, and to have concrete plans for sharing results, testbeds, and/or artifacts. Promising innovations that have the potential for accelerated maturation, demonstration, and transition to practice. To identify which projects to support, NSF relies on a merit review process that incorporates consideration of both the technical aspects of a proposed project and its potential to contribute more broadly to advancing NSF's mission "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes." For joint NSF/DFG projects, NSF intends to make awards to the US collaborators named in the recommended proposals, and DFG intends to make awards to the German collaborators named in the recommended proposals. Relevant technologies include cybersecurity approaches for guarding against malicious attacks on CPS as well as diagnostics and prognostics that aim to identify, predict, and prevent or recover from faults. For awards made by NIFA: Section 713 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. NSF also supports development of a strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce by investing in building the knowledge that informs improvements in STEM teaching and learning. The advent of IoT allows CPS components to communicate with other devices through cloud-based infrastructure, and to interact with (potentially) safety-critical systems, posing new research challenges in safety, security, and dependability. The FastLane Help Desk answers general technical questions related to the use of the FastLane system. The USDA-NIFA authority for this solicitation is contained in section 2(b) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. For Frontier proposals, reviewers will also be asked to apply these criteria to the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan: Proposals submitted with a Transition to Practice (TTP) option will be evaluated with careful attention to the following: The mission of the NIH is to support science in pursuit of knowledge about the biology and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. email:, Anindya Banerjee, Program Director CISE /CCF, NCI/DCTD/CIP/NSDB, For the PI meeting, principal investigators, or other project representatives, must also provide a poster for the poster session and a short video describing their project(s) that will be made available on the CPS Virtual Organization (CPS-VO). For proposers that submitted via, until an application has been received and validated by NSF, the Authorized Organizational Representative may check the status of an application on HSARPA has particular interests in security technologies relevant to CPS and IoT. Budget and Period of Support. DOT/FHWA, NIFA Process: NIFA will make final funding decisions based on the results of the peer review process. All NSF proposals are evaluated through use of the two National Science Board approved merit review criteria. A cyberphysical system (CPS) is a computer system in which a mechanism is controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms.In cyber-physical systems, physical and software components are deeply intertwined, able to operate on different spatial and temporal scales, exhibit multiple and distinct behavioral modalities, and interact with each other in ways that change with context. (703) 292-2652, This program also fosters a research community that is committed to advancing education and outreach in CPS and accelerating the transition of CPS research into the real world. At the end of the Project Summary include a prioritized list of keywords, the core CPS Research Area(s) addressed, and Application Domain(s) that characterize the project. Accordingly, FHWA encourages CPS research that can quantify how these new technologies meet public needs and can measure the impact of new technology systems on public health, safety, mobility, economic performance, equity, or on the environment. Projects are encouraged to use the CPS-VO to coordinate activities and disseminate artifacts along with research results. The CPS program aims to develop the core research needed to engineer these complex CPS, some of which may also require dependable, high-confidence, or provable behaviors. The program additionally supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. Subject to receipt of sufficient meritorious proposals and pending availability of funds. contains additional information for use by proposers in development of the Project Description section of the proposal). If the project involves human subjects and/or NIH-defined clinical research, are the plans to address 1) the protection of human subjects from research risks, and 2) inclusion (or exclusion) of individuals on the basis of sex/gender, race, and ethnicity, as well as the inclusion or exclusion of children, justified in terms of the scientific goals and research strategy proposed? Program Director, Alexandria, VA 22314. email:, Jonathan Sprinkle, See program website for any updates to the points of contact. Significance. Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Cross-disciplinary, collaborative research that will lead to new fundamental insights; Projects that take a coordinated approach, balancing theory with experimentation; New perspectives on existing systems yielding breakthroughs as well as revolutionary new system concepts opening up new CPS research horizons; Projects that address important basic research needs for synergistic collaboration with mission agencies as described in Section II.D below; and. They are well suited to multi-disciplinary efforts that accomplish clear goals requiring an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Proposals that include Postdoctoral Mentoring Plans exceeding one page in length will not be accepted by FastLane. Does the plan incorporate a mechanism to assess success? The underrepresentation of many groups—including women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities—in computing and engineering deprives large segments of the population of the opportunity to be creators of technology and not only consumers. For awards made by NSF, Proposal & Award Policy & Procedures (PAPPG) guidelines apply. These NIH applications, along with the summary statements generated based on the review, will be entered into the NIH IMPAC-II system. The OMB control number for this collection is 3145-0058. (Sponsored by CHESS) CPS Week: San Francisco, April 13-16, 2009: 3 Conferences (RTAS/ISPN/HSCC) NSF CPS Program, $30 million over 5 years, started September, 2009 The requirements for preparation and inclusion of a DMP in your application is included on the following web page, FHWA and other agencies within the U.S. Proposals selected for funding by DHS and/or DOT will be awarded by NSF using funds transferred from DHS and/or DOT, respectively, and so they will follow NSF's PAPPG. (703) 292-8754, Given that NSF is the primary federal agency charged with nurturing and supporting excellence in basic research and education, the following three principles apply: With respect to the third principle, even if assessment of Broader Impacts outcomes for particular projects is done at an aggregated level, PIs are expected to be accountable for carrying out the activities described in the funded project. email:, Cynthia Chen, Program Director, Proposals submitted with a TTP option will be evaluated with careful attention to the following: If you submit a Transition to Practice (TTP) option, the title should begin with "TTP Option" followed by a colon, then the project class followed by a colon, and then the descriptive title. See program website for any updates to the points of contact. Program Director, The TTP option is meant to leverage proposed research activities and ideas to move results beyond the laboratory. telephone: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 120 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions. However, where fundamental CPS advances have a clear benefit to agriculture, Small projects would be considered for NIFA funding. … Proposers are cautioned that only a Grants and Agreements Officer may make commitments, obligations or awards on behalf of NSF or authorize the expenditure of funds. Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations. The project outcomes report also must be prepared and submitted using These suggestions may serve as one source in the reviewer selection process at the Program Officer's discretion. Program Director, SBE/SES, CISE/CCF, Duplicate or substantially similar proposals will be returned without review, including those substantially similar to previously declined proposals. (703) 292-5136, telephone: The Program Officer(s) assigned to manage a given proposal's review will consider the advice of reviewers and will formulate a recommendation. (703) 292-7843, More comprehensive information on NSF Award Conditions and other important information on the administration of NSF awards is contained in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter VII, available electronically on the NSF Website at National Science Foundation ENG/CMMI, Its research interests span a broad range of technology maturity levels ranging from foundational research in cybersecurity technology, to development and transition to practice. This process begins with NSF drafting and releasing the joint-agency solicitation, which includes program requirements. (703) 292-2652, Feedback will be provided on such plans. Similarly, GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) proposals should include "GOALI" followed by a colon as the last identifier before the project title. email:, Steven Thomson, National Program Leader, email:, John C. Cherniavsky, Sr. Advisor for Research, EHR/DRL, telephone: The appropriateness of the budget for the option. Proposal Titles: Proposal titles must indicate the CPS program, followed by a colon, then the project class, followed by a colon, then the title of the project. email:, Sylvia Spengler, A Proposal Preparation Checklist has been added to aid in preparation of compliant proposals. Researchers must focus on one or more core CPS research area(s), including: control, data analytics, autonomy, design, information management, IoT, mixed initiatives including human-in- or on-the loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. Additional Solicitation Specific Review Criteria. (703) 292-8719, CPS are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. HSARPA is interested in CPS technologies that address privacy concerns and manage the use of sensitive information while protecting individual privacy. NSF Process: Those proposals selected for funding by NSF will be handled in accordance with standard NSF procedures. telephone: For additional information on review of the Inclusion section, please refer to the Guidelines for the Review of Inclusion in Clinical Research. All proposals, whether targeted for a mission agency or NSF, including NSF/DFG joint submissions, will be reviewed by NSF panels adhering to standard review criteria for intellectual merit and broader impacts. AFRI awards are subject to the NIFA regulations found at 7 CFR Part 3430. Program Director, (301) 451-4778, Just as the internet transformed how humans interact with one another, cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with the physical world around us. Human-Cyber-Physical Systems NSF CPS PI Meeting Mini-Workshop November 14, 2017 . Program Director, CISE/CCF, Verbatim copies of reviews, not including the identity of the reviewer, will be provided automatically to the Principal Investigator. It should also include an option budget that indicates what additional funds would be needed to carry out the TTP option. email:, Radhakisan Baheti, telephone: In addition, the NSF Application Guide (see link in Section V.A) provides instructions regarding the technical preparation of proposals via Budgets for all projects must include funding for one or more designated CPS project representatives (PI/co-PI/senior researcher or NSF-approved replacement) to attend each CPS PI meeting during the proposed lifetime of the award (per Section II.E above). In addition, NSF is working closely with the German Research Foundation (DFG) to support joint U.S./German research projects in the Networked CPS area. More information is located at and Program Manager, Much agricultural data is currently single-use and static. If no agency is designated, the proposal will be considered for funding by all of the joint sponsoring agencies. Cost Sharing Requirements for awards made by NIFA: In accordance with 7 USC 450i(b)(9), if a funded applied Research or Integrated Project with an applied research component, is commodity-specific and not of national scope, the grant recipient is required to match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and/or in-kind contributions. What do high confidence and verification mean in the context of autonomous systems that learn from their experiences? Core research areas of the program include control, data analytics, autonomy, design, information management, internet of things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. Real-time considerations and modeling involving humans in the loop could play obvious and important roles. ENG/CMMI, The CPS program sponsors the CPS-VO, a broad community of interest for CPS researchers, developers, and educators. The project activities may be based on previously established and/or innovative methods and approaches, but in either case must be well justified. For collaborative projects, principal investigators (or an NSF-approved replacement) from each collaborating institution of a given project are expected to participate. The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.      Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings A standard grant is an award instrument by which the agency agrees to support a specified level of effort for a predetermined project period without the announced intention of providing additional support at a future date. The completed application will be transferred to the NSF FastLane system for further processing. Proposals should briefly present metrics and methodology for evaluating the metrics to show the impact of the research. These CPS efforts address USDA goals indicated here including: protecting agricultural health by preventing and mitigating the spread of agricultural pests and disease (Objective 2.3), enhancing conservation planning with science-based tools and information (Objective 5.1), ensuring lands and watersheds are sustainable, healthy, and productive (Objective 6.2), and mitigation of wildfire risk (Objective 6.3). (202) 493-3414, (703) 292-8339, Proposed solutions need to account for a combination of legacy equipment and new systems. (703) 292-2563, Reviewers will be asked to evaluate proposals using two National Science Board approved merit review criteria and, if applicable, additional program specific criteria. What is the potential for the BPC plan to have a measurable impact on underrepresentation? Other NIFA Requirements: Several federal statutes and regulations apply to grant applications considered for review and to project grants awarded under this program. 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