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Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next … Continue reading

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DEB & IOS Preliminary Proposal System Evaluation Update

Our independent evaluation contractor, Abt, closed the PI and Reviewer surveys in mid-November. At present, they are working on analyzing the survey results. These results will be brought together with analyses of stakeholder interviews and programmatic (proposal, award, and review process) data that Abt has already completed to produce a full evaluation. We are expecting […] … Continue reading

Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. David Mendoza-Cozatl at the University of Missouri
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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. David Mendoza-Cozatl at the University of Missouri

Not all things naturally complement each other. Whether it be foods, colors, or people, some combinations just seem to work while others don’t. Dr. David Mendoza-Cozatl from the University of Missouri has dedicated part of his broader impact work to exploring the relationship between two scientific disciplines that may seem completely different and aren’t generally … Continue reading

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What it means if your preliminary proposal was transferred to a different Program Director/Program

Once the preliminary proposals arrive, both the administrative staff and program directors spring into action. The staff check the preliminary proposals for compliance with the submission instructions and the program directors read the batch of preliminary proposals submitted to their program to determine whether it is the best intellectual or conceptual fit. This first read … Continue reading