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Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering  (BIGDATA)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Sylvia  Spengler sspengle@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930   
Balasubramanian  Kalyanasundaram bkalyana@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910   
Heng  Xu hxu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8643   
Doris  L. Carver dcarver@nsf.gov (703) 292-5038   
Eduardo  A. Misawa emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353   
Peter  H. McCartney pmccartn@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470   
General Correspondence email

For general correspondence, please reply to bigdata@nsf.gov.

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-543

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). NSF anticipates release of the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

SYNOPSIS

This year, the solicitation invites two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or studying fundamental techniques, theories, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and "Innovative Applications" (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application.  All proposals must address critical challenges for big data management, big data analytics, or scientific discovery processes impacted by big data. These techniques, methodologies and technologies can be computational, statistical, or mathematical in nature, and proposals may focus on novel theoretical analysis or experimental evaluation of these techniques and methodologies. A high level of innovation is expected in all proposals. Proposals in all areas of science and engineering covered by participating directorates at NSF are welcome.

This solicitation is a part of a larger national "Big Data Initiative", which covers a wide range of topics: big data infrastructure; education and workforce development; and multi-disciplinary collaborative teams and communities that address complex scientific, biomedical and engineering grand challenges.  Before preparing a proposal in response to this BIGDATA solicitation, applicants are strongly urged to consult the list of related solicitations available at: http://www.nsf.gov/cise/news/bigdata.jsp and consult the respective NSF program officers listed in them should those solicitations be more appropriate.  In particular, applicants interested in deployable cyberinfrastructure pilots that would support a broader research community should see the Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBS) solicitation (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504776 ). Applicants should also consider the Computational and Data Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E, PD 12-8084) solicitations for potential fit (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813&org=ENG&sel_org=ENG&from=fund ).

Proposals submitted to the "Innovative Applications" (IA) category must specify one or more relevant participating NSF directorates in the Project Summary.

RELATED URLS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) for NSF 12-499

1st BIGDATA Webinar (Presentation, Audio File and Transcript)

2nd BIGDATA Webinar - May 21, 2012 (Presentation, Audio File and Transcript)

REVISIONS AND UPDATES

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF

Additional Funding Opportunities for the CCF Community

Additional Funding Opportunities for the CNS Community

Additional Funding Opportunities for the IIS Community


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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