EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (EFRI)
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). Please be advised that
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: November 9, 2015
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: January 14, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 8, 2016
The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two research areas:
- Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE)
- New Light and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reciprocity and Time-Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW)
This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), within NSF.
EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. The proposals must also meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation.
INFORMATION WEBCAST: The Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) Office will hold an information workshop on October 19, 2015 to discuss the EFRI program and answer questions about this solicitation. Details will be posted on the EFMA website (www.nsf.gov/eng/efma).
REVISIONS AND UPDATES
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
Cross Division/Directorate Funding Opportunities
Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activites 2015 - Office Information
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program