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NSF Collaborations With Federal Agencies and Others

Programs that NSF conducts in partnership with other federal agencies and other organizations are listed below, alphabetically by the program title.

Updated: May 3, 2018

  • Algorithms for Modern Power Sysems (NSF 17-521)
    The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.
    Agencies: NSF and the U.S. Department of Energy
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505322

  • Algorithms for Threat Detection (NSF 17-510)
    The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics.
    Agencies: NSF and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503427

  • Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (NSF 18-501)
    Through the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) program, the listed agencies support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
    Agencies: NSF and National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Eye Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Mental Health; Federal Ministry of Education and Research-Germany, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, French National Research Agency, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/ pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147

  • Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights: Defining the Critical Needs of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Community (NSF 15-565)
    Accelerating U.S Advanced Manufacturing, the October 2104 report to the President produced by the Steering Committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (AMP 2.0) for the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), calls for the creation of a technology-focused consortium to provide coordinated private-sector input on national advanced manufacturing technology research and development priorities. This solicitation is to establish the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights (the "Consortium") to implement that recommendation.
    Agencies: NSF, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505203

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (NSF 18-538)
    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. 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. 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. Agencies: NSF and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T); the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); several National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes and centers including the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503286

  • Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF 16-576)
    The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) partnership between NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research.
    Agencies: NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI) (NSF 13-554)
    The ARI is a joint Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and National Science Foundation (NSF) program seeking novel cross-cutting research that will enhance the nation's ability to detect and interdict nuclear or radiological material outside of regulatory control, and otherwise help prevent nuclear or radiological attacks.
    Agencies: NSF, Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503223

  • Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF 16-592)
    The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEIC) program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.
    Agencies: NSF and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

  • Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2018 (NSF 17-578)
    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. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in two research areas: Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE); and Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo)
    Agencies: NSF, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13708

  • Energy-Efficient Computing: From Devices to Architectures (NSF 17-531)
    NSF established the Energy-Efficient Computing: From Devices to Architectures (E2CDA) partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) to jointly support innovative research activities focused on exploring and dramatically extending the limits of computational energy efficiency for a broad range of applications.
    Organizations: NSF and Semiconductor Research Corporation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505212

  • Failure-Resistant Systems (NSF 12-556)
    NSF and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have agreed to embark on a collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges in failure resistant systems that are of paramount importance to industry, academia, and society at large.
    Agencies: NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504754

  • Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (NSF 18-545)
    The Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program seeks to support research that conceptualizes FEW systems broadly and inclusively, incorporating social and behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), and cyber-components (such as sensing, networking, computation and visualization for decision-making and assessment).
    Agencies: NSF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505241

  • Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (NSF 17-569)
    The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in NSF's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences.
    Agencies: NSF and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5300

  • National Robotics Initiative 2.0, Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NSF 18-518)
    The National Robotics Initiative (NRI) 2.0 program builds upon the original NRI program to support fundamental research in the U.S. that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots) that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life.
    Agencies: NSF and the U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense, and Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503641

  • NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Fluid Dyamics and Particulate and Multiphase Processes Research at the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF 18-521)
    NSF is partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general field of fluid dynamics and particulate and multiphase processes that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.
    Agencies: NSF and The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505258

  • NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF 18-514)
    NSF is partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general field of tissue engineering that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.
    Agencies: NSF and The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505490

  • NSF-Census Research Network (NSF 10-621)
    Note: The FY2011 competition is over. Currently, NSF is not accepting proposals for this soliciataton.
    Agencies: NSF, U.S. Census Bureau
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503587

  • NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering (NSF 16-564)
    The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies.
    Agencies: NSF, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5602

  • NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA
    Agencies: NSF, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5605

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures (NSF 16-606)
    The NSF/Intel Partnership on Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures (CAPA) aims to address the problem of effective software development for diverse hardware architectures through groundbreaking university research that will lead to a significant, measurable leap in software development productivity by partially or fully automating software development tasks that are currently performed by humans.
    Organizations: NSF and Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505319

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (NSF 14-571)
    The goal of this partnership between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that ensure the security of current and emerging cyber-physical systems, taking into consideration the unique challenges present in this environment relative to other domains with cybersecurity concerns.
    Agencies: NSF, Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505047

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (NSF 17-597)
    The NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) will support transformative microarchitecture research targeting improvements in instructions per cycle (IPC).
    Organizations: NSF and Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505450

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks (NSF 16-586)
    The NSF/Intel Partnership on Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks (ICN-WEN) seeks unique data network architectures featuring an information plane using an Information-Centric Networking approach and addressing discovery, movement, delivery, management, and protection of information within a network, along with the abstraction of an underlying communication plane creating opportunities for new efficiencies and optimizations across communications technologies that could also address latency and scale requirements.
    Organizations: NSF and Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505310

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing (NSF 15-518)
    The goal of this joint solicitation between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that promote research in VEC technologies, taking into consideration the various challenges present in this field.
    Agencies: NSF, Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505085

  • NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG and MPS (NSF 11-066)
    NSF and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shared interests in a variety of basic and applied scientific and engineering fields. This program is designed to facilitate collaborative research and educational activities between NIST scientific and engineering staff and researchers supported by NSF.
    Agencies: NSF, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5665

  • NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological System (NSF 17-560)
    The purpose of the NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys) is to enable innovative collaborative research at the intersection of mathematics and molecular, cellular and organismal biology, to establish new connections between these two disciplines, and to promote interdisciplinary education and workforce training.
    Organizations: NSF and Simons Foundation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505509

  • NSF/VMWare Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (NSF 18-540)
    This solicitation seeks to advance the state of the art in end-to-end networked systems architecture that includes edge infrastructures.
    Organizations: NSF and VMWare Inc.
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505509

  • NSF/VMWare Partnership on Software Defined Infrastructure as a Foundation for Clean-Slate Computing Security (NSF 16-582)
    The goal of the NSF/VMware Partnership on Software Defined Infrastructure as a Foundation for Clean-Slate Computing Security (SDI-CSCS) is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary research that spans systems, networking, and security with the aim of exploring and creating groundbreaking new approaches to security based on the concept of SDI. The program also aims to support a research community committed to advancing research and education at the confluence of SDI-CSCS technologies, and to transition research findings into practice.
    Organizations: NSF and VMWare Inc.
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505298

  • Origin of Life (NSF 16-570)
    The solicitation describes an Ideas Lab on "Origin of Life." Ideas Labs are intensive workshops focused on finding innovative solutions to grand challenge problems. The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab organized by the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO) and Geosciences (GEO) at NSF, and the Astrobiology Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at identifying and funding potentially transformative research to address grand challenge questions in the origin of life.
    Organizations: NSF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505301

  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (NSF 16-571)
    Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
    Organizations: NSF, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and international organizations listed on the PIRE program information page.
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505038

  • Plant Biotic Interactions (NSF 17-551)
    The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests.
    Agencies: NSF, US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5327

  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (NSF 16-571)
    Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines.
    Agencies: NSF; U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS); Japan Science and Technology Agency; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; French National Research Agency; Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China; Tekes-the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation; Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan; National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Korea; Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a (CONACYT), Mexico; Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Spain; Academy of Finland, Finland; Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505038

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (NSF 17-576)
    The goals of the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program are aligned with the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and the National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy.
    Organizations: NSF and the Semiconductor Research Corporation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace: Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (NSF 14-528)
    Through this solicitation -- a track within the NSF SaTC program -- NSF and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) announce a joint partnership in the area of Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (SaTC: STARSS) focused on research on Design for Assurance.
    Agencies: NSF and the Semiconductor Research Corporation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504996

  • Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (NSF 17-557)
    NSF, through its Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, has established a partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), through its Global Research Collaboration (GRC) program, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to announce a solicitation on the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio).
    Organizations: NSF and SRC and IARPA.
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505397

  • Smart and Connected Health (NSF 18-541)
    The goal of the interagency Smart and Connected Health (SCH): Connecting Data, People and Systems program is to accelerate the development and integration of innovative computer and information science and engineering approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine.
    Agencies: NSF and the National Institutes of Health
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504739

  • Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks (NSF 13-512)
    NSF and NASA have initiated the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks (TCAN) program with the following goals: to support coordinated efforts in fundamental theory and computational techniques in order to make groundbreaking advances in astrophysics; to strengthen theoretical and computational astrophysics in the US by uniting researchers in collaborative networks that cross institutional and geographical divides; and to advance the training of the future workforce of theoretical and computational scientists.
    Agencies: NSF, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504843

  • Thwaites: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and Its Contribution to Sea-level Rise (NSF 17-505)
    NSF and the United Kingdom ((UK) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have developed this joint program with the objective to substantially improve both decadal and longer-term (century-to-multi-century) projections of ice loss and sea-level rise originating from Thwaites Glacier.
    Organizations: NSF and the UK Natural Environment Research Council
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505320

  • U.S. Ignite (NSF 16-553)
    US Ignite is an initiative that seeks to promote U.S. leadership in the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications with the potential for significant societal impact.
    Agencies: NSF, U.S, Department of Justice
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505136

  • United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (NSF 17-515)
    The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas.
    Organizations: NSF and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
    Program Information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504828