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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations  (AccelNet) NSF Wide Programs

The AccelNet Solicitation (NSF 19-501) Was Released

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

     FY 2019 Competition - December 21, 2018

     FY 2020 Competition - October 30, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

     FY 2019 Competition - February 28, 2019

     FY 2020 Competition - January 31, 2020 

Other Resources:
NSF 19-034, Frequently Asked Questions for NSF 19-501, Accelerating Research through Network to Network Collaborations
Accelerating Research Through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
AccelNet Informational Webinar PPT (November 5, 2018)

Note on Required Letters of Intent

Note on required Letters of Intent (due December 21, 2018 by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):  

Include the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the co-PI(s) within the body of the Project Synopsis.

Apologies for the confusion.  Please ignore, if LOI is already submitted.

Name Email Phone Room
Fahmida  Chowdhury (703) 292-4672   
Claire  A. Hemingway (703) 292-7135   


Solicitation  19-501

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Letter of Intent Deadline Date

    October 30, 2019

        FY 2020 Competition

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    January 31, 2020

        FY 2020 Competition


The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand scientific challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.  The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to create new collaborations and new combinations of resources and ideas among linked global networks.

This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned either with one of the NSF Big Ideas or a community-identified scientific challenge with international dimensions.  AccelNet awards are meant to support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.  Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across the networks and provide professional development for students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers. There are two proposal categories covered by this solicitation:  Catalytic and Full-Scale Implementation. 

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program