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Harnessing the Data Revolution : Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase II (TRIPODS)

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NSF 21-604

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.



In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of "Big Ideas," ten bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research.

NSF's Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering.

Harnessing the Data Revolution: Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science Phase II (HDR TRIPODS Phase II) aims to bring together the electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I, described in solicitation NSF 19-550, supported the development of small collaborative Institutes. Phase II, described in this solicitation, will support a smaller number of larger Institutes, selected from the Phase I Institutes via a second competitive proposal process. All HDR TRIPODS Institutes must involve significant and integral participation by researchers representing the four aforementioned communities. Please note that the ordering of the four communities is alphabetical and is not meant to emphasize any one discipline over another.

When responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted through the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems, once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors.

Program contacts

Eyad Abed
Program Director
eabed@nsf.gov (703) 292-2303 ENG/ECCS
Funda Ergun
Program Director
fergun@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Yuliya Gorb
ygorb@nsf.gov (703) 292-2113 MPS/DMS
Tracy Kimbrel
Program Director
tkimbrel@nsf.gov (703) 292-7924
Phillip A. Regalia
Program Director
pregalia@nsf.gov (703) 292-2981 CISE/CCF
Christopher W. Stark
Program Director
cstark@nsf.gov (703) 292-4869 MPS/DMS
Huixia Wang
Program Director
huiwang@nsf.gov (703) 292-2279
Zhengdao Wang
Program Director
zwang@nsf.gov (703) 292-7823
Donald Wunsch
Program Director
dwunsch@nsf.gov (703) 292-7102

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