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Joint Domestic Nuclear Detection Office/National Science Foundation: Academic Research Initiative (ARI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 13-554 for the latest version.

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 FY 2007, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will invest, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), in leading edge, frontier research at academic institutions.  This transformational research effort will be focused on detection systems, individual sensors or other research that is potentially relevant to the detection of nuclear weapons, special nuclear material, radiation dispersal devices and related threats. Research that would benefit from incorporation of social and behavioral science components is appropriate for consideration. The joint DNDO/NSF effort, in coordination with the efforts of other agencies, seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new technologies for the detection of nuclear threats and to develop intellectual capacity in fields relevant to long-term advances in nuclear detection capability. This research, and the research community that will be built under the ARI, is seen as critical to our nation's ability to deploy effective nuclear detection measures to counter the serious threat of a nuclear terrorist attack.

Proposals outside of the scope described in this solicitation will be returned without review.

Research proposals on detection of biological, chemical, and conventional weapons are specifically excluded from the scope of this solicitation.

Program contacts

Lenore Clesceri
Program Director, Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering
lclescer@nsf.gov (703) 292-5313
Ani Aprahamian
Program Director, Nuclear Astrophysics
aapraham@nsf.gov (703) 292-8958
Daniel Litynski
Program Director
dlitynsk@nsf.gov (703) 292-8670
Anne Emig
Program Director, East Asia and Pacific Program
aemig@nsf.gov (703) 292-7241 OD/OISE
Michael Foster
Division Director, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
mfoster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Bruce Hamilton
Program Director, Biochemical Engineering
bhamilto@nsf.gov (703) 292-8320 ENG/CBET
Leland Jameson
Program Director, Computational Mathematics Program
ljameson@nsf.gov (703) 292-4883
Bradley Keister
Program Director, Nuclear Astrophysics
bkeister@nsf.gov (703) 292-7377
Eduardo Misawa
Program Director, Dynamical Systems
emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353 OD
Lucille Nowell
Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
lnowell@nsf.gov (703) 292-8970
Eric Peterson
Program Director, Chemical and Biological Separations Program
epeterso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8371
Zeev Rosenzweig
Program Director, Analytical & Surface Chemistry Program
zrosenzw@nsf.gov (703) 292-7719
Sylvia Spengler
Program Director, Information Integration & Informatics
sspengle@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Amber Story
Program Director, Social Psychology
astory@nsf.gov (703) 292-7249
William Hagan
Assistant Director, Office of Transformational Research and Development
william.hagan@dhs.gov (202) 254-2370 ENG/CBET
Nicholas Prins
Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Transformational Research and Development
nicholas.prins@dhs.gov (202) 254-7473

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