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National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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.


The National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0) program builds upon the preceding National Robotics Initiative (NRI) programs to support fundamental research in the United States that will advance the science of robot integration.  The program supports research that promotes integration of robots to the benefit of humans including human safety and human independence. 

Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit, and other organizations is encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and engineering and technology development, deployment, and use.

The NRI-3.0 program is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Questions concerning a particular project's focus, direction, and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to that agency's point of contact, listed in section VIII of this solicitation.


Program contacts

U.S. Department of Transportation

Mr. David Kuehn

Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center

6300 Georgetown Pike

McLean, VA 22101


Email: david.kuehn@dot.gov

Telephone: (202) 493-3414

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. Terry Fong

NASA Ames Research Center

M/S 269-1

Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


Email: terry.fong@nasa.gov

Telephone: (650) 604-1349

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Moria Bittmann

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 200 

Bethesda, MD 20892

Email: moria.bittman@nih.gov

Telephone: 301-451-4778 


Dr. Lyndon Joseph

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS

7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C307

Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 

Email: Josephlj@nia.nih.gov      

Telephone: 301-496-6926


Dr. Danilo Tagle

National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences

6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 940

Bethesda, MD 20892

Email: danilo.tagle@nih.gov

T: (301) 594-8064


Dr. Cheri Wiggs

National Eye Institute

6700B Rockledge Dr., MSC 6914
Bethesda, MD 20892

Email: cheri.wiggs@nih.gov

Telephone: 301-451-2020


Dr. Kristopher Bough

National Institute of Nursing Research

6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 710
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870

Email: kristopher.bough@nih.gov

Telephone: 301-496-6204

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Dr. Sharon Chiou


1095 Willowdale Road, MS L1055

Morgantown, WV 26505


Email: schiou@cdc.gov

Telephone: 304-285-6029

United States Department of Agriculture

Dr. Steven Thomson
USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

6501 Beacon Drive

5NW054, 5th Floor

Kansas City, MO 64133


Ph: 202-603-1053

Email: steven.j.thomson@usda.gov

Juan P. Wachs
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8714 CISE/IIS
Erion Plaku
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8695 CISE/IIS
Jordan Berg
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-5365 ENG/CMMI
Peter Brass
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2182 CISE/CCF
Harry Dankowicz
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2344
Irina Dolinskaya
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-7078 CISE/CCF
Ephraim P. Glinert
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Wu He
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-7593 EDU/DRL
Grace Hwang
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-4721
Tatiana Korelsky
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Bruce Kramer
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-5348 ENG/CMMI
Frederick M. Kronz
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-7283 SBE/SES
Wendy Nilsen
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2568 CISE/IIS
Ralph Wachter
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 ENG/CMMI
Donald Wunsch
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-7102
Jie Yang
nri@nsf.gov (703) 292-4768 CISE/IIS

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