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NSF/ONR Partnership in Electric Power Networks Efficiency and Security (EPNES)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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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 Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announce an interdisciplinary solicitation aimed at building new partnerships focused on achieving efficient and secure electric power networks under uncertain demands. The NSF organizations participating in this solicitation include: the Division of Electrical and Communication Systems (ECS) and Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems (BES) of the Directorate for Engineering (ENG); the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The ONR organizations in this solicitation include the Department of Engineering, Materials and Physical Sciences (EMPS), and the Division for Ship Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Systems (SHMES).  NSF and/or ONR will make awards. Electric power systems are prototypical socio-technical systems, meaning that their technical, social, economic, political, and cultural elements are tightly interwoven and impinge directly and forcefully upon each other. The goal of this solicitation is to build interdisciplinary partnerships, which allow more unified, coherent research to ensure reliable, secure, and efficient electric power networks. In addition, this program will address socio-economic issues, environmental issues, new pedagogy and curricula to prepare a future workforce, and development of integrated tools provided by ONR or a credible utility system.

Program contacts

General inquires on EPNES can be directed to one of the NSF staff named as a contact in the solicitation. For questions related to FastLane, contact the FastLane help line at 1-800-673-7188 or via email to fastlane@nsf.gov
Rajinder Khosla
Program Director
rkhosla@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Radhakishan Baheti
Program Director
rbaheti@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Daniel H. Newlon
Program Director/Cluster Coordinator
dnewlon@nsf.gov (703) 292-7276
Robert E. O'Connor
Program Director
roconnor@nsf.gov (703) 292-7263 SBE/SES
Katherine Drew
Ship Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Systems
drewk@onr.navy.mil ONR/EMPS
Spiro Ledoukis
Ship Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Systems
lekouds@onr.navy.mil ONR/EMPS

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