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Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes

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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's (NSF’s) Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) recently launched the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Phase I program with the goal of promoting long-term, interdisciplinary research and training activities that engage theoretical computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians in developing the theoretical foundations of data science.  Twelve TRIPODS Phase I Institutes were established in FY17 (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242888).

The Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes (TRIPODS + X) solicitation seeks to expand the scope of the TRIPODS program beyond the foundations community by engaging researchers across other NSF disciplines and the TRIPODS research teams in collaborative activities.  TRIPODS + X projects will foster relationships between researchers in science & engineering domains and foundational data scientists by leveraging existing NSF investments in the TRIPODS organizations.  Working in concert with a TRIPODS organization, a TRIPODS + X project would focus on data-driven research challenges motivated by applications in one or more science and engineering domains or other activities aimed at building robust data science communities.

Program contacts

Nandini Kannan
Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences
nakannan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8104
Tracy Kimbrel
Program Director, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
tkimbrel@nsf.gov (703) 292-7924 CISE/CCF
Rahul T. Shah
Program Director, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
rshah@nsf.gov (703) 292-2709
Christopher W. Stark
Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences
cstark@nsf.gov (703) 292-4869 MPS/DMS
Eva Campo
Program Director, Division of Materials Research
ecampo@nsf.gov (703) 292-7010
Darleen L. Fisher
Program Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems, CISE/CNS
dlfisher@nsf.gov (703) 292-4547 CISE/CNS
Lin He
Program Director, Division of Chemistry
lhe@nsf.gov (703) 292-4956 MPS/CHE
Kenneth Land
Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences
kland@nsf.gov (703) 292-8760
Alexis Lewis
Program Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation
alewis@nsf.gov (703) 292-2624 ENG/CMMI
Eduardo A. Misawa
Program Director, Division of Engineering Education & Centers, ENG/EEC
emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353 OD
Nigel A. Sharp
Program Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences
nsharp@nsf.gov (703) 292-4905 MPS/PHY
Eva Zanzerkia
Program Director, Division of Earth Sciences GEO/EAR
ezanzerk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4734 GEO/EAR
Aidong Zhang
Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, CISE/IIS
azhang@nsf.gov (703) 292-5311

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