NSF Solicitation Announcement - INSPIRE

Date: 
3 January 2013

Solicitation Announcement
Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and
Education (INSPIRE)
National Science Foundation

Letter of Intent deadline, Track 2: Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Letter of Intent deadline, Track 1: Friday, 29 March 2013

For the full solicitation, please click on the '13-518' link at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504852

For further information, please contact:
Thomas F. Russell
Phone: 703-292-4863
Email: trussell@nsf.gov

Richard Behnke
Phone: 703-292-8518
Email: rbehnke@nsf.gov

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released Program Solicitation
NSF 13-518, entitled 'Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary
Research and Education' (INSPIRE). The full solicitation may be found by
clicking on the '13-518' link at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504852.

The INSPIRE awards program was established to address some of the most
complicated and pressing scientific problems that lie at the
intersection of traditional disciplines. It is intended to encourage
investigators to submit bold, exceptional proposals that some may
consider to be at a disadvantage in a standard NSF review process; it is
not intended for proposals that are more appropriate for existing award
mechanisms. INSPIRE is open to interdisciplinary proposals on any
NSF-supported topic, submitted by invitation only after a preliminary
inquiry process initiated by submission of a required Letter of Intent.
In fiscal year 2013, INSPIRE provides support through the following
three pilot grant mechanisms:

- INSPIRE Track 1. This is essentially a continuation of the pilot
CREATIV mechanism from FY 2012, which was detailed for 2012 in Dear
Colleague Letter NSF 12-011.
- INSPIRE Track 2. These are "mid-scale" research awards at a larger
scale than Track 1, allowing for requests of up to $3,000,000 over a
duration of up to five years. Expectations for cross-cutting
advances and for broader impacts are greater than in Track 1, and
the review process includes external review.
- Director's INSPIRE Awards. These are prestigious individual awards
to single-investigator proposals that present ideas for
interdisciplinary advances with unusually strong, exciting
transformative potential.

All NSF directorates and programmatic offices participated in INSPIRE in
FY 2012 and are continuing their participation in FY 2013.

Letter of Intent deadline, Track 2: Wednesday, 20 February 2013.
Letter of Intent deadline, Track 1: Friday, 29 March 2013.

For the full solicitation, including details on the Director's INSPIRE
Awards, please click on the '13-518' link at:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504852.

For further information, please contact:
Thomas F. Russell
Phone: 703-292-4863
Email: trussell@nsf.gov

Richard Behnke
Phone: 703-292-8518
Email: rbehnke@nsf.gov

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