Major NSF Funding Opportunity

23 February 1998

Dear Colleagues:

The National Science Foundation has just announced a new grant
competition in the area of "Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence"
(KDI). KDI is designed to catalyze research centered around the recent
growth in computer power and connectivity that is reshaping
relationships among people and organizations and transforming our
processes of learning, exploration, cooperation and communication.

The Arctic region presents unique opportunities for KDI research.
Examples include the development of disaster response systems or the
integration and representation of rich and heterogeneous data sets on
environmental systems.

Details on KDI can be found in the Crosscutting Programs section of
NSF's home page:




Further information can be found on the web sites of NSF-supported
workshops, listed below:

1. NetLab Workshop Report


2. Knowledge Networking Processes


3. Distributed Heterogeneous Knowledge Networks


Related to the Knowledge Networking component of KDI are digital


NSF's KDI announcement provides e-mail addresses where you may send
questions concerning KDI. For questions on Arctic projects, contact:

Fae Korsmo
Office of Polar Programs
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703/306-1029
Fax: 703/306-0648