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DEADLINE, Dec. 15 and subsequent dates: New solicitation, issued for proposals to NSF’s Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI), includes Arctic projects

The Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) program, managed by the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in NSF’s Directorate for Engineering, challenges the engineering research community to address critical challenges for advancing America's prosperity, health and infrastructure, including project such as such as described in Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), one on NSFs 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments.

Among the 10 Big Ideas announced by NSF Director France A. Córdova, the agency proposes to “establish an observing network of mobile and fixed platforms and tools across the Arctic to document these rapid biological, physical, chemical and social changes, leveraging participation by other federal agencies.”

See: https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf_big_ideas.pdf

Questions about the #Arctic aspects of the LEAP HI solicitation should be directed to OPP’s Diane McKnight: dmcknigh at nsf.gov / (703) 292-4897.

The LEAP HI program will support fundamental research that may lead to “disruptive” technologies and methods, lay the foundation for new and strengthened industries, enable improvements in quality of life, or re-imagine and revitalize the built environment.

Submission of Letters of Intent is required, as described in the solicitation.

Deadlines for Letter of Intent: Dec. 15, 2017 and July 16, 2018
Full proposal deadlines: February 05, 2018 - February 20, 2018, September 01, 2018 - September 17, 2018.

One or more CMMI core topics must be central to the proposal, and integration of disciplinary expertise not typically engaged in CMMI-funded projects is encouraged. Proposals should demonstrate the need for a sustained research effort by an integrated, interdisciplinary team.