National Science Foundation issues Dear Colleague Letter: Exploring the NSF 2026 Idea Machine

The National Science Foundation seeks to further explore the pool of ideas submitted to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, for the purpose of framing new potential areas for NSF investment. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) invites submission of proposals for Conferences, and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs), following the themes that emerged in the top group of Idea Machine entries. Deadline dates are as follows:

Conference proposals: March 15, 2020

EAGER Research Concept Outlines: March 1, 2020

EAGER proposals: April 30, 2020

If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least 2 business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. If you should have any questions, please contact OSRP.