NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Requests to Conduct Experimental Research on the NSF-funded Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)

With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF 20-046 the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support supplemental funding requests for active research awards to conduct experimental research on the NSF-funded Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR). These supplemental funding requests are anticipated to be on the order of about $50,000, with higher amounts (but strictly less than one-fifth of the original award) requiring additional justification. Funded supplements will provide support for periods of up to two years, but not exceed the existing award periods.

NSF’s PAWR program (https://advancedwireless.org/) is currently supporting the deployment and initial operations of three advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. These platforms are in turn enabling experimental exploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the Nation’s wireless ecosystem, thereby enhancing broadband connectivity, leveraging the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), and sustaining U.S. leadership and economic competitiveness in advanced wireless networks and emerging applications and services for decades to come. The three platforms funded to date by NSF’s PAWR program are: COSMOS (https://COSMOS-lab.org/), POWDER-RENEW (https://POWDERWireless.net/), and AERPAW (https://AERPAW.org/). The PAWR program website: https://advancedwireless.org will indicate the status on the availability of these platforms for experimenter use.

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.