This Dear Colleague Letter (18-060) encourages two types of funding requests: (1) proposals for conferences (i.e., community workshops and other events) that are designed to bring together stakeholders to explore opportunities to converge on innovative solutions to advancing public access; and (2) proposals for Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for high-risk/high-reward innovative concepts and pilot projects that yield new fundamental research discoveries from existing NSF-funded data or that ultimately result in deployment of ambitious, sustainable socio-technical infrastructure resources and capabilities that enhance and accelerate new discoveries from existing NSF-funded data. Research ideas that do not advance public access as narrowly defined in this DCL may be suitable for other solicitations such as Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) – Data and Software. Proposals are due to NSF by Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Per Illinois Tech policy, all grant applications, regardless of funding source, must submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. Completed proposals are due in OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.567.3035 for assistance.