2020 NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) (Letter of Intent)

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NSF Program Announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20600/nsf20600.htm
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Submission Due Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 5:00 pm
Sponsor Deadline: November 12, 2020

A Limited Submission is a funding opportunity for which the sponsor sets an institutional limit for the number of proposals it will accept. In order to participate, Syracuse University must organize to submit our most competitive proposal(s). This requires an internal competition.

Synopsis of the NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) Program

NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering. In 2019, the HDR Big Idea launched three parallel efforts in pursuit of these aims: Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering (I-DIRSE), HDR: Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science Phase I (HDR TRIPODS Phase I), and Data Science Corps (DSC). To engage participants across these efforts and amplify their impacts, this program solicits proposals for a nationwide HDR Coordination Hub, called HDR Central.

The overarching purpose of HDR Central will be to increase the impact of the HDR Big Idea by supporting coordination and communication among all HDR projects, and by sharing HDR efforts and outcomes with the public.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one HDR Central proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

An individual may serve as PI, co-PI or Senior Personnel on only one HDR Central proposal. This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. In the event that an individual exceeds the limit, the first proposal received will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission and the remainder will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.

Funding and award period

$2,000,000 over 5 years

Call for Intent to Submit Limited Submission Process

For this Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO) we are issuing a call for intent to submit to gauge faculty interest in a particular funding opportunity. At this stage, only submission of a form and abstract is required to express interest in the opportunity. If there is more interest than the number of submissions allowed by the sponsor (e.g., four faculty have expressed interest in applying to this opportunity where the sponsor only allows two proposals from the University), we will announce an internal competition for pre-proposals.

If no applications are received by a call for intent to submit deadline, the LSO will become “first come, first served.” At this stage, eligible applicants may express interest in the opportunity any time before the sponsor deadline.

PI Responsibilities

If a proposal is selected and the PI or team decides to forgo an application, they must notify the Office of Research within five days of the selection notice. This allows another proposal to be selected and move forward. If the PI fails to submit a proposal and has not notified the Office of Research, the PI runs the risk of being disqualified from future LSO competitions.

PI Eligibility

For any sponsored research projects, the applicant must be eligible to serve as Principal Investigator for the project, unless otherwise noted in the LSO. Please see our PI Eligibility requirements to ensure you are eligible.

Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu

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