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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Synopsis

The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.  The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs.

This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned with a grand challenge identified as a priority by the research community or NSF, such as the NSF Big Ideas or in an active program solicitation.  AccelNet awards support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.  Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across networks and provide professional development for U.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers. Two proposal categories covered by this solicitation include: Design and Implementation. 

It is strongly recommended that prospective PIs contact the AccelNet Program Officer(s) to ascertain that the focus and budget of their proposed activities are appropriate for this solicitation.

Program contacts

Karen R. Lips
klips@nsf.gov (703) 292-5133 OD/OISE
Kara C. Hoover
kchoover@nsf.gov (703) 292-2235 OD/OISE
Paul Raterron
praterro@nsf.gov (703) 292-8710 OD/OISE
Bruce K. Hamilton
bhamilto@nsf.gov (703) 292-8320 ENG/CBET
Ralph F. Wachter
rwachter@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
Mangala Sharma
msharma@nsf.gov (703) 292-4773 GEO/AGS
Bogdan Mihaila
bmihaila@nsf.gov (703) 292-8235 MPS/PHY
Khershed P. Cooper
khcooper@nsf.gov (703) 292-7017 ENG/CMMI
Robyn Smyth
rsmyth@nsf.gov (703) 292-2996 BIO/DEB
Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong
kgyimahb@nsf.gov (703) 292-7466 SBE/SES

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