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.

ASCENT Webinar - January 26th at 3 p.m. Eastern

January 17, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems (ECCS) has announced a new solicitation (NSF 23-541) under the Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT) program. This solicitation focuses on the national priority of climate change mitigation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions towards a carbon-free clean electricity sector. The most cost-effective way to reduce energy use and cut emissions is by improving the electricity sector's overall efficiency, which will assist in combating climate change and enhancing energy security. To address these national priorities, this ASCENT solicitation seeks proposals under the following two thematic areas:

  • Integrated Electronic Systems enabled by Wide-bandgap (WBG) and Ultrawide-bandgap (UWBG) Semiconductors for Climate Change Mitigation
  • Integrated Power Systems for Clean Energy

On January 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, ECCS will host a webinar to explain this year’s solicitation and answer questions. Please register here for the webinar.