National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0)

Status: Archived

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0) program builds upon the preceding National Robotics Initiative (NRI) programs to support fundamental research in the United States that will advance the science of robot integration.  The program supports research that promotes integration of robots to the benefit of humans including human safety and human independence. 

Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit, and other organizations is encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and engineering and technology development, deployment, and use.

The NRI-3.0 program is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Questions concerning a particular project's focus, direction, and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to that agency's point of contact, listed in section VIII of this solicitation.


Program contacts

U.S. Department of Transportation

Mr. David Kuehn

Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center

6300 Georgetown Pike

McLean, VA 22101



Telephone: (202) 493-3414

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. Terry Fong

NASA Ames Research Center

M/S 269-1

Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000



Telephone: (650) 604-1349

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Moria Bittmann

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 200 

Bethesda, MD 20892


Telephone: 301-451-4778 


Dr. Lyndon Joseph

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS

7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C307

Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 


Telephone: 301-496-6926


Dr. Danilo Tagle

National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences

6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 940

Bethesda, MD 20892


T: (301) 594-8064


Dr. Cheri Wiggs

National Eye Institute

6700B Rockledge Dr., MSC 6914
Bethesda, MD 20892


Telephone: 301-451-2020


Dr. Kristopher Bough

National Institute of Nursing Research

6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 710
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870


Telephone: 301-496-6204

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Dr. Sharon Chiou


1095 Willowdale Road, MS L1055

Morgantown, WV 26505



Telephone: 304-285-6029

United States Department of Agriculture

Dr. Steven Thomson
USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

6501 Beacon Drive

5NW054, 5th Floor

Kansas City, MO 64133


Ph: 202-603-1053


Juan P. Wachs
CISE/IIS (703) 292-8714 CISE/IIS
Erion Plaku
CISE/IIS (703) 292-8695
Jordan Berg
ENG/CMMI (703) 292-5365 ENG/CMMI
Peter Brass
CISE/CCF (703) 292-2182 CISE/CCF
Harry Dankowicz
ENG/CMMI (703) 292-2344 ENG/CMMI
Irina Dolinskaya
ENG/CMMI (703) 292-7078 CISE/CCF
Ephraim P. Glinert
CISE/IIS (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Wu He
EHR/DRL (703) 292-7593 EHR/DRL
Grace Hwang
ENG/CBET (703) 292-4721 ENG/CBET
Tatiana Korelsky
CISE/IIS (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Bruce Kramer
ENG/CMMI (703) 292-5348 ENG/CMMI
Frederick M. Kronz
SBE/OAD (703) 292-7283 SBE/SES
Wendy Nilsen
CISE/IIS (703) 292-2568 CISE/IIS
Ralph Wachter
CISE/CNS (703) 292-8950 ENG/CMMI
Donald Wunsch
ENG/ECCS (703) 292-7102 ENG/ECCS
Jie Yang
CISE/IIS (703) 292-4768 CISE/IIS

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