Information Technology (IT) today pervades science, engineering, education, and society in ways that are still changing and need to be understood. Much of US economic growth is attributed to IT developments, and we now rely on IT for research, education, entertainment, health care, and many other aspects of life. NSF supports research that extends IT, improves our understanding of IT and its effects, and helps prepare Americans for the Information Age.
In FY 2000, the NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) program focussed on IT fundamental research and education; in the second year, a focus on research and education activities that sought to apply information technology to science and engineering challenges at large was added.
In FY2002, NSF’s ITR investments will expand further to enable research and education in multidisciplinary areas software and harware systems, augmenting individuals and transforming society; and advancement of the frontiers of science via information technology, focusing on emerging opportunities at the interfaces between information technology and other disciplines.
NSF intends to spend approximately $130 Million in Fiscal Year 2002 on proposals received in response to this solicitation. The actual funding level depends on Congressional action.
Letter of Intent: Optional.
Preliminary Proposals ( required for large projects only): November 9, 2001
Large projects: Pre-proposals are mandatory and are due by November 9, 2001 . Only PIs with pre-proposals that are invited by NSF may submit a full proposal. NSF will return feedback to pre-proposal PIs by the week of February 15, 2002. Full proposals April 4, 2002.
Medium projects: Proposals are due by November 13, 2001 .
Small projects: Proposals are due by February 6 – 7, 2002.