email:, Sylvia Spengler, Program Director, (202) 254-2422, See program website for any updates to the points of contact. Submission of the report via constitutes certification by the PI that the contents of the report are accurate and complete. Additional information on broadening participation efforts can be found below. In particular, FHWA is interested in fundamental research that also is aimed towards solving important public needs and can scale across transportation systems and modes, and into other domains. the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. These suggestions may serve as one source in the reviewer selection process at the Program Officer's discretion. "NSF Update" also is available on NSF's website. Benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes (Broader Impacts)? international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain Changes in approved project leadership or the replacement or reassignment of other key project personnel shall be requested by the grantee and approved in writing by the ADO prior to effecting such changes. Helen Gill, Ph.D. CISE/CNS. The focus of our video is on our primary research objectives, and on our outreach program, a summer intensive research internship for undergraduate students. The CPS program brings together researchers from computations, communications, and control disciplines to address important engineering problems. All collaborative proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations must be submitted via the NSF FastLane system. At the top of the Overview text box, enter the title of the CPS project, the name of the lead PI, and the name of the lead institution. A subsection: "CPS Research Focus" that identifies and describes the specific core areas of CPS-focused research in which novel and foundational research contributions are being made. About the Term "Cyber-Physical Systems" The term "cyber-physical systems" emerged around 2006, when it was coined by Helen Gill at the National Science Foundation in the United States. (703) 292-7843, CPS are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. For example, a project that by its nature is not innovative may be essential to advance a field. telephone: CISE PIs of Medium proposals are therefore strongly encouraged to consider this eventual requirement as they develop their proposals, and to include one- to three-page descriptions of their planned BPC activities under Supplementary Documents in their submissions. The Contact Center answers general technical questions related to the use of In addition, NSF is working closely with the German Research Foundation (DFG) to support joint U.S./German research projects in the Networked CPS area. Today's traditional CPS notions of control, sensing, and real-time behavior may require new perspectives on modeling, performance prediction, and control to account for the spatial, temporal, and environmental considerations fundamental to agriculture. CPS and IoT play an increasingly important role in critical infrastructure, government and everyday life. Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be reviewed by Ad hoc Review and/or Panel Review, or Reverse Site Review. NSF also supports development of a strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce by investing in building the knowledge that informs improvements in STEM teaching and learning. In no event shall requests for such changes be approved which are outside the scope of the original approved project. Projects are encouraged to use the CPS-VO to coordinate activities and disseminate artifacts along with research results. For the PI meeting, principal investigators, or other project representatives, must also provide a poster for the poster session and a short video describing their project(s) that will be made available on the CPS Virtual Organization (CPS-VO). CPS are driving innovation and competition in a range of sectors, including agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, healthcare and personalized medicine, manufacturing, and transportation. Any software developed in this program area is required to be released under an open source license listed by the Open Source Initiative ( (this requirement is specific to the TTP option supplement). (703) 292-8950, telephone: NIFA’s authority to participate in the issuance of a joint RFA is 7 U.S.C. The NSF CPS program has entered into a joint effort with the German Research Foundation's (DFG) Cyber-Physical Networking Priority Program (SPP-1914) to encourage collaboration between US NSF PIs and DFG PIs. The National Science Foundation has Telephonic Device for the Deaf (TDD) and Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) capabilities that enable individuals with hearing impairments to communicate with the Foundation about NSF programs, employment or general information. Core research areas of the program include control, data analytics, autonomy, design, information management, internet of things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. (RWR) A section labeled "Broader Impacts" is required within the Project Description. Robust and intelligent control systems and sensors to help monitor, optimize, and manage an entire controlled-environment urban agriculture facility including physical environment (lighting, temperature, water, and fertilizers); Model-based development and control integrating horticultural knowledge of pests, cultivars tailored to controlled environments, and companion production; Integration of renewable energy sources such as solar technology and improved high-efficiency lighting based upon physics and photonics advances; and. The interval ends when the Division Director acts upon the Program Officer's recommendation. For collaborative projects, principal investigators (or an NSF-approved replacement) from each collaborating institution of a given project are expected to participate. Accordingly, FHWA encourages CPS research that can quantify how these new technologies meet public needs and can measure the impact of new technology systems on public health, safety, mobility, economic performance, equity, or on the environment. 10.310 Our program is moving forward on four fronts: NIST, in collaboration with stakeholders through the Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group (CPS PWG), has developed and published the NIST Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems. US Principal Investigators taking part in a joint research project are expected to coordinate their NSF submissions with their German counterparts' DFG submissions. Phase 3: Broader scope of research at limited scale, Proposals submitted with a TTP option will be evaluated with careful attention to the following: If you submit a Transition to Practice (TTP) option, the title should begin with "TTP Option" followed by a colon, then the project class followed by a colon, and then the descriptive title. What is the potential for the proposed activity to, Advance knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields (Intellectual Merit); and. Such reports provide information on accomplishments, project participants (individual and organizational), publications, and other specific products and impacts of the project. See PAPPG Chapter II.C.2 for guidance on the required sections of a full research proposal submitted to NSF. Duplicate or substantially similar proposals will be returned without review, including those substantially similar to previously declined proposals. email:, Dana Wolff-Hughes, Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. Anticipated Funding Amount: $51,500,000 in FY 2019, subject to receipt of sufficient meritorious proposals and pending availability of funds. In no more than one page, the mentoring plan must describe the mentoring that will be provided to all postdoctoral researchers supported by the project, irrespective of whether they reside at the submitting organization, any subawardee organization, or at any organization participating in a simultaneously submitted collaborative project. CPS tightly integrate computing devices, actuation and control, networking infrastructure, and sensing of the physical world. Innovation. While tremendous progress has been made in advancing CPS technologies, the demand for innovation across application domains is driving the need to accelerate fundamental research to keep pace. Directorate for Engineering The NSF website provides the most comprehensive source of information on NSF Directorates (including contact information), programs and funding opportunities. Additional information is required to address activities to broaden participation in computing and engineering. After scientific, technical and programmatic review and consideration of appropriate factors, the NSF Program Officer recommends to the cognizant Division Director whether the proposal should be declined or recommended for award. (301) 451-4778, Now, by overlaying that expanded level of human connectivity with networks of connected devices and infrastructure, not just mobile phones, we create new possibilities to enhance the livability and sustainability of communities in both urban and rural settings. These datasets are massive and vary in scale and precision, which presents challenges for accessibility, analytics, interoperability, and persistence. Dear Colleague Letters will announce these opportunities as they arise. CISE/IIS, The NIST Engineering Laboratory, through its Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Grid Program Office, is leading a NIST-wide program to advance Cyber-Physical Systems. These CPS efforts address USDA goals indicated here including: protecting agricultural health by preventing and mitigating the spread of agricultural pests and disease (Objective 2.3), enhancing conservation planning with science-based tools and information (Objective 5.1), ensuring lands and watersheds are sustainable, healthy, and productive (Objective 6.2), and mitigation of wildfire risk (Objective 6.3). What is the potential for the BPC plan to have a measurable impact on underrepresentation? Will the scientific environment in which the work will be done contribute to the probability of success? (703) 292-8643, The "sharing economy" has explored and built new business models, new marketing opportunities, and new options for consumers. Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a Supplementary Document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. (202) 254-2422, Researchers are encouraged to go beyond the current CPS systems and structures, to propose creative ideas that address these challenges. If the TTP option is to be awarded, the proposer will be requested to update the Project Budget and Justification to include TTP costs. PIs should examine the formats of the required reports in advance to assure availability of required data. The committee will evaluate the involvement of live vertebrate animals as part of the scientific assessment according to the following five points: 1) proposed use of the animals, and species, strains, ages, sex, and numbers to be used; 2) justifications for the use of animals and for the appropriateness of the species and numbers proposed; 3) adequacy of veterinary care; 4) procedures for limiting discomfort, distress, pain and injury to that which is unavoidable in the conduct of scientifically sound research including the use of analgesic, anesthetic, and tranquilizing drugs and/or comfortable restraining devices; and 5) methods of euthanasia and reason for selection if not consistent with the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. For additional information on review of the Inclusion section, please refer to the Guidelines for the Review of Inclusion in Clinical Research. (240) 781-3315, General inquiries regarding this program should be made to: David Corman, Submitting the Proposal: Once all documents have been completed, the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) must submit the application to and verify the desired funding opportunity and agency to which the application is submitted. In the event that an application to NIFA results in an award, the Authorized Representative (AR) assures, through acceptance of the award, that the institution will comply with the above requirements. The proposal must clearly identify and address critical CPS science, engineering, and/or technological challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. email:, Christos Papadopoulos, Program Manager, Prof. Necmiye Ozay was awarded an NSF CAREER award for her research project, “A Compositional Approach to Modular Cyber-Physical Control System Design." If the aims of the project are achieved, how will scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice be improved? In their evaluations of scientific merit, reviewers will be asked to consider the following criteria that are used by NIH: Overall Impact. In the event that an individual exceeds the two-proposal limit for this solicitation, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first two proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). CPS may also include multiple integrated system components operating at wide varieties of spatial and temporal time scales. In addition, Frontier proposals must describe education approaches that prepare students for careers in CPS practice and research, and how these education goals extend beyond the participating institutions. High-Confidence Software Platforms for Cyber-Physical Systems (HCSP-CPS) Workshop, Alexandria, VA, November 30 – December 1, 2006. email:, Tiffani Lash, Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research. US researchers will submit to NSF in accordance with NSF's guidelines and procedures per this solicitation. For information purposes, NIH PIs may wish to consult the NIAID web site, "All about Grants," which provides excellent generic information about all aspects of NIH grantsmanship, including competitive renewals ( All proposals must include the following in the Project Descriptions: This solicitation seeks to address foundational issues that are central across core CPS dimensions including science, engineering, and technology as well as application domains. At the same time, the CPS program seeks to open new vistas for the research community to think beyond the usual cyber-physical paradigms and structures and propose creative ideas to address the myriad challenges of today's systems as well as those of the future that have not yet been designed or fielded. --- National Cancer Institute, 97.108 Accordingly, new systems need to work with existing equipment while anticipating future technologies. Frontier projects are expected to go beyond simply sharing PI meeting artifacts (such as slides) via the CPS-VO, and to have concrete plans for sharing results, testbeds, and/or artifacts. In determining which method to utilize in the electronic preparation and submission of the proposal, please note the following: Collaborative Proposals. Datasets in many of these fields need to become dynamic (regularly updated, or real-time in some cases) and actively engage in control operations and decision-making in other segments of the supply chain. Ending underrepresentation will require a range of measures, including institutional programs and activities as well as culture change across colleges, departments, classes, and research groups. How well-qualified is the individual, team or organization to implement the BPC plan? Speed, latency, robustness, energy efficiency, adaptivity, and software/hardware codesign may also form important and essential elements of such netCPS research. For additional information on review of the Vertebrate Animals section, please refer to the Worksheet for Review of the Vertebrate Animal Section. Are there adequate resources available to the PI (either at the home organization or through collaborations) to carry out the proposed activities? Program Director, ENG/CMMI, Small proposals will be evaluated on the basis that it clearly articulates reasons why the research to be undertaken, if successful, would significantly impact the field of CPS. email:, Anil Pahwa, Program Director, Award recipients shall, upon request, make available to NIFA the policies, procedures, and documentation to support the conduct of the training. Sr. Advisor for Research, EHR/DRL, Similarly, how does one reconcile the concepts of machine learning and data-driven modeling with approaches used in model-based design and formal methods? The program additionally supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project? Significance. As part of this prioritization, for this particular CPS program solicitation, NSF is providing the community with 60 days from the time of solicitation issuance to the proposal submission deadline date. These "Broader Impacts" may be accomplished through the research itself, through activities that are directly related to specific research projects, or through activities that are supported by, but are complementary to, the project. telephone: Submission windows for Frontiers projects have been adjusted, and no longer match the submission windows for other projects. Also included on the web page are FAQs and information about accessing examples of DMPs. Failure to provide the required annual or final project reports, or the project outcomes report, will delay NSF review and processing of any future funding increments as well as any pending proposals for all identified PIs and co-PIs on a given award. telephone: Is there a well-defined mechanism for assessing its success? The program additionally supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. For this solicitation, NIFA encourages projects that advance science and technology applied to Smart & Connected Communities (both rural and urban) and to real-time agricultural data analytics and control. This document should describe how successful proposed research results are to be further developed, matured, and experimentally deployed in organizations, networks and end systems. For the items marked with (RWR), the proposal will be returned without review if the required item is noncompliant at the submission deadline. Program Director, CPS tightly integrate computing devices, actuation and control, networking infrastructure, and sensing of the physical world. For research that involves human subjects but does not involve one of the six categories of research that are exempt under 45 CFR Part 46, the committee will evaluate the justification for involvement of human subjects and the proposed protections from research risk relating to their participation according to the following five review criteria: 1) risk to subjects, 2) adequacy of protection against risks, 3) potential benefits to the subjects and others, 4) importance of the knowledge to be gained, and 5) data and safety monitoring for clinical trials. National Science Foundation The information requested may be disclosed to qualified reviewers and staff assistants as part of the proposal review process; to proposer institutions/grantees to provide or obtain data regarding the proposal review process, award decisions, or the administration of awards; to government contractors, experts, volunteers and researchers and educators as necessary to complete assigned work; to other government agencies or other entities needing information regarding applicants or nominees as part of a joint application review process, or in order to coordinate programs or policy; and to another Federal agency, court, or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if the government is a party. With this solicitation, CISE is expanding a pilot effort started last year encouraging the research community to engage in meaningful activities to broaden participation. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (Joint NSF) Competitive Grants Program. The proposal budget should reflect the base project without TTP option. --- Education and Human Resources, 93.286 Regalia, telephone: telephone: One of the strategic objectives in support of NSF's mission is to foster integration of research and education through the programs, projects, and activities it supports at academic and research institutions. (703) 292-8643, The proposer may also wish to consider well-justified international collaborations that add significant value and leverage to the proposed research and/or education activities. Additional merit review considerations apply. This meeting convenes all PIs of the NSF CPS Program for the ninth time since the program began. CISE/CNS, PIs of Small proposals are therefore strongly encouraged to include plans, or begin preparing to include plans, for broadening participation activities in their proposals. email:, Ralph Wachter, Program Director, Program Director NIH/NBIB, NIFA is interested in new approaches for analytics that can extract actionable information from these datasets and provide real-time control of agricultural CPS. Its research interests span a broad range of technology maturity levels ranging from foundational research in cybersecurity technology, to development and transition to practice. The FastLane Help Desk answers general technical questions related to the use of the FastLane system. For Frontier proposals, reviewers will also be asked to apply these criteria to the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan: Proposals submitted with a Transition to Practice (TTP) option will be evaluated with careful attention to the following: The mission of the NIH is to support science in pursuit of knowledge about the biology and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. Proposals should briefly present metrics and methodology for evaluating the metrics to show the impact of the research.      Division of Computing and Communication Foundations Proposals for medium projects are required to clearly describe why the research to be undertaken requires this multi-disciplinary approach.      Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. CISE/CNS, International Workshop, “From Embedded Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems: A Review of the State-of-the-Art and Research Needs”, 4/08, St. Louis, MO. Will the project benefit from unique features of the scientific environment, subject populations, or collaborative arrangements? Changes in Approved Budget: Changes in an approved budget must be requested by the grantee and approved in writing by the ADO prior to instituting such changes if the revision will involve transfers or expenditures of amounts requiring prior approval as set forth in the applicable Federal cost principles, Departmental regulations, or grant award. Cyber-Physical Systems. (703) 292-7885, Cost Sharing Requirements for awards made by NIFA: In accordance with 7 USC 450i(b)(9), if a funded applied Research or Integrated Project with an applied research component, is commodity-specific and not of national scope, the grant recipient is required to match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and/or in-kind contributions. For USDA/NIFA: A Data Management Plan (DMP) is required and is to clearly articulate how the project director (PD) and co-PDs plan to manage and disseminate the data generated by the project. NIH/OBSSR, (703) 292-7843, For awards made by NIFA: Section 713 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. In addition, the Foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. A flowchart that depicts the entire NSF proposal and award process (and associated timeline) is included in PAPPG Exhibit III-1. Other Funding Opportunities: The NSF Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program aims to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees. Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED) provide funding for special assistance or equipment to enable persons with disabilities to work on NSF-supported projects. email:, David Kuehn, While foundational underpinnings are expected to be important for the proposed research, projects driven by motivating examples from application domains are to be strongly encouraged.