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Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)

EFRI FY 2013 Solicitation

The EFRI Office has launched a new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research.  For this new solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following three specific research areas:

(1) Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex)
(2) Origami Design For The Integration Of Self-assembling Systems
      For Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI)

(3) Photosynthesis Biorefineries (PSBR)  

Letter of Intent (required) Due Date: September 06, 2012

Preliminary Proposal (required) Due Date: October 10, 2012

Full Proposal (By invitation) Due Date: February 08, 2013

The FY 2013 EFRI solicitation (NSF 12-583) is located at: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12583/nsf12583.htm

The solicitation references these template files which must be used:
    - Excel file
    - PowerPoint file

INFORMATION WEBCAST: The EFRI Office held an information workshop on September 22, 2011 to discuss EFRI programs and answer questions about the solicitation. Since the topics are repeated for FY 2013, the information on the Webcast remains current.

Details are posted on the EFRI website (www.nsf.gov/eng/efri).
The Webcast can also be viewed directly by visiting:
http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/110922.

EFRI Showcase Website:  http://www.efri.org/

FY 2014 EFRI Solicitation Topic Ideas

Dear Colleague Letter: /pubs/2012/nsf12104/nsf12104.jsp

Submission Deadline:  September 14, 2012

Wiki Discussions Forum (optional):  July 15 thru September 14, 2012

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Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012


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Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  12-516) Full Proposal: September 28, 2012

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  12-563) Full Proposal: October 3, 2012

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  12-584) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2012, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  12-584) Full Proposal: November 8, 2012, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Full Proposal: November 8, 2012


News See All

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Released August 23, 2012
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