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  • Funding Opportunities forGI Science

    atNational Science Foundation

    Nina Lam 02/04/00

  • NSF MissionTo promote the progress of scienceTo advance the national health, prosperity, and welfareTo secure the national defense

  • Major Activities Initiate and support, through grants and contracts, scientific and engineering researchSupport educational programs at all levelsFoster international interchange of scientific informationProvide information on science and engineering appropriate for development of national and international policyIncrease diversity

  • A Science Management AgencyResponse to input from scientists and institutions on broad civilian scientific needsOver 4.0 billion/year budget1,200 full-time employees30,000 proposals/year60 advisory groups (6,000 members)250,000 reviews (50,000 reviewers)9,000 new awards/year to universities, non-profit, small business

  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)Discoveries at and across the frontier of science and engineeringConnections between discoveries and their use in service to societyDiverse, globally-oriented workforce of scientists and engineersImproved achievement in mathematics and science skills needed by all Americans

  • NSF Organization Chart

  • Current Funding OpportunitiesWithin programBetween programs (co-reviews)Within DirectorateCross-DirectorateFoundation-wideInteragency

  • Example Projects byGeography and Regional Science An important area of focus in GRS NCGIA; Varenius projectThe geography of English dialect features by self-organizing mapsSearching on remotely sensed imageryGeographic categories: An ontological investigationMethods for monitoring spatial patternsA spatially-distributed GIS-based analysis of temperatures in a stream network

  • Example Projects byGeography and Regional ScienceAn ordinary least squares solution to handling spatial autocorrelation latent in georeferenced dataSoils, geomorphology, GIS and paleolakes in Northern MichiganCORONA and the secret mapping of the U.S.Off-route strategies in non-visual navigationThe social construction of GIS: software, data, and resultsInternational workshop on GIS and Modeling

  • Directorate for Social,Behavioral and Economic SciencesEnhancing infrastructure for the SBESix current awards:1. Center for spatially enabled social science2. TalkBank: A multimedia database of communicative interaction3. The national FMRI data center4. Dynamic employer-household data and the social data infrastructure

  • Directorate for Social,Behavioral and Economic Sciences5. Finding aids, bibliographic references, expert training, and integrated hyperlinks6. International integrated microdata access system

    Deadline: Aug. 1, 2000; 4-8 awardsnot less than $500,000/year, 3-5 years

  • Other Crosscutting and Interdisciplinary ProgramsDigital Libraries (e.g. Alexandria Digital Earth...)CAREER: Faculty Early Career Development ProgramPOWRE: Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and EducationSBIR: Small Business Innovation ResearchIGERT: Integrative Graduate Education and Research TrainingKDI (Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence)Water and Watersheds (NSF/EPA/USDA)

  • Major Initiatives (>$50 mil.)Biocomplexity must be multidisciplinary (as many as possible); large-scale; across scales; biological, physical and social systems; model drivenFull proposal: March 1, 2000

    Workforce in the 21st Century

  • Major Initiatives (>$50 mil.)ITR: Information Technology Research ($90M) areas include:software; information technology education and workforce; human computer interface; information management; computational science; scalable information infrastructure; social and economic implications; revolutionary computing

  • Major Initiatives (>$50 mil.) -Information Technology ResearchProposals > 500K930 preproposals submitted;recommend about 120 for full proposalsProposals
  • Upcoming Funding OpportunitiesY2001 proposed budget and its impacts to GI Science:- Significant increase in ITR (~ 223 mil+)- Could a portion be devoted to GI Science?- Within BCS, 1.6 mil increase for basic research in GI Science

  • Upcoming Funding OpportunitiesAnother major foundation-wide initiative based in SBE?Spans the interests of most NSF directorates;includes most of the programs in SBE;challenges the scientific communitiesproductively;has broad-based support from communitiesand politicsNeed input from the UCGIS community

  • Miscellaneous Comments

    Think Big: How to develop successful collaboration?New research challenges in a cohesive manner, instead of a laundry list?Educational challenges: are we creating basic-level technicians only?