EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (EFRI): Engineered Living Systems (ELiS) and Brain-Inspired Dynamics for Engineering Energy-Efficient Circuits and Artificial Intelligence (BRAID)

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Next deadline: Sep 12, 2022 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Oct 13, 2022 (Pre proposal), Feb 7, 2023 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $60,000,000

Fields of work: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineering

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Faculty, Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical rolein helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinaryteams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we willconsider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in one of the following two research areas: Engineered Living Systems (ELiS) Brain-Inspired Dynamics for Engineering Energy-Efficient Circuits and Artificial Intelligence (BRAID) This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), and the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), along with Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), andNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). EFRI seeks proposals with potentially transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineeringknowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. The proposals must also meet thedetailed requirements delineated in this solicitation. INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR:The Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) Office will host an informational webinar in October 2021 to discuss the EFRI programand answer questions about the FY 2022/23 solicitation. Details on how to join this webinar will be posted on theEFMA Website.

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