4:00 PM - 5: 30 PM
NSF Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) funding opportunity
Those who wish to find out more might want to view the webcast scheduled for Tuesday, 29 January, 4:00-5:30 PM EST. During the webcast, the FY 2013 INSPIRE solicitation (NSF 13-518) will be discussed, and INSPIRE program officers will interactively answer questions submitted by the online audience. (The current list of INSPIRE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13040.)
Information on accessing and registering for the free webcast will be available through the INSPIRE program website at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504852. Participants must be registered to view the webcast.
Summary of the INSPIRE funding opportunity: The INSPIRE awards program was established to address some of the most complicated and pressing scientific problems that lie at the intersection of traditional disciplines. It is intended to encourage investigators to submit bold, exceptional proposals that some may consider to be at a disadvantage in a standard NSF review process; it is not intended for proposals that are more appropriate for existing award mechanisms. INSPIRE is open to interdisciplinary proposals on any NSF-supported topic, submitted by invitation only after a preliminary inquiry process initiated by submission of a required Letter of Intent (LOI). In fiscal year 2013, INSPIRE provides support through the following three pilot grant mechanisms:
All NSF directorates and programmatic offices participated in INSPIRE in FY 2012 and are continuing their participation in FY 2013.
LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DUE DATES
INSPIRE Track 2 Inquiries: Letter of Intent Due Date February 20, 2013
INSPIRE Track 1 Inquiries (also for Director’s INSPIRE Awards): Letter of Intent Due Date March 29, 2013
Full proposal submission is by invitation only, based on evaluation by NSF staff of the required Letter of Intent.