Graduate students are also encouraged to attend if space is available. Nonetheless, they have potential to significantly impact environmental quality, product traceability, agricultural input use, regional pest management, and system-wide sustainability. (RWR) Project Description not to exceed 15 pages for Small and Medium Proposals and 20 pages for Frontier Proposals. Addition of a joint research collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the area of Networked CPS. A subsection labeled "Intellectual Merit" is required in the "Research Description" section of the Project Description. If the project is collaborative or multi-PD/PI, do the investigators have complementary and integrated expertise; are their leadership approach, governance and organizational structure appropriate for the project? In nonclinical settings, consumer-oriented CPS research can create supportive home environments to accommodate residents’ functional deficits while offering insights to patients and caregivers on how best to manage their own care outside of the healthcare setting. Implementing CPS technology to reduce medical errors in intensive care units (ICUs); Developing prototypical closed-loop CPS for medical systems such as artificial organs or continuous monitoring systems; Implementing CPS technology for real-time monitoring and analysis of complex biomedical research systems such as microphysiological systems or cancer research models for understanding cancer biology; Pursuing approaches to enhance interoperability between various medical devices and/or systems; Developing human-system integration (HSI) applications designed to optimize the role of human cognition in relation to CPS support within the context of either clinical or consumer health environments; Developing applications to monitor physiologic, motor, and cognitive functioning across environments to inform treatment and facilitate research; Developing approaches to understand the behavioral and social aspects of medical CPS implementations; Developing real-time patient-specific clinical decision-making approaches; Developing real-time data analytic techniques for medical CPS systems, such as machine learning approaches to develop on-the-fly analyses and prediction models; Developing CPS applications to improve access, utility, and management of biomedical big data for basic research; and, Developing hospital-wide applications to decrease fragmentation, improve quality of care, and conserve costs by tracking medical assets and conjoining informatics data flows to enable a "learning healthcare system.      Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Additional Solicitation Specific Review Criteria. email:, Cynthia Chen, An individual can participate as PI, co-PI, Senior Personnel, or Consultant on no more than two proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. 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. (301) 594-8064, Similarly, GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) proposals should include "GOALI" followed by a colon as the last identifier before the project title. This integration forms a large-scale CPS that enables data collected throughout the supply chain to be analyzed and used for control and decision-making in other stages of production, processing, distribution, storage, and consumption. This program also fosters a research community that is committed to advancing education and outreach in CPS and accelerating the transition of CPS research into the real world. Reviewers will consider each of the review criteria below in the determination of scientific merit. email:, Dana Wolff-Hughes, Health Scientist Administrator, Proposals from PIs in institutions that have RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions) eligibility should also include "RUI" followed by a colon before the project title, for example, CPS: Medium: RUI: Title. Adequacy of Facilities. Much agricultural data is currently single-use and static. National Science Foundation Information about Principal Investigators may be added to the Reviewer file and used to select potential candidates to serve as peer reviewers or advisory committee members. Subsequent grant administration procedures will be in accordance with the individual policies of the awarding agency, and may require submission of a revised proposal that meets the administrative requirements of the funding agency. (202) 254-2422, These reviewers are selected by Program Officers charged with oversight of the review process. Just as the internet transformed how humans interact with one another, cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with the physical world around us. When the proposed project involves human subjects and/or NIH-defined clinical research, the committee will evaluate the proposed plans for the inclusion (or exclusion) of individuals on the basis of sex/gender, race, and ethnicity, as well as the inclusion (or exclusion) of children to determine if it is justified in terms of the scientific goals and research strategy proposed. USDA/NIFA, 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. Notification of the award is made to the submitting organization by a Grants Officer in the Division of Grants and Agreements. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. 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. Proposers are reminded that reviewers will also be asked to review the Data Management Plan and the Postdoctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan, as appropriate. The information on proposal forms will be used in connection with the selection of qualified proposals; and project reports submitted by awardees will be used for program evaluation and reporting within the Executive Branch and to Congress. These datasets are massive and vary in scale and precision, which presents challenges for accessibility, analytics, interoperability, and persistence. 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. Program Director, ENG/CMMI, All projects are strongly encouraged to share results, including software and other artifacts, with the CPS research community through the CPS Virtual Organization (CPS-VO) Plans for sharing should be described in the Data Management Plan. Proposers are cautioned that only a Grants and Agreements Officer may make commitments, obligations or awards on behalf of NSF or authorize the expenditure of funds. HCSS National Workshop on New Research Directions for High Confidence Transportation CPS: Automotive, Aviation, and Rail. The time interval begins on the deadline or target date, or receipt date, whichever is later. 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. 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. The OMB control number for this collection is 3145-0058. Does the PI have adequate resources to carry out these activities? The goal, scale, and degree of integration of the proposed research must clearly require this major investment. Much of that sharing has been facilitated by location-aware, take-anywhere technology, such as the smart phone. Principal Investigators taking part in a joint research project are expected to coordinate their NSF submissions with their German counterparts' DFG submissions. (301) 496-0979, Additional merit review considerations apply. Proposals that include a Transition to Practice (TTP) option should include "TTP Option" followed by a colon immediately after identifying as CPS. This program also fosters a research community that is committed to advancing education and outreach in CPS and accelerating the transition of CPS research into the real world. See for more information. Core research areas of the program include control, data analytics, and machine learning—including real-time learning for control, autonomy, design, Internet of Things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or human-on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. Describe the research and education activities to be undertaken in up to 15 pages for Small and Medium proposals, and up to 20 pages for Frontier proposals.      Division of Information & Intelligent Systems For budget preparation purposes, PIs should assume these meetings will be held in the fall of each year in the Washington, DC, area. All collaborative proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations must be submitted via the NSF FastLane system. (703) 292-7885, Please note that the program contact information is current at the time of publishing. (703) 292-2563, 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. These three merit review principles provide the basis for the merit review criteria, as well as a context within which the users of the criteria can better understand their intent. More comprehensive information on NSF Reporting Requirements and other important information on the administration of NSF awards is contained in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter VII, available electronically on the NSF Website at The expected impact on the deployed environment described in the Supplementary Document; The extent to which the value of the proposed CPS research and development is described in the context of a needed capability and potential impact; The feasibility, and utility of the capability in its proposed operational role, including potential partnering with industry that will incorporate the TTP technology; A plan that addresses in its goals and milestones the demonstration and evaluation of a working system in the target environment; Tangible metrics described to evaluate the success of the capabilities developed, and the steps necessary to take the system from prototype status to production use; and. Vertebrate Animals. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (Joint NSF) Competitive Grants Program. Note no TTP funds should be requested for the first project year. 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. In all cases, reviews are treated as confidential documents. 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. An applicant will not be allowed to increase the proposed budget or change the scientific content of the proposal in the resubmission to the NIH as an NIH application. 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. Program Director, (703) 292-5136, 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. Proposals that fail to include one or more of these sections will be returned without review (RWR), without exception. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. Cyber-physical systems is one of nine intellectual neighborhoods in the School of Engineering where cross-disciplinary faculty are encouraged to collaborate around this core strength. Meaningful assessment and evaluation of NSF funded projects should be based on appropriate metrics, keeping in mind the likely correlation between the effect of broader impacts and the resources provided to implement projects. In separate statements, provide a summary of the intellectual merit of the proposed project in the "intellectual merit" box, and broader impacts in the "broader impacts" box. email:, Anil Pahwa, Program Director, Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. email:, Robert Landers, Program Director, ENG/CMMI, NIFA will consider this justification when ascertaining final matching requirements or in determining if required matching can be waived. (703) 292-8754, At the end of the Project Summary include a prioritized list of keywords, the core CPS Research Area(s) addressed, and Application Domain(s) that characterize the project. NSF/DFG Process: It is expected that the German researchers taking part in the joint research project will submit proposals separately to DFG in accordance with DFG's guidelines and procedures per the Cyber-Physical Networking Priority Program (SPP-1914). email:, Steven Thomson, By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program seeks to reveal cross-cutting, fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application domains. Cyber-Physical Systems Initiative: NSF & Beyond (NSF 08-611) Michael Branicky (CISE/CNS) Helen Gill (CISE/CNS) Scott Midkiff (ENG/ECCS) National Science Foundation. --- USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, 20.200 Program Director, email:, Anindya Banerjee, Program Director CISE /CCF, While we are all familiar with the term "cyberspace," and may be tempted to associate it with CPS, the roots of the term CPS are older and deeper. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems – just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. telephone: Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. NIFA has embarked on a multi-horizon research agenda that is addressing these challenges. Please note that the mission agencies (DHS, DOT, NIH, and NIFA) look to this basic research program for new and creative project ideas that would not be typically submitted to their own agency solicitations. Note the distinction to the list of Project Personnel and Partner Institutions specified above under Supplementary Documents: the listing of all project participants is collected by the project lead and entered as a Supplementary Document, which is then automatically included with all proposals in a project. 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. 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. email:, Anindya Banerjee, II.D.2 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. (RWR) A subsection labeled "CPS Research Focus" is required in the "Research Description" section of the Project Description. For Equipment Grants: The amount of Federal funds provided may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the equipment acquired using funds from the grant, or $50,000, whichever is less. More information is located at and The Program Officer(s) assigned to manage a given proposal's review will consider the advice of reviewers and will formulate a recommendation. CPS tightly integrate computing devices, actuation and control, networking infrastructure, and sensing of the physical world. Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information: Proposers should follow the guidance specified in Chapter II.C.1.e of the NSF PAPPG. PIs should examine the formats of the required reports in advance to assure availability of required data. (703) 292-2981, If established, have they demonstrated an ongoing record of accomplishments that have advanced their field(s)? © 2020 The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of The University of Arizona. Given that NSF is the primary federal agency charged with nurturing and supporting excellence in basic research and education, the following three principles apply: With respect to the third principle, even if assessment of Broader Impacts outcomes for particular projects is done at an aggregated level, PIs are expected to be accountable for carrying out the activities described in the funded project. However, where fundamental CPS advances have a clear benefit to agriculture, Small projects would be considered for NIFA funding. Biohazards. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. By abstracting from the particulars of specific embodiments and applications, the CPS program seeks to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all domains. ENG/ECCS, email:, Danilo Tagle, Associate Director for Special Initiatives, NIH/NCATS, Will the scientific environment in which the work will be done contribute to the probability of success? (703) 292-5348, 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. 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