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Funding Opportunity: NSF Expanding TRIPODS through Partnerships Program

A new NSF solicitation (NSF 23-591) is now available:

Expanding TRIPODS through Partnerships (XTRIPODS)

The XTRIPODS program aims to support the continued growth of a broad and diverse interdisciplinary research community for the advancement of data science, providing a unique opportunity to broadly promote the NSF vision and core values, especially inclusion and collaboration. This program will broaden participation in data science research, education, and workforce development by supporting partnerships between the current TRIPODS Phase II Institutes and Institutions of Higher Education that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF funding. Only institutions that are not classified as Carnegie Research 1 (R1) universities are eligible. Non-R1 Minority-Serving Institutions, women’s colleges, and institutions that primarily serve persons with disabilities, as well as Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, are especially encouraged to apply. 

The first application window is August 2 to August 23, 2023

Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by the following.

  • Only Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) not currently classified as a Doctoral University with "Very High Research Activity" (R1 institutions) according to the Carnegie Classification  
  • PIs from non-R1 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), women’s colleges, and institutions that primarily serve persons with disabilities, as well as Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Only (non-R1) eligible organizations that have received a Letter of Collaboration from a PI or co-PI of an existing TRIPODS Phase II Institute.
  • Current TRIPODS Phase II awardee institutions are eligible only as recipients of supplements to TRIPODS Phase II awards as described later in this solicitation.

Eligible partners include TRIPODS Phase II Institutes as listed below:

  • Foundations of Data Science Institute (FODSI)
  • Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL)
  • Institute for Emerging CORE Methods in Data Science (EnCORE)
  • Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS)

By the submission deadline, any PI, co-PI, or other senior project personnel must hold either:

  • A tenured or tenure-track position.
  • a primary, full-time, paid appointment in a research or teaching position at a US-based campus of an organization eligible to submit to this solicitation (see above). 
  • Individuals with primary appointments at overseas branch campuses of US IHEs are not eligible.

Award information: Up to $200,000 total budget per project may be requested for each new award.

A separate supplement to an existing TRIPODS Phase II award of up to $50,000 may be requested in association with each new award.

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

Estimated number of awards: 10 to 16 new awards, as well as 10 to 16 associated supplements as described herein, are anticipated.

Sources and Additional Information:

Please visit the XTRIPODS webpage for more details. 

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