Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) 2012
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Competition.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Friday, November 11, 2011
Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 737-8390
Limit Summary: The university may submit up to four proposals; although, only one can be a Cyber Platform proposal and for each of the three Node requests, only one proposal per Node request can be submitted. Therefore, the university could submit one Cyber Platform proposal and up to three separate Node proposals, but only one Node proposal for each Node request.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than four (4) proposals are submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposals to the NSF-NCN competition.
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) was established as a service facility to offer researchers the tools to explore nanoscale phenomena through theory, modeling, and simulation while also developing enhancements to science and engineering education. NSF’s NCN award expires in September 2012.
Through this solicitation, NSF provides an opportunity for the broader community to compete to reconfigure the NCN. The configuration of the new NCN will be restructured as a stand alone Cyber Platform awardee, which will provide computation, simulation and educational services to the nanoscience and engineering communities, including the current nanoHUB tools and educational materials. Linked to that platform will be three new Nodes that will develop new tools and content that will be delivered to Cyber Platform for worldwide dissemination.
The goals of the reconfigured NCN will be to: 1) engage an ever-larger and more diverse cyber community sharing novel, high-quality nanoscale computation and simulation research and educational resources; 2) accelerate the transformation of nanoscience to nanotechnology through the integration of simulation with experimentation; 3) develop open-source software to stimulate data sharing; and 4) inspire and educate the next generation workforce.
The new content development Node Request areas will be:
- NanoBIO – Create integrated computational tools to simulate biological phenomena across length scales, for the design of devices and systems;
- NanoMFG – Computation and simulation software to address the challenges of scaling up nanoscale in manufacturing;
- Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation Node (NEEDS) – Computation and simulation tools to facilitate the development of nanoelectronic-based circuits, devices, and systems.
NSF Letter of Intent Deadline (required): December 16, 2011
Guidance for preparation of Letter of Intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- NSF Program Title
- Type of project (Cyper Platform, NanoBIO Node, NanoMFG Node, NEEDS Node)
- Brief statements of the vision, goals, and features of the Cyber Platform or Node as appropriate at a sufficient level of detail to understand the proposed Cyber Platform or Node
- Detailed Budget being requested from NSF – limit one (1) page
- Standard NSF style biosketch for PI (limit 2 pages)
- Letters of intent are limited to eight (8) pages (including budget page and biosketch) – 12 pt. font
- Be submitted electronically as a MSWord or PDF document to: email@example.com