To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences, Associate Deans for Research, School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Graduate School
Date: April 30, 2014
Subject: NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC)
Notification of intent to submit is due at the Graduate School on: May 9, 2014
Deadline for internal competition: To Be Determined
The International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program supports high performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. NSF expects to make a set of awards to: (1) link U.S. research networks with peer networks in other parts of the world and leverage existing international network connectivity; (2) support U.S. infrastructure and innovation of open network exchange points; (3) drive innovation and state-of-the-art capabilities for Research and Education (R&E) Network Operation Centers (NOC); (4) stimulate the development, application and use of advanced network measurement capabilities and services across international network paths; and (5) support community engagement in training and human and network capacity building, and coordination in advanced network engineering. High performance network connections funded by this program are intended to support science and engineering research and education applications, and preference will be given to solutions which provide the best economy of scale and demonstrate the ability to support the largest communities of interest with the broadest services. Funded projects will assist the U.S. research and education community by enabling state-of-the-art international network services and access to increased collaboration and data services. Through extended international network connections, additional research and production network services will be enabled, complementing those currently offered or planned by domestic research networks.
Amount per award: IRNC Backbone Awards-up to $1.2M/year. Other award areas-up to $1M/year.
Duration of award: IRNC Backbone Awards-up to 5 years. Other award areas-3 to 5 years.
Number of awards: IRNC Backbone Awards-2 to 3 awards. Other award areas-6 to 8 awards.
UW-Madison is allowed to submit two proposals
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line:
"NSF IRNC-PI last name" by May 9, 2014 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal.
Please include the following in your e-mail:
Applications for internal review: PIs will be notified if an internal competition is necessary.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov, or NSF FastLane. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov, NSF FastLane is posted on the RSP web site. Applications are due to the Sponsor by:
July 7, 2014 5 PM CST
If you have any questions, contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email email@example.com