February 7, 2022
With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Directorate for Engineering (ENG) wish to notify the community of their intention to support supplemental funding requests for active research awards to conduct United States - India (US-India) Collaborative Research. These supplemental funding requests are anticipated to be up to $100,000 but may not exceed 20% of the original award amount. Funded supplements will provide support for periods of up to one year, but may not exceed the existing award periods.
This collaborative research is coupled with the Technology Innovation Hubs (TIHs) supported by the Indian Department of Science and Technology under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems. In particular, this DCL is coupled with the following hubs:
Each of the participating TIHs has a corresponding call for proposals to inform its respective research community of its intention to pursue US-India collaborative research, and these documents are posted at https://usiai.iusstf.org/building-collaborations. Each of the Indian calls for proposals defines eligibility, proposal formats, topical areas, selection criteria and mechanisms for funding the joint work.
For additional guidance on the scope, please email the NSF-India program team at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a virtual workshop on March 15 and 22, 2022, with presentations from the participating TIHs and opportunities for networking. NSF-funded researchers are encouraged to utilize the information provided at https://usiai.iusstf.org/building-collaborations to learn about specific topics, workshops, and networking opportunities.
The deadline for submission of supplemental funding requests for consideration is within a week of submission of a proposal to the collaborating TIH. NSF-funded PIs are encouraged to submit by the target date of April 25, 2022, though supplemental funding requests will still be considered beyond that date.