Program Summary

Program Summary

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program aims to support advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. PAWR will enable experimentalexploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the nation's wireless ecosystem, thereby enhancing broadband connectivity, leveraging the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), and sustaining US leadership and economic competitiveness for decades to come. 

In order to support the design, development, deployment, and operations of the advanced wireless research platforms, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of a PAWR Project Office (PPO). Working closely with the wireless research community, the PPO will assume responsibility for design, development, and deployment of a set of advanced wireless research platforms. Upon successful completion of the design of advanced wireless research platforms, and contingent upon support from NSF management, the PPO will proceed to the development and deployment phases with funding provided by NSF as well as a PAWR Industry Consortium. Upon successful deployment of each individual research platform, the PPO may subsequently operate the platform in service to the wireless research community.

 

NSF proposes to make a single award of $5,000,000 over five years.

Application Limits

Application Limits

An organization may participate in no more than one PPO proposal submitted to this solicitation. For collaborative proposals involving multiple institutions, the proposal should be submitted by only one institution, with funding for participating institutions made through subawards. Proposals should not be submitted as separately submitted collaborative proposals. See GPG Chapter II.D.5.a for additional information. Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1: An individual may appear as PI, co-PI, Senior Personnel or Consultant on no more than one PPO proposal submitted to this competition.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
July 29, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
September 20, 2016 Preliminary Proposal
Sponsor Application
November 23, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.