The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) - International Research Network Connections (IRNC)
The 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 (Backbone); (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.
Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,600,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 1-2
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:
Organizational limit applies to IRNC Program Area 1: Backbone proposals ONLY.
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 two IRNC Program Area 1 proposals are submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposals to the NSF-IRNC program by the NSF deadline.
Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office: