(CLOSED) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Seeking teams to design, deploy, and operate advanced wireless research platforms.

Sponsor Name: 
Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Office
Description of the Award: 

The PAWR program aims to enable experimental wireless communications research across devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services conceived by the US academic and industrial wireless research community and deployed in partnership with local communities. PAWR seeks to accelerate the Nation’s wireless innovation ecosystem, thereby enhancing broadband connectivity; enabling the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), next‐ generation cellular xG standards and heterogeneous wireless connectivity technologies; and sustaining US leadership and economic competitiveness for decades to come. Each research platform conceived under the PAWR program will enable at‐scale experimentation by supporting the geographic size, technical diversity, and user density representative of a small city/community. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has established the PAWR Project Office (see http://advancedwireless.org/) to support the design, deployment, and operations of the PAWR research platforms. Working closely with NSF and the wireless research community, the PPO has assumed responsibility for overseeing the design, deployment, and operations of a set of research platforms. Subject to the availability of funds/contributions, the PPO is soliciting proposals for up to two at‐scale platforms for advanced wireless research with each proposal to be funded by up to $9 million in cash from NSF and up to $15 million of in‐kind contributions from the PAWR Industry Consortium.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Sep 28, 2018
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Dec 11, 2018
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, click on the InfoReady Application Link and follow the required prompts to give us your contact information. If interest exceeds the sponsor's institutional limit of 1, the Office of the Vice President for Research will hold an internal Limited Submissions competition after the Call of Intent deadline.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
Penn State OVPR NOI Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
Huff, Gregory (Electrical Engineering) 9/4/18