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IMA visits for project planning

Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation


The National Science Foundation has announced a major new initiative beginning in 2008 on Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI). See the formal solicitation for the precise description of the program. For the first round, a letter of intent must be submitted between October 30 and November 30, 2007, a preliminary proposal is due between December 7, 2007 and January 8, 2008, with full proposals, when invited, due before April 29, 2008.

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes are making a coordinated effort to inform the mathematical community about this initiative and to facilitate the development of research proposals. The IMA welcomes requests from interdisciplinary groups of mathematicians and scientists who wish to develop a proposal for CDI to visit the IMA. Teams of 2 to 4 people can come to IMA to spend a period of 1-5 days to explore directions for possible proposals and/or for proposal preparation. The IMA will provide working and meeting space, computer facilities, secretarial support, and the costs of travel (airfare and/or ground transportation) and local expenses (hotel and meal per diem) during the team meeting. National Science Foundation program officers knowledgeable about CDI will be available to discuss with visiting teams.

To take advantage of this opportunity please send an email application to
with the following information:

  1. The dates of the visit and the number of people who will participate, and the number of those who need hotel arrangements.
  2. For each participant their full name, title, affiliation, email address, phone number, and home page URL if available.
  3. In addition, for the proposer or team leader, a CV.
  4. A brief statement (between a paragraph and a page) of the goals of the visit in reference to the CDI initiative.

Applications will be reviewed and responded to soon after they are complete.

Note that CDI is a program of the National Science Foundation. The role of the IMA is to help make the mathematical community aware of this opportunity and to facilitate the development of proposals.