This page describes the Fiscal Year 2018 Community for Data Integration (CDI) Request for Proposals (RFP). Through the annual CDI proposal process, funds have been awarded for projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and demonstrations of practical use of new technologies.
FY18 Request for Proposals Information Session
January 16, 2018, Tuesday, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
Summary: In this session we will review important information about the Community for Data Integration FY18 Request for Proposals process, including new requirements and considerations this year.
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The CDI has a unique proposals process where everyone in the community has a voice for commenting and voting on the initial statements of interest in Phase 1.
The highest-ranked ideas by the community move on to Phase 2, where a formal review panel evaluates the full proposals.
You can learn more about the process by checking out the following info:
This section is copied from the guidance document. Please pay attention to these important changes this year!
December 18, 2017
January 16, 2018 @ 1pm ET
RFP Information Session
February 1, 2018 @ 5pm ET
Statements of Interest (SOI) Due
February 6, 2018
SOI Presentation Session and Voting Opens
|February 15, 2018||Comment and Voting Period Closes|
February 26, 2018
Invite Full Proposal Submissions
March 22, 2018
Full Proposals Due
April 16, 2018
Awarded Projects Announced
|September 30, 2018||Awarded Funds must be spent|
We realize this is a compressed schedule and we thank you for understanding.
One of the ways to improve your CDI Statement of Interest and final proposal is to have cross-Mission Area and cross-Center collaboration. If you have an idea for a CDI proposal but are looking for collaborators in other disciplines or centers to join you, post your idea and contact information on the collaboration forum. By posting your idea there, CDI Coordinators can help facilitate connections.