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.
4/11/18: We received many excellent proposals and wish that we could fund more of them. We are announcing seven projects that we are able to support this year when funds become available. We are actively looking to secure funds for additional projects, but didn’t want to delay this announcement. The CDI facilitators will be contacting all PIs soon to let them know the status of their proposals.
|An Interactive Web-based Tool for Anticipating Long-term Drought Risk||Bradford, John||Southwest Biological Science Center|
|National Alert Risk Mapper for Nonindigenous Aquatic Species||Fuller, Pam||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|
|Integrating Disparate Spatial Datasets from Local to National Scale for Web-Based Visualization and Analysis: A Case Study Compiling U.S. Landslide Inventories||Mirus, Ben||Geologic Hazards Science Center|
|Knowledge Extraction Algorithms (KEA): Turning Literature Into Data||Neilson, Matthew||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|
|Content specifications to enable USGS transition to ISO metadata standard||Walworth, Dennis||Alaska Science Center|
|Mapping land-use, hazard vulnerability and habitat suitability using deep neural networks||Warrick, Jonathan||Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center|
|Workflows to support integrated predictive science capacity: Forecasting invasive species for natural resource planning and risk assessment||Weltzin, Jake||National Phenology Network|
Voting was open from February 6-15 (closing on the 15th at 5pm ET).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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!
Video Recording link
An information session was held on January 16, 2018, Tuesday, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern.
Summary: In this session we reviewed important information about the Community for Data Integration FY18 Request for Proposals process, including new requirements and considerations this year.
Slides: PDF | PPTX with notes (updated to correct time of the Lightning Session to 1pm ET; recommend to right-click to save-as, not preview in browser)
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.
This year, the CDI will be holding an online session for 1-minute lightning talks to help the CDI community learn about the proposed ideas.
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time, Add to Google Calendar
Each submission will have one 16:9 slide (no animations - it will be converted to PDF) and 1 minute to share their idea with the community!
Download (optional) slide template (optional): Template (pptx)
Include somewhere on your slide:
Email your slide to email@example.com by February 5, COB. Slides will be compiled, converted to PDF, and the presentation order will be sent out first thing on February 6.
Community voting is a factor in the proposals that advance to the Phase 2 Full Proposal phase.
Visit the Phase 1: Statements of Interest page to see the top ranked Statements of Interest from voting.
No later than February 26, we will inform all proposers that advance to Phase 2 from the additional CDI Executive Sponsor and Coordinator recommendations.