Advances in Information Technology (IT) have dramatically transformed the way in which our entire society lives, works, learns, communicates, and does business. In particular, the conduct of science and engineering has been profoundly altered, so that it is possible today to work on problems in these areas at unprecedented levels of speed, precision, and detail. In education, IT has the potential to make available in the remotest corners of earth the highest levels of learning, information, and analysis. To enhance the positive effects of these transformations, our research programs must be expanded considerably, and the supply of high-quality trained personnel must be substantially increased. The National Science Foundation wishes to fund innovative, high payoff research, which explores new scientific, engineering, and educational areas in IT.
We strongly encourage
all investigators to wait until the FY 2004 Information Technology Research
(ITR) solicitation is issued this fall before forming teams and beginning
to draft FY2004 ITR proposals.
Official information about the ITR program will be provided in the Program Solicitation. Information on this page and the ITR web page is advisory only; NSF provides it to give potential PIs additional context for the program and informal guidance for their submissions.
Directorate for Geosciences,
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 705N, Arlington, Virginia, 22230
Tel: 703.292.8500 | FAX: 703.292.9042| TDD: 800-281-8749
Apr 16, 2004