Funding Agency

NSF - Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research


Funding Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Federal Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Agency Overview

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000
competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

Program Name

NSF - Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research


Program Overview

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program aims to support advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. PAWR will enable experimental exploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the nation’s wireless ecosystem, thereby enhancing broadband connectivity, leveraging the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), and sustaining US leadership and economic competitiveness for decades to come. The PAWR program is a public-private partnership, integrating $50 million from NSF with $50 million in cash and in-kind contributions from a consortium of more than 30 wireless companies and associations.

Agency Contact

Thyaga Nandagopal, tnandago@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950

Program Purpose
  • Smart Cities
  • Evaluation
  • Research
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial/Internet Service Providers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Small Businesses
  • Rural Recipients
  • Electric Utilities/Co-ops

Agency Contact

Thyaga Nandagopal, tnandago@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950

FY2019 Funding Amount

$11,340,000

FY2020 Funding Amount

Approximately $9,000,000 anticipated in grants and cooperative agreements.

Brief Program Description

The PAWR program is a public-private partnership, integrating $50 million from NSF with $50 million in cash and in-kind contributions from a consortium of more than 30 wireless companies and associations.

Agency
  • National Science Foundation

Funding Name NSF - Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research

Funding Image

NSF