Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT)

Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT)

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Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Hello! Good morning! Good afternoon to those who are attending the Webinar today. I'm just giving it a minute until the participant numbers settle down, and we make sure that everybody Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): uh is attending, so I will just give it a moment. But welcome to the Webinar. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: So, Daniel, you already have your first question about recording of the Webinar. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes, thank you. Chaitan. The look like the numbers are starting to slow down a bit, so welcome everyone to the Webinar. Yes, today's Webinar will be recorded, and the science will be made available on the website, because it is the Friday afternoon here on the east coast. Please expect this, but the Webinar and the slides to be posted sometime early next week. But Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): um! That will happen as soon as possible. They will be available over the website, and there still seems to be people coming in a little bit, so i'll hold off before we get started.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I think It's kind of okay. Okay, Okay, Okay, Thank you tight me for that. Get check. Okay. So hi. My name is Daniel Sumi. I am a program director with the technology, innovation and partnerships directorate. And I am so pleased to be able to talk today about the responsible design development and deployment of technologies or ReDDDoT. Um Again the Webinar will be recorded, and the slides will be made available, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and I really want to thank the team. Um! That's here today. They'll be answering your questions in the Q&A box. So please, if you have any questions as the Webinar on full, please tight them into the Q&A. Box, so that one of the other program directors that are available on this call today can answer your question as they come in. So, um again. This has been really an an incredible team effort, and I look forward to Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): to um doting on the team, and how thankful and gracious all of them have been through the development of this new program in its inaugural year. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So to give a quick outline about where we're headed today, I'll first talk a little bit about NSF. The Directorate, and then talk about the new directorate and the Technology Innovation and Partnerships. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Then i'll give a little bit of background about how ReDDDoT came. Ah came about. Then I'll talk directly about the ReDDDoT program. The proposal types and other related information that's pertinent to putting together a proposal. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Then I'll talk about preparing to create a proposal and the review process, and then I'll finish up with just some suggested resources Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): to break up the slides today a little bit, too, and also to hear a little bit from you. We have two live polls that will be coming up on slides eighteen and twenty-five. So if you want to follow along with me, the slide numbers are in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So again live Polls are coming up on slides eighteen and twenty-five. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So NSF has been investing in fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering, delivering both foundational and use-inspired outcomes for over seven decades. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): For example, NSF is the largest non-defense funder of artificial intelligence, research, which is also part of ReDDDoT has spending more than two hundred and forty Nobel prize winners, and has directly contributed to Seminole advances like 3-D printing barcodes, the Internet and the first images of a black hole in the Milky Way Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and sending a little bit of time on this slide. ReDDDoT is a collaboration between the biological sciences. The computer and information science and engineering, directorate geosciences, stem education and the social, behavioral and economic science directorate Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and the directorate for the technology innovation and partnerships is really trying to be this new horizontal to strengthen and scale use inspired and translational research. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Just a bit about the Us. National Science Foundation. We are an independent Federal agency that was established in 1950 by Congress to promote the progress of science, advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare and secure the national defense,

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and for the fiscal year, in 2023. The enacted budget was 9.8 billion dollars. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The National Science Foundation receives more than 43,000 proposals per year for research, education, and training projects, and more than thirteen thousand applications for fellowships Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): moving to the TIP directorate. Again, the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships. We are seizing a generational opportunity to focus on the pivotal challenges that we are facing in the United States. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We want to enhance the fundamental research that powers, future technologies and solutions. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to tap into the full breath of the nation's demography and geography, and we want to shape the nation's competitiveness, as well as infuse diverse thinking and expertise in the development of new technologies and solutions. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And so TIP addresses a critical need to advance the geography of innovation, engage communities through the country that have long been unserved or underserved in the nation's research and innovation enterprise. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And we do this through three main areas. We really want to be cross-cutting and integrate with NSF existing directorate and foster partnerships through government industry nonprofits of the civil society and communities of practice.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So the first pillar is the Technology, Translation and Development. We want to support researchers, startups and entrepreneurs to create technologies and innovations that have impact. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to create diverse innovation ecosystems that nurture regional and national innovation and technology ecosystems that support researchers and innovators. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And lastly, we want to support the people from all demographics and geographies to make sure that they have the training and expertise for the jobs of the future, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and TIP is all about bridging the gap between the lab to society or to the market. So, using the foundational research that has long been part of the National Science Foundation and bridging that through national and societal impact and through commercialization of products. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So we really want to bridge this gap between lab to market.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Moving to talking directly about ReDDDoT, you can find the home link for a program website. And again this Webinar is recorded. It will be available on the program website, and you can find everything there, including these slides. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So we also um beyond just the partnerships that we have internally with the National Science Foundation. We also partnered with five different external philanthropic partners, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and this collaboration it's been through these six directorates within the National Science Foundation Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): as well as the Siegel Family endowment, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, the Ford Foundation Pivotal Ventures, and Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation and I really want to thank Elizabeth Grossman from the Ford Foundation, who has been very strategic in helping develop these partnerships between NSF and these 5 foundations. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So the program scope of ReDDDoT really is about focusing on multidisciplinary and multi-sector teams.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We want proposals that examine and demonstrate translational principles, methodologies implementations and impacts that are associated with the ReDDDoT principles. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): A key goal of the program is to support and strengthen collaborations across various sectors, and that can be academics, industry, government, nonprofits and even for-profits. In this program Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also, a key goal of the program is to ensure ethical, legal, and societal considerations and community values that are embedded across technology life cycles. We want to make sure that these promotes the public wellbeing and mitigate harm. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So the Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Directorate came out of the Chips and Science Act of 2022, and as part of Chips and Science, we have specific activities that we need to be engaged in Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): these. Here are these two sections within the Chips and Science Act, and I'll just highlight that which is in red that we're really focused on the ethical, legal, and societal considerations. And we really want to take these into account for emerging technology areas that are in the focus of ReDDDoT.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to develop mutually beneficial research and technology development partnerships. So again, these multidisciplinary and multi-sector relationships and partnerships are paramount to ReDDDoT, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): the program. Objectives of ReDDDoT are to stimulate activity and fill gaps in research, innovation, and capacity building. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to make sure that through this program we are creating broad and inclusive communities of interest that bring together key stakeholders to inform better practices. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to make sure that we're educating and training the STEM workforce wherever that we can. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also went to accelerate pathways, to societal and economic benefits, and develop strategies, to avoid or mitigate societal and economic harms. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And finally empower communities, including those that have been historically, economically disadvantaged and marginalized. And we want them to be able to participate in all stages of the technology development, including ideation and design.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So these are just examples of the ReDDDoT program values. But a technology's lifecycle. We want to through a technology life cycle. We want to provide opportunities for meaningful stakeholder engagement that inform what we see as ReDDDoT, the Responsible Design Development and Deployment of Technologies. And while an array of values could shape and be considered through a technology development, these are some that we highlight of accountability, equity, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): inclusion, sustainability, transparency, accessibility, safety, fairness, sensitivity to culture and context, privacy and security. And so, again, these are just among other values that could shape ReDDDoT Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): as an example of types of activities that we're looking for is part of this program. They include research, implementation, methodologies and tools and infrastructure. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So, as part of a research activity could study the impacts of current or new ReDDDoT paradigms Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): through implementation, you could look at interdisciplinary multi-sector collaborations that demonstrate and strengthen ReDDDoT approaches around a specific technology or application Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): for methodologies and tools. You could develop or assess ah methodologies and tools that enable ReDDDoT approaches, and lastly, an infrastructure. You could support collaborations and educational programs that are necessary to sustain ReDDDoT approaches. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And also part of this program. We will consider projects that are exploratory in nature as well as projects that build on and expand efforts that are already underway Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): out of Chips and Science Act. There were five key challenge areas that were demonstrated as national, societal and geo-strategic challenges,

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and these include national security, manufacturing and industrial productivity, workforce, development and skill gaps, climate change and environmental sustainability and inequitable access to education, opportunity, or other services, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): while a workshop as part of ReDDDoT could be on any one. NBSP challenge areas as part of the other three types of proposals that I'll talk about in a minute. We also have a focus on climate change and environmental sustainability. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): There are also ten key technology areas that were identified from the Chips and Science Act. These include artificial intelligence, advanced computing, quantum information, robotics, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): disaster, prevention and mitigation, advanced communications, biotechnology, cyber infrastructure and cyber security, advanced energy and industrial and efficiency technologies and advanced materials. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Again, while a workshop proposal submitted to ReDDDoT could focus on any one of these ten key technology areas. The other three types of proposals need to focus on artificial intelligence, disaster, prevention and mitigation or biotechnology. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And just to reiterate the priority areas for the planning grant, translational research coordination network And the phase two project proposals should focus on one or more of the three main technology areas as identified in the Chips and Science Act that are artificial intelligence, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): biotechnology, or natural and anthropogenic disaster, prevention or mitigation, as well as as part of Chips and Science Act. Climate change and environmental sustainability as it pertains to AI biotechnology or disasters

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also projects that cover multiple of these priority areas or include other areas. In addition to one or more of these priority areas is also welcome, and workshop proposals can focus on any one of these key technology areas or on any national societal or geo-strategic challenges as identified in the Chips and Science Act. Okay, so as promised in slide eighteen, we're up on our first live poll. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): About what tech area are you planning to submit to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, disaster, prevention, or mitigation, climate change and environmental sustainability as it relates to Ai biotech or disasters, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): a mix or one or more of these emerging tech areas or another emerging tech or challenged area. Basically You were looking to do a workshop proposal. So do we have that live? Call up? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes, we have it five, hey? Thank you.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Hi. Am I doing okay? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Thank you, Heidi, for your ASL interpretation today. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So we'll just give everybody a minute Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and then Hammad, do I end the puller to you. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I can end it. Okay, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, I I think Hammad Aslam: you want me to end it. Now. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, that sounds good.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay. So it seems that from the pull Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): around fifty percent are looking to submit for artificial intelligence, about ten percent on biotechnology, twelve on disaster, prevention or mitigation, twenty, two percent, as it relates to climate change and environmental sustainability, and twenty seven percent seem like they're going to submit to a workshop proposal. So that sounds Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): great. Okay?

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So there are two phases of ReDDDoT. The first phase is for the planning grants, the translational research coordination networks, or the workshop proposals, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and that deadline for all three types of proposals is April the eighth. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Then there are phase, two project proposals where there's the deadline of April 22. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Now this is the inaugural year of ReDDDoT. It's a brand new program, and one of the questions I've been receiving lately is, you need to have phase one funding before applying to phase two, and the answer is, No. You can apply directly for a phase, two proposal, and I'll talk about each one of those proposal types in the next few slides. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So phase. one workshop proposals are up to $75,000 each, and therefore a duration of no more than one year.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): They may focus on any of the key technology areas to any one of those key emerging tech areas or any one of the five national societal and geo- strategic challenges. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Workshops should aim to raise awareness and identify approaches and the needs relevant to red dot in one or more of these technology or challenge areas, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): explore and refine opportunities for future projects and facilitate building of relationships and trust to enable substantive transdisciplinary and multi-sector collaboration. And again, that deadline is April 8th Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): so planning grant proposals are up to three hundred thousand dollars, and should have a duration of no more than two years. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The purpose of a planning grant proposal should facilitate collaborative, transdisciplinary and multi-sector activities in the anticipation of a submission of a larger proposal to the program in the future Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also planning grant proposals may engage in activities to help identify stakeholders and build necessary relationships, identify research gaps, questions and hypotheses, and or describe potential approaches to solutions.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The activities involved in the planning grant may include, but are not limited to travel, workshop, organization, stakeholder meetings, data collection, preliminary experience and pilot studies Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): within There is a planning grant type, and we are asking people instead of that type to submit to the research proposal type, because that allows you up to a fifteen page project description for your planning grant proposals. So again, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): if you are planning to submit a planning, grant, please select that research proposal type. So the system will allow you to submit up to fifteen pages of project description. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Again, the deadline for planning grants is on April 8th Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also part of phase one are these translational research coordination networks that are up to $500,000 for three to four years. What's key to note here is that a single organization must serve as the submitting organization, and that the other organizations are involved as sub-awards. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): This should promote the use inspired translational research activities and help to initiate a community of practice that is relevant to one or more of the FY2024 priority areas.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Again, that's artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and disaster, prevention and mitigation. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The translational research coordination networks should aim to jump, start new community activity across multiple disciplines and sectors, and should not propose funding for ongoing operation of existing networks or established collaboration, and this is also due April 8th. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Finally, phase two project proposals are between $750,000 to one and one over two million dollars, with a performance period of three years. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And this is intended for projects with an established track record in the priority areas, with teams that have experience in Use-inspired and translational activities in red dot approaches.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The projects can cover multiple priority areas and or include other areas. In addition to these priority areas, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and that deadline is April 22nd Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also within the phase. Two project proposals. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): A proposal must include a collaboration plan which will be up from one to three pages that is submitted as a supplementary document, and the plan should aim to describe the structure of the collaborative activities in the project, and how the activities will be nurtured, monitored, and sustained for the overall benefit of the project. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay. And here we are on slide 25, which is our next live poll, where we would like to know which type of proposal that you would plan to submit Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): a workshop, a planning grant, a Translational research coordination network or a project proposals. So Hammad, If we're ready with the next call. Great. Thank you. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Thank you all for the participation in these polls. It's good to see it as helpful for us to be able to plan ourselves. So this is good.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, a lot. I think we can stop the poll. We have seventy, three percent in which is great, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): perfect, and it looks like um, twenty, Eight percent are planning to submit. For phase, one workshops, fifty, three percent are looking to submit for phase, one planning grants twenty, one for phase, one translational research, coordination networks and thirty nine percent for phase two project proposals. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): It's great. Okay,

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): all right. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So moving on to the types of organizations that can apply Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): um institutions, of higher education can apply. So that includes two and four-year institutions of higher education, including community colleges that are accredited in the United States. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Um, also for-profit organizations, are eligible to apply this includes us-based commercial organizations, including small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering, research or education, and a passion for innovation, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): a non-profit and non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies, community organizations, and similar organizations that are located in the United States; Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also State local and tribal governments that are limited to agencies offices, divisions, or other units that are specifically dedicated to innovation, economic and our workforce development approaches. And lastly, but it's certainly not least tribal nations which is identified as an American Indian or an alaska-native tribe, band nation. We below village or community that is recognized by the secretary of Interior Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also within red dot. We are looking for a project, team leadership and professional relationships that come from academic institutions, community organizations or other nonprofits as well as for-profit organizations and companies

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): we really want there to be clearly identified. Roles, responsibilities, and contributions of each collaborator or partner. Defined projects are encouraged to promote inclusion in their leadership collaborations and other project activities. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We also want to know how relevant stakeholders from across disciplines and sectors such as academia, industry, government, nonprofit for-profit and community organizations will be fully integrated in project activities. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): We really want to see authentic engagement with flights underlined with individuals and communities that can be most impacted by these relevant technologies. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Teams should include individuals with experience and expertise in topics and areas broadly associated with our red dot principles.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): There are no limits on how many proposals that A. P. I can be on Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): with any NSF proposal. We evaluate proposals that come in based on the following two criteria Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): on intellectual merit merit about how Ah, what the proposed research has the potential to advance the knowledge of the field as well as the broader impacts criteria, and that really demonstrates the potential to the benefit society, and contribute to the specific desired societal outcomes that are evident through ReDDDoT Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): also within ReDDDoT. We have additional review criteria that are to all types of proposals. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): These additional review criteria are, in addition to the standard Merit Review on intellectual merit and broader impact. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And these solicitation, specific criteria will be again applied to all red dot proposals. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So we might want to ask the following three questions: Is it evident that the project is addressing potential areas of need with respect to advancing strategies for ReDDDoT principles.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Does the proposal include mechanisms to share project results broadly across relevant disciplines and sectors, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and finally are the composition and expertise of the project team and the plans to integrate relevant stakeholders appropriate to meet their project goals in enabling or demonstrating responsible design, development and deployment of technologies. So again, those ReDDDoT principles. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So there are required components for a proposal. These include, but again, are not limited to a project Summary: a project description that has a maximum of fifteen pages references, a data management plan a post-doctoral mentoring plan. If it's applicable Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): a collaboration plan that is required for phase, two proposals, a current impending support form collaborators and other affiliations. Information, biographical sketch, and the budget and budget justification, and again. This includes, but not necessarily limited to, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and as always, please review the PaPPG. The proposal and award policies and Procedures guide that is available on our website, and again this Webinar is recorded, and these slides will be made available. So you will have access to these links. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So for ReDDDoT we are hosting two office hour sessions that are at this time next Friday and the following Friday, February 16, and February 23. We are limiting both these office hour sessions to sixty people. So we ask that only one person per research group attend Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): the goal for these office hours is to make connections amongst each other, not just, and talk with the program directors as necessary.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): The breakouts will be led by Fischal Sharma, who comes from size on the artificial Intelligence group. Clifford. We all who is in the Biosciences Directorate will be hosting on biotechnology, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and I will be leading this ah breakout on natural and anthropogenic disaster, prevention, or mitigation, and you can find all of that information at our website Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): again. These office hours are for you to try to make connections with other people potentially in different sectors. So if you already have your team identified, if you already know what you plan to submit, these office hours are not for you. You can always email us, and I'll show you the email information at the end at ReDDDoT@ Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And that way I can give it to a person within our team that can uh address your question. I ask that if you do want to meet with us, that you do send a one pager in, so that the appropriate program director can meet with you. Ok, if you've listened to all of this today and you decided, maybe read. That's not for me. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I would encourage you to sign up to be a reviewer or a panelist. You can fill out our reviewer or panelist survey that's also available on our website. And again this webinar is recorded and the slides will be available. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Um! The panels are going to be primarily held during the first week of June, June third through seventh. But we also ask that you report your availability during the first and second weeks of June. So again, there's more information on our website.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I might be the person who is talking today, but I certainly didn't get here alone. This has been a huge collaboration amongst TIP, STEM education, the Geo Sciences directorate, Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Computer and Information Science Engineering as well as the Biosciences. And so I'm just really grateful to be a part of this team to learn from all of them so much. I'm just incredibly thankful, and have lots of gratitude for the team at large. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Lastly, you can find more information on the website, and if you do have any additional questions, you see, there's a lot happening in the Q&A. You can always reach us at So I want to go ahead and Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): stop sharing, I think, tighten. I see still tons of questions. So what can I do? Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Tons of questions? I've been furiously typing some answers as well, the others. Actually, if Hamad is around you. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Uh, Is there a way to capture all of this? A month? Hammad Aslam: Yeah. Well, we can capture all the cute question and answers,

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, then the thing to do is, we will capture all of them, because there's also a question about Will the answers be posted? And we can answer all the questions post- facto and post them on the website. So go to the Nsf. Uh Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: outside. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Best way to check Google that is type. NSF: a responsible tech. Because if you type NSF ReDDDoT, you'll get mostly rented.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I didn't. I guess Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): you're not ready. That's interesting. Responsible tech NSF responsible tech Okay, good to know Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: that that takes you straight to our site.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, Has there been any recurring questions that I should answer live? It looks like we've got Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Uh, there have been Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): a few questions about the International. So you might want to say something. Okay? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay. Here, let me stop sharing. So Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): international groups cannot be um a p. I. On a specific uh proposal. They can, however, be a civil wordy under a us-based p I

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): does that answer the question, Chichen. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I mean, I'm thinking in terms of you might want to say about I mean, I think the real issue is we really look for what is the unique value. Proposition. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, yeah. So just to reiterate what tighten was talking about, there does have to be a a good substantive reason why a us-based partner just wouldn't work for that that you need to reach out internationally and have the expertise Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): from someone who is based internationally. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, So it's not, you know, just because you have a buddy somewhere. You've been working with them for a while, and therefore it justifies that doesn't really cut it for us, and it's a general Nsf thing, not just for this program. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: But we are want to say, Ok, is there something really valuable that this person is bringing that nobody in the Us is providing that aspect of that angle, or technology, or whatever it is, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Nicholas Anderson: Daniel. There's been a number of questions about um national labs, and whether they can submit. Um. I don't know if going over that.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes, so Uh. My assumption here would be that national labs are also part of the Federal Government, and so Federal Government employees cannot be a PI or Co-PI on the uh proposal. They can't, however, be partners. Um. They typically need a letter of support from one of their supervisors that demonstrates that they are allowed to be Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): working on this project because Federal Government employees will typically donate their time to be a part of a project, so that needs to be a part of their um, their own personal research, or what they're doing for their for their lab. To the question, Nick.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes, yes, okay. Okay. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: A couple of other questions, and one of you might, because I can't remember what we said in the Solar Station. But it's about Pis being on more than one. Can you be a pi for more than one proposal, whether it's in phase one itself or phase one and page. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): There are no limits to how many proposals A. PI can be on as written in the program solicitation. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I hope that helps. Clifford Weil-NSF/BIO: There were questions about whether planning grants need to be only eight pages, or whether they can be fifteen pages.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes. So if you, if you go into the research Gov system and you select the planning grant type of proposals, it would only allow you eight pages. And so that's why we have decided. If you are still submitting for a planning grant proposal that you select the research type. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So that will allow you up to a maximum of fifteen pages of project description. So again, if you plan to submit a planning grant, please select the research type proposal so that you can have up to fifteen pages of project description. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Does that help Cliff? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): what else are we seeing? This is a lot of questions. This is great. I'm glad that there's so much interest. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I would also say that, as Titan said, we will capture these questions and the things that are really standing out quite a bit. We'll make sure that we capture and ah! Ah! Frequently ask questions or fa cues part of the website. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: There were a few questions asking about concrete examples about the kind of project, and I think the way I responded to it is Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: to be frank, this is a very complex area. It involves so many different disciplines and so many different issues. It is also the very first time that NSF. Is issuing the solicitation.

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Um, it's quite. I mean, It's actually the standard thing that does happen whether it's this program or any other program at NSF is to to a great extent proposals that come in actually define what the program is about, because we always looking for one of the best proposals. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: So, having said that I would say, i'm sure we're going to get a lot of proposals that are Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: what what are in the sweet spot. If you ask me, What's the sweet spot? I couldn't tell you right, but it's like one of those things where, when you look at it, you know what it is, but you can't define it. So if you're not very sure you have two options, either. You wait for next year to see. You know what all we have funded this year and see if it matches, or of course you can always submit it. And the big regions. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): What else have you all seen? The Q&A s is ninety nine plus, and I'm like, Okay? Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Ah, okay. So there's one. They're generally asking about what the team should look like, who the submitting institution should be, and so on. So one. A few questions came in about whether the funds are coming Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: from the foundations or from Nsf. So I clarified that all awards will be made by NSF: Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: So you need to be sure that your institution can accept NSF. Farms in the TIP Directorate, especially since we are reaching out to very new players who have never been before.

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: We have observed that, uh, it's a long process to get qualified to receive money from Nsi. We had to go through a certification process. I can usually take a couple of months, so if you are in one of those organizations, you need to start very, very soon to make sure that your organization is ready to receive those phones. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: But the funds will come from Nsf. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: And then you want to say something about. They are asking about the composition of the team. Should a university need it? Or should a non-profitly read them these kind of questions?

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, I think that's up to the proposing group of who should go for it, as Chichen mentioned. If an academic organization, if that's you know, eligible to receive, and thens of funds, and you already have that set up. That might be Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): the easiest direction to go. But truly, any one of those different types of organizations, whether you're non-profit for-profit, local or tribal government state government that sort of thing it just. Um. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): There's no real cap on that or who should be the submitting organization. Um, But I would say among the project team, just make sure that you are eligible to receive and as funds, and whatever direction is easiest to be able to receive. Um that funding. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): What do you think if you have anything to add? Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: No, I think that's I think that's that. That I also answered some of those in the same way that it really your proposal, the the the project that you're proposing should define it. Uh, I think when you put together a serious project proposal, it'll become quite obvious we should.

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Who should I, who should lead it? And uh, you know who's the who's on the front, and what what all expertise you need, and so on. There's rarely you'll have a situation where it's a fifty fifty, you know either one could be a pi, or then I suggest you toss the client and pick somebody right, but that's that's not so far. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Any other common questions that were posed. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Um, I would say one was not the several people pointing to propose things not quite in the three priority areas. So for some reason we are here has come up quite a several times, but your reality Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): on the question whether those kind of things would be relevant only in terms of the priority areas. And I basically said, Yes, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): yeah, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: or some of them could be in the workshop. So I might want to just clarify them.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah. So for the workshops we can cover any one of the ten technology areas. I believe Vr. Is in the advanced communications technology area. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So it workshops can be one of any one of those ten key technology areas, or any one of the five Ah key, National societal and geo- strategic challenge areas. Um But for the other types of proposals. Yes, they need to be focused on the three key technology areas that we identified from red dot which are artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and a natural or anthropogenic disaster, prevention or mitigation. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: It is a very specific one. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Technology fellowships that place individuals into Congressional offices able to apply to this one Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Ooh! Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): It's! It's it.

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I mean, this is not. We are not looking at providing fellowships right, so none of Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I was gonna say I don't propose that that's just fellowships. Would not Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I fit the definition of any of the four categories that we have, You know, three in phase, one and phase two. Um! It's a different matter that, as part of a project that you're doing, you might have an opportunity to send somebody somewhere wherever it is, so that would this become part of your proposal? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Well, that is highly specific. That's an interesting question. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): My goodness, I'll have to look in the Q. And A.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And Yeah, here's an interesting one. Okay, that might be. It might be good for you to answer. So are the are the the private foundations involved in reviewing the proposals. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): You'll have to. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Um. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Yes. And I think that's all we can say.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, Okay, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Because usually the details of the proposal, You know, the proposal review happens in the typical ands of way, there will be panels for each of these things Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I will do. We have external reviewers, and they will make the recommendations. But Nsf. Makes the final decision. So I suppose in this case we can say that the final decision would be made by Nsf. And the foundations, because the foundations are our partners here. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): They kind of just like in a set in this case. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): That's a great question, Nick. Thanks for bringing that up. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Yeah, it's a good question. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I am very glad that these questions will be speakers. I think it actually It's probably fair to say that I mean one of the reasons that's that's a good question, is, the foundations are our partners in this, and they are new, but new for us new. This partnership is new. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: And so, just as you might want to talk to us uh one of us individually, you should also feel free to talk to somebody at a foundation that you might know. Um,

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Because, you know, problems can come from multiples. The scope of a problem can come from multiple places. And and so, Yeah, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): June. Nicholas Anderson: I don't know one at fix that. It's Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): far more than I've ever been in Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): part of it. Nicholas Anderson: One question you noted earlier that if you Maybe if you didn't think this was for you um, you could sign up to be a reviewer, but there's been a couple of questions whether you could be a reviewer and a proposer. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So, theoretically, you know, could you review something if it was on a different panel as what you sent in? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Potentially? Yes, potentially. We would really have to figure that out.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, I guess for some reason, if you like, apply it to disasters. But you had some sort of Ai background you could essentially serve on the Ai panel. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, that's an interesting question. I mean, that's what i'm thinking about right now is that we'll set up a panel for the disasters. We'll set up a panel for the biotechnology, and we'll set up a panel for Ai just because of those different types of experiences. Um, there might be more what we've got. Um, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I don't know, Titan. Do you want to time in at all? Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Yeah, I do. I mean, I I want to say that um

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: like that. This is sort of all depends. But, to be frank, these actually a rule like that has to be approved internally by Nsf policy, we can make the request. But there are other people that are in that would decide. If this can create all sorts of conflicts of interest, and so on. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Um. So I think you might be safe to start with the notion that you are either one or the other. You're either a submitter or you're a reviewer. But at this stage we don't know Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): right pretty. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I mean to we. We really don't know, because we we are seeing we have about five hundred people on the on the call. We had about one thousand people who registered somebody by the way, posted that all the officers. Oh, this is a good one. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, Someone posted that all the officers are taken. The slots are gone. So the question was, Are we going to offer more office hours, because people want to have office hours. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Um! Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And we'll certainly discuss that.

Clifford Weil-NSF/BIO: They are they both full. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): But the person employed, he said, the slots are full, so I I thought what I would do. I think we can. We can say here that the best in a way, the only way you can find out is you have to come to the website, Unfortunately, you know. So maybe Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I Um, wow, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): but I mean it's just incredible. Um! The outpouring that has come from this solicitation. Um! I I will discuss it amongst the other program directors who are leading breakout sessions, and that ah will be a subject for further discussion, for sure. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Yeah. But meanwhile, in one of the answers like I had posted, you can always send questions to Red Dot at Nsf. Go, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: and so reach out that way and make sure that your questions are very precise, because we get these very vague questions like I have this idea about, you know, saving the world. And is that a good proposal,

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): saying the world is a good proposal? Right? So Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I did see one that said, Can we send a one-page summary to get feedback? Please send a one-page summary if you would like to receive feedback, because, like what Chiteon was saying, sometimes we get these very vague asks, Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): and that one page summary helps us to really look at what you're thinking about doing what you're thinking of proposing, and that way we can um get the information to the one of the program directors who is a subject matter expert in that particular area as well. Um to be able to review it and provide their input, so that one pager is key. And Jason thank you for putting it in the chat. It's red dot with three ds Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): at Nsf: Gov: um Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: uh? Here's a question that you might might be worth answering. Which is somebody asked, Can it just be a social science project, and I think the answer is, Yes, Um. So please don't think that these only have to be technological solutions, even if you are addressing, let's say, Ai, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: we are not saying it has to be Ai technology. I mean, it could be something You you're really looking at the responsible aspects of Ai, and that may lead you to a completely social science based. Ah, Project, which would be just fine. This is why our social science colleagues are here.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yes, yes, in fact, two social science colleagues so really grateful for them both. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): What's that, you guys, Nicholas Anderson: Daniel? A couple of people asked about recording office hours Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): we can glaze that. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, we are likely to not record office hours mainly because it's There's a different um role to play with office hours there. So this Webinar has been general information about Red Dot, whereas the office hours, the specific goal and purpose of those office hours is to really make connections again, not with program directors, but rather with other people in the community. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So it's sort of making those connections to be able to put together a proposal um together and and find these multi-sector collaborations with just program directors facilitating those conversations. And so Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): since there's a different role to play with, that they will not be recorded.

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: He accepts. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Okay, two, two quick ones. Um. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): One is. Can you help me understand how you chose the priority area social problems caused by tech, or every in every headline basically It seems to imply that you didn't talk about social problems. And I think we should be clear that well, two things did. Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: Priority areas were selected based on the technology areas that the Directory is expected to address from the Chips and Science Act. There are ten technology areas. And as a group

Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: we picked uh, you know, given the amount of funds we have, and so on and so forth, we pick three, so that at least there's some focus. These three may change If there's ever the next solicitation we we can say anything about future. Uh. So that's how we pick them. And we uh, we decided, Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: I here, that ai biotech and hazards are three very important areas compared to the others, you know, to make a choice Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: now. But the question of you know, this person is asking about fraud, online misinformation, societal issues in the sense those are all in scope. I mean, that's what we are talking about in terms of the responsibility aspect. So there's some technology that you created when I've passed all those headaches Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: like you said in your question, and your proposal is trying to address that headache, and that would be yes within scope. All we are saying is Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: ah, at least for the main proposals other than the workshops. If you said, Well, there's a headache due to quantum computing, and I want to write a phase two proposal that's not in scope right now, because we pick the three which doesn't include things like, say quantum or other things.

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): But you could do workshops on that. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): I also see um limitations to a topics threat like the disaster and anthropogenic disasters Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): like ballistics or other things, as long as it's responsible design development and deployment. That's really the key. Here again, going back to what Chitin said, It's not necessarily the technologies Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): for these different things. It really goes back to the responsible design development and deployment of technologies. So if there's responsible ethics, societal concerns that are being addressed through your proposal, then you know, this guy's the limit and these sorts of things, and I see that we've got

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): two minutes left. Is there any? Chaitan Baru, NSF/TIP: And there's another one. Actually, this is something we consider right asking about. How can we form a collaborations from this crowd of people who are here? And I don't think we are necessarily sharing any of that information? Right? Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): No, not. The information will be shared from this Webinar today regarding people That's sort of the purpose again for the office hours, and I will talk with Cliff and bashal um to see how many people we think we can really

Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): again, because we're facilitating these breakouts. There's ah! There's a limit to how many people we can, you know, bring into that group. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): And again, if you already have a collaboration with you and one other person, make sure that only one of you attends those office hours and can report back for the group, because that will help us keep the numbers small, and yet still facilitate this collaboration. Clifford Weil-NSF/BIO: There's a general thread of questions about international participants. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): Yeah, I think we addressed that a little bit ago about how. Yes, the Pis and the koki is need to be us based. And then you really have to demonstrate several words for international participants can be a part of the proposal. It's just that there needs to be a substitute of reason why there was not a us-based person who could not feel that role. Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): So the bars pretty high for that they were. Still, they were just still coming up. So Danielle Sumy (TIP/ITE): okay, No, that's great. And I think that we're at time. I want to thank Heidi for her interpretation today. I want to thank my fellow Pds for their help with all of this Q. And A. And I want to thank all of you for your attention. So thank you, everyone.

Clifford Weil-NSF/BIO: Thank you. I did.

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