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A message from Ken Chong (NSF): CDI panelists recruiting

The NSF is preparing to handle the review of preliminary proposals submitted in response to the Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) solicitation.

NSF would like to encourage science and engineering community members to volunteer to assist NSF in the CDI review process. The 2008 competition of CDI is considering two types of proposals: type I and type II. Since these two types follow parallel but independent competitions, the principal investigators (PIs) who have submitted a proposal to one type can serve as panelists/reviewers for proposals of the other type. In other words, a PI is disqualified from serving as a reviewer/panelist only if he/she has submitted two pre-proposals, one of each type.

Assuming that your expertise is relevant to CDI and that you are eligible to serve as a reviewer or panelist, we would like to ask you to volunteer for this important task. A reviewer biographical form is now available for the external research community to register for the CDI panels.

We hope that you will join us in the CDI peer review process.


Ken P. Chong, PhD, PE
Engineering Advisor, and
Director, Mechanics & Materials Program
Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 545
Arlington, VA 22230 USA

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