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Doing Business As Name:University of Oregon Eugene
  • Steven Huter
  • (541) 346-3547
  • Dale C Smith
  • William H Allen
Award Date:08/13/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 4,940,133
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 1,977,577
  • FY 2020=$1,977,577
Start Date:10/01/2020
End Date:09/30/2025
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:IRNC: ENgage: Strengthening Global Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystems to Advance International Science Collaboration
Federal Award ID Number:2029309
DUNS ID:079289626
Parent DUNS ID:049793995
Program:International Res Ret Connect
Program Officer:
  • Kevin Thompson
  • (703) 292-4220

Awardee Location

Awardee Cong. District:04

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Network Startup Resource Center
Street:1600 Millrace DR., Suite 200
Cong. District:04

Abstract at Time of Award

The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) develops network communications infrastructure and local engineering capacity in areas of the world where inadequate research and education network (REN) connectivity poses a significant barrier to international collaborations with US scientists and educators. By helping build physical network infrastructure and the human technical capacity to maintain and upgrade it, NSRC assists the US science community by fostering state-of-the-art global cyberinfrastructure (CI), ubiquitous access to global scientific communities, remote scientific instruments, and shared data resources. NSRC exemplifies the NSF's stated strategic goal of "encouraging collaborative research and education across organizations, disciplines, sectors, and international boundaries." NSRC incubates and builds sustainable CI consistent with the guiding principles of the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program, including: technical training and direct engineering assistance to improve operational infrastructure from university campuses to national and regional RENs; engaging RENs to participate in globally interconnected testbed facilities with the IRNC initiative; disseminating information about best practices for design, development, and operation of CI resources; and amplifying numerous training programs to foster a new generation of network engineers and leaders in underserved communities, while providing experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. NSRC achieves this through targeted capacity building activities and partnerships with universities, RENs, Internet Service Providers, industry, government and supranational agencies in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America-Caribbean, and North America. Substantial financial support from industry and international partners, facilitated by NSRC, leverages NSF funds to augment the impact of its work with the global R&E community. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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