The partners will participate in a conference in early Spring 2012 designed to identify guiding principles underlying the effort, as well as priorities for action. Based on these recommendations, an application process will be used to select a subset of around 8 core partners who will organize the research and development process with continued involvement of the full partnership. The National Science Foundation is supporting the initial planning. Substantial long-term funding will be sought to sustain a continuing research and development effort.
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012, although screening of completed applications will begin in mid-January. Click here for more information.