The National Science Foundation is calling for project ideas that use information science and engineering as a means to achieving patient-centered care and long-term wellness. The chosen proposals will receive funding as part of NSF's new Smart Health and Wellbeing program.
Applicants can choose from three project classes—small, medium or large—which vary in duration and funding. Small projects, for instance, may have a total budget of as much as $500,000 and can last as long as three years, while budgets for large projects could total $300 million, and they can last as long as five years.
NSF provided several potential proposal focus areas, including remote monitoring, privacy and security, robotics and software-controlled medical devices.
Proposal due dates are staggered through the next four months, based on project size.