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NSF Spokes Letter of Collaboration Form

As mentioned in our last newsletters, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a call for Big Data Spoke proposals through the program solicitation Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes, NSF 17-546). The West Big Data  Innovation Hub is now accepting requests for Letters of Collaboration from PIs in our region.

Please use the form at  by JUNE 19, 2017 (earlier submissions will receive letters earlier) to request a letter from us if the proposed lead Principal Investigator’s Institution is located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.  Form submissions will be read by the WBDIH Directors, PIs, and CoPIs on a rolling basis and kept confidential. Any additional updates, guidance, and FAQs will be posted at fill out the form and also email us as soon as possible at if you require a Letter earlier than July 1.  

As always, we greatly appreciate your help spreading the word to increase participation across each West Region state. To help us grow our community, please forward this note widely and tell your colleagues to join our mailing list! On behalf of the WBDIH leadership team and our growing network of collaborators, thank you for your continued interest, support, and enthusiasm. Hope to see or hear from you soon!


Meredith Meredith M. Lee, Ph.D. | Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub |

Save the Date: Deadlines + Opportunities to engage with the hub 

  1. May 16-17   Intel International Science & Engineering Fair   Los Angeles, CA

  2. May 22-23 Evidence-Based Policing Workshop   Tempe, AZ

  3. May 29-June 2 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium Hubs/Spokes Workshop    Orlando, FL

  4. June 5-6 2nd Annual West Hub All Hands Meeting with various workshops    Boulder, CO

  5. June 19  Deadline to request NSF Spokes Solicitation Letter of Collaboration

  6. July 14  #DataSciStories Workshop and Training co-hosted with AAAS and the South Hub    Washington DC

  7. Sept 18   Proposals for NSF Spoke Solicitation due to NSF


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