Big Data Spokes: South Hub Submission Guidelines


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).” The South Big Data Hub is accepting requests for Letters of Collaboration from PIs in our region. 

To read the program solicitation (NSF 17-546), visit the program solicitation page at

For an overview of the program, visit the program page at

Key Deadlines:

June 19, 2017: Deadline to request a letter of collaboration from the Big Data Hubs.

See the Submissions section below for more information about submitting your request. Proposals that receive letters of collaboration should then be sent to the host institution with which the PI would like to collaborate, which is responsible for selecting one to submit to the NSF. Per the solicitation:

An organization may participate as submitting organization (or, in the case of collaborative proposals, as the lead organization) for at most one proposal responsive to this solicitation.

Proposal submissions are limited to 1 per organization (except as non-lead in a collaborative proposal) to maintain a balanced geographic representation of the Regional Hubs and Spokes program and to increase diversity of participating institutions.

September 18, 2017: Deadline to submit full Spoke proposals to NSF, which must include a letter of collaboration from a Big Data Hub.


You may submit a request for a Letter of Collaboration from the South Big Data Hub at


  1. Determine the Hub with which you wish to work.
MIDWEST: This region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
NORTHEAST: This region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
SOUTH: This region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
WEST: This region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
  1. To request a Letter of Collaboration from the South Big Data Hub, fill out the form at
  2. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Hub reviews will focus on “fit and feasibility.” That is, we will consider how a given project fits or aligns with the thematic or priority areas of interest in our region, and how feasible the proposed coordination with the Hub is based on availability of resources. NSF priority areas listed in the Solicitation are welcome, but not limiting in the scope of projects that will be considered. In other words, all current Hub Spoke and Ring areas and suggestions for projects in new areas will also be welcome.

Please email with any questions about submissions. Contact information for the other Big Data Hubs is provided below.

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