Submission form for Midwest Big Data Hub Letter of Collaboration

Submission form for Midwest Big Data Hub Letter of Collaboration


The new Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) solicitation has been released from NSF. Letters of Collaboration are needed from the Big Data Innovation Hub associated with the proposal. The Hubs have worked together to streamline a process for submitting LoC requests, detailed below.

Letter of Collaboration Request Deadline: June 19th, 2017 at 5 pm (submitter's local time)


1. Determine the Hub to which your project is associated. This is determined by the institution of the lead Principal Investigator. i.e. If the lead PI on a collaborative proposal is from Virginia Tech the proposal would be submitted to the South Hub (no matter the locations of other collaborators).

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.

2. To request a Letter of Collaboration from the Midwest Big Data Hub, fill out the following form on this page. Additional guidance is provided at

3. 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 aligns with the Hub's priorities and/or thematic or priority areas 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 certainly 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.

Additional details about the Letter of Collaboration submission process will be detailed on the MBDH website. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Section 1: Submission Information