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Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs, Large Projects




December 1, 2022



September 30, 2024




Award Floor:


Match Required?





Entity Types:

Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status)

*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. *Who May Serve as PI: At the time of submission, any PI, co-PI, or other senior project personnel must hold either: ;lt;ul type="discgt; ;lt;li;gt;a tenured or tenure-track position,or;lt;/li;gt; ;lt;li;gt;a primary, full-time, paid appointment in a research or teaching position;lt;/li;gt; ;lt;/ul;gt; at a US-based campus of an organization eligible to submit to this solicitation (see above), with exceptions granted for family or medical leave, as determined by the submitting organization. Individuals withprimaryappointments at for-profit non-academic organizations or at overseas branch campuses of US IHEs are not eligible.




Source Type:


The NSF CISE Directorate supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering through core programs. The core programs for the participating CISE divisions include: Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program ; Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET) program; and Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program; Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Computer and Network Systems (CSR) program; Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program; Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Human-Centered Computing (HCC) program; Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and Robust Intelligence (RI) program. This solicitation invites proposals on bold new ideas tackling ambitious and fundamental research problems within scope of one or more of the participating CISE divisions core programs listed above, and that are well suited to a large-scale integrated collaborative effort. Teams should consist of two or more investigators (PI, co-PI(s), or other Senior Personnel) with complementary expertise. Investigators are strongly encouraged to come together within or across disciplines and/or institutions and combine their creative talents to identify compelling, transformative research agendas where the impact of the results will exceed that of the sum of each of their individual contributions. Investigators are especially encouraged to seek out partnerships in a wide class of institutions that together produce innovative approaches to the proposed research. Proposals that are focused on research infrastructure are not appropriate for this solicitation. Proposers are invited to submit proposals with total budgets from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 and durations up to five years.

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