Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI)
The Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation program has demonstrated the
value of interdisciplinary computational and data-enabled science and
engineering. Increasingly, this research approach is being integrated
into new and continuing NSF programs and solicitations. As of fiscal
year 2012, proposals will no longer be accepted by the CDI program.
Investigators are referred to related NSF funding opportunities, which
are listed on this web page (http://www.nsf.gov/cdi). Please check for
updates on this page as new opportunities are announced, and follow the
links for program information and program officer contacts.
“Themes and Keywords” PDF Form
The PDF form to be used to supply the required themes and keywords relevant to the CDI proposals submitted for the January 19th and 20th, 2011 deadline will be available in the “Templates & Keywords” page by December 1, 2010 – see menu at the left of this page.
The CDI solicitation can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=503163&ods_key=nsf11502.
With an emphasis on bold multidisciplinary activities that, through
computational thinking, promise radical, paradigm-changing research
findings, CDI is unique within NSF. CDI projects are expected to
build upon productive intellectual partnerships involving investigators
from academe, industry and/or other types of organizations, including
CDI seeks ambitious, transformative, multidisciplinary research proposals within or across
the following three thematic areas:
- From Data to Knowledge: enhancing human cognition and
generating new knowledge from a wealth of heterogeneous digital data;
- Understanding Complexity in Natural, Built, and Social Systems:
deriving fundamental insights on systems comprising multiple interacting
- Building Virtual Organizations: enhancing discovery and
innovation by bringing people and resources together across institutional, geographical
and cultural boundaries.
||The Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) initiative has been
designed to yield revolutionary science and engineering research outcomes made possible
by innovations and advances in computational thinking.
||All NSF directorates and programmatic offices are participating.