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CISE is a leader in a number of national initiatives:
Smart Cities – Announced September 14, 2015

National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative

National Big Data Research and Development Initiative

National Robotics Initiative


Webinars: If you missed our recent seminars, you can access an audio recording on the event page from our Webinars/Webcasts page.

ACI Review: NSF will conduct a comprehensive review of the realignment of the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to ensure that cyberinfrastructure continues to optimally contribute to NSF’s mission. This review will take place in 2016 and include input from all relevant stakeholders.  More information will be forthcoming.

PAPPG Update: NSF released an updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. To see all the significant changes, click here.

Opportunities to Serve in CISE

Join CISE in leading the frontiers of computing.  We are currently seeking:

Hear a testimonial from CISE Division Director, Keith Marzullo on serving at NSF and read more about NSF’s temporary/rotator programs.

Perspectives from CISE Leadership

Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on going beyond today’s Internet.

Jim Kurose, CISE AD, shares information about the FY 2016 Budget Request.

Jan Cuny, Program Director for Computer Science Education and Workforce Development, shares her thoughts on expanding access to computer science courses.

Keith Marzullo, Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on Cyber-Physical Systems.

New Dear Colleague Letters
  • Enabling US-Netherlands Collaboration for Privacy Research (NSF 16-027)  More...
  • Supplements to Connect CISE, EHR, and ENG Projects to Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF 16-020) More...
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity (NSF 16-019)  More...
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (NSF 16-018)  More....
  • Request for Information (RFI) on Science Drivers Requiring Capable Exascale High Performance Computing (NSF 16-008) More....
  • Optics and Photonics (NSF 16-004) More....
  • Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities (NSF 15-120) More....
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals Under the US NSF/CISE/CCF - US/Isreal BSF international Opportunity (NSF 15-118) More...
  • Self-Monitoring and Self-Assessing Intelligent Systems Research for the CISE/IIS Robust Intelligence Core Program (NSF 15-112) More...
  • Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation (NSF 15-086)  More...
  • Conducting "Future Cloud" Research:  Leveraging NSFFutureCloud Experimental Infrastructure in Research Proposals (NSF 15-081) More....
  • Announcement of Changes to Submission Windows for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate's Core Programs as well as the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program (NSF 15-079)  More....
  • ACI and Career (NSF 15-072)  More....
  • Cybermanufacturing Systems (NSF 15-061) More...
  • Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) (NSF 15-053)  More…..
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (NSF 15-041)  More...
  • I/UCRC Clusters for Grand Challenges (NSF 15-034)  More...
  • Computing About the Ebola Virus (NSF 15-017)  More...
  • CPS EAGERs Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge (NSF 15-015)  More...
  • Stimulating Collaboration Between United States and European Union Robotics Researchers (NSF 15-011)  More...
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC - US-Isreal BSF International Opportunity (NSF 14-104) More….
  • Opportunity for Support of Innovative Managing Director Models in I/UCRC Organizations (NSF 14-029)  More.....
  • Research on Privacy in Today's Networked World (NSF 14-021)  More.... 
  • Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition (NSF 14-019) More...
  • SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists (NSF 14-016)  More...
  • US Ignite:  Seeking Next-Generation Public Sector Applications for Ultra-Fast, Programmable Networks (NSF 13-121)  More.....
  • OFR-NSF Partnership in Support of Research Collaborations in Finance Informatics (NSF 13-093)  More... 

All CISE Dear Colleague Letters can be found at:  http://www.nsf.gov/cise/dcl/

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
(NSF  16-512) Posted November 9, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications
(NSF  16-510) Posted October 30, 2015

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  16-508) Posted October 20, 2015

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
(NSF  16-507) Posted October 19, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
(NSF  15-610) Letter of Intent: December 2, 2015

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: December 3, 2015, All proposals to the Division of Physics

CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
(NSF  15-512) Full Proposal: December 7, 2015

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: December 7, 2015, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: December 9, 2015, All proposals to the Division of Mathematical Sciences

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News See All
a doctor examining a patient Big Data to individualize management of chronic diseases
Released November 23, 2015
Science Nation
Visualization of 3-D Cerebellar Cortex model 10 ways advanced computing catalyzes science
Released November 18, 2015
Press Release
Sean Mealin and Simba New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs
Released November 16, 2015
News From the Field
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Released November 12, 2015
Press Release
Discoveries See All
3-d graphic with a cube shape showing a probabilistic model Learning from distributed data
CAREER awardee develops mathematical and computational methods to analyze de-centralized information
Released  November 17, 2015

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Research examines how customers feel about key part of smart grid
Released  October 27, 2015

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Researchers from the University of Washington identify vulnerabilities in automobiles and medical devices and design tools to prevent data tracking
Released  October 23, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

November 30, 2015
Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications Webinar

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Expeditions in Computing
National Robotics Initiative
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
STEM + Computing Partnerships
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Cyberlearning Webinar Series
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CISE Strategic Plan for Broadening Participation
Keith Marzullo on Serving in CISE
Cybersecurity Ideas Lab Report
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