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Harriet G. Taylor
htaylor@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8950
Room 1175

Sankar Basu
sabasu@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8910
Room 1115

Mimi McClure
mmcclure@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8950
Room 1145

Chris Clifton
cclifton@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8930
Room 1125

Solicitation 15-590

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date:  November 10, 2015

Second Tuesday in November, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 20, 2016

Third Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.

The CRI program supports two classes of awards:

  • Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards support the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at the awardee and collaborating institutions.
  • Community Infrastructure (CI) awards support the planning (CI-P) for new CISE community research infrastructure, the creation of new (CI-NEW) CISE research infrastructure, the enhancement (CI-EN) of existing CISE infrastructure, or the sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of existing CISE community infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee institutions. Each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is (are) well positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals.

Major Research Instrumentation Program
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Additional Funding Opportunities for the CCF Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the IIS Community
Computing Research Infrastructure Cluster
Research Infrastructure Program

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

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