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Division of Computer and Network Systems
Future Internet Architectures -- Next Phase (FIA-NP)
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
Continuing its long-standing commitment of supporting groundbreaking research in large-scale networking systems, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites research teams to submit innovative and creative proposals that leverage and enhance existing Future Internet Architecture (FIA) designs and seek to create and demonstrate prototype systems that will be tested and evaluated in one or more relevant environments. Proposing teams should include individuals with expertise in a range of relevant disciplines and/or research areas, from the theoretical to experimental to those working in application domains, in order to address the requirements of a FIA and successfully satisfy the goals of a functioning prototype FIA.