Infrastructure Support Branch
WHAT WE DO
The Infrastructure Support Branch is responsible for negotiating, awarding, administering, and monitoring complex cooperative agreements at the U.S. National Science Foundation.
These cooperative agreements support state-of-the-art instrumentation, multi-user research facilities and other infrastructure in science and engineering — from telescopes and research vessels to distributed instrumentation networks.
Major facilities and other research infrastructure.
Learn about facilities and other research infrastructure supported by NSF.Learn more.
WHO WE ARE
Branch Chief: Deanna DiGiovanna (Acting)
Oversees NSF's Infrastructure Support Branch.
- NSF 21-107, Research Infrastructure Guide (RIG) - December 2021: NSF's guidance for full life-cycle oversight of major facilities and mid-scale projects.
- Map of NSF's major research infrastructure: Explore NSF's investments in major research infrastructure, from observatories and world-class computer facilities to ocean observatories.
- Tutorial: NSF's financial data collection tool: Watch this 24-minute tutorial for applicants and awardees of NSF major facilities awards.