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Division of Computer and Network Systems

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Name Email Phone Room
Jack  Brassil (703) 292-8950  1175  
Darleen  L. Fisher (703) 292-8950  1175  
Samee  U. Khan (703) 292-8950  1175  
Sandip  Kundu (703) 292-8950  1175  
Mimi  McClure (703) 292-8950  1175  
Thyaga  Nandagopal (703) 292-8950  1175  
Yan  Solihin (703) 292-8950  1175  
Ann  C. Von Lehmen (703) 292-8950  1175  


Solicitation  17-570

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
  • Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
  • Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

CSR proposals must be in the Small or Medium classes only; NeTS proposals may be in the Small, Medium, or Large class.

A more complete description of the three project classes can be found in Section II. Program Description of this document.



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program