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Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Name Email Phone Room
Almadena  Y. Chtchelkanova (703) 292-8910  1115  
Tracy  Kimbrel (703) 292-8910  1115  
Phillip  Regalia (703) 292-8910  1115  

In addition to the Program Officers identified as program points of contact above, the following CCF Program Officers also support CCF core programs as indicated below:

Algorithmic Foundations (AF)

Communications and Information Foundations (CIF)

  • D. Richard Brown, (703) 292-8910,, Room 1115
  • John Cozzens, (703) 292-8910,, Room 1115

Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)


Solicitation  17-571

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Window

    September 20, 2017 - September 27, 2017


    November 1, 2017 - November 15, 2017



CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

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

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

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

CCF proposals must be in the Small or Medium classes only.


Algorithmic Foundations

Communications and Information Foundations

Software and Hardware Foundations

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program