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Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs


Name Email Phone Room
Almadena  Y. Chtchelkanova achtchel@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910   
John  H. Cozzens jcozzens@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910  1115  
Tracy  Kimbrel tkimbrel@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910   

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)

Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)


Solicitation  15-573

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.


Full Proposal Window:  November 4, 2015 - November 18, 2015

SMALL Projects

November 4 - November 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window:  September 10, 2016 - September 16, 2016

MEDIUM Projects

September 10 - September 16, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window:  September 18, 2016 - September 26, 2016

LARGE Projects

September 18 - September 24, Annually Thereafter


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 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.

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



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


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