Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
April 2016 - Attention CAREER applicants and those submitting proposals to ECCS core programs: ECCS has updated its program descriptions for EPMD, CCSS, and EPCN to include new Program Directors and additional topic areas. As such, the program announcement numbers have been updated from PD 13-1517 (EPMD), PD 13-7564 (CCSS) and PD 13-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to PD 16-1517 (EPMD), PD 16-7564 (CCSS) and PD 16-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to reflect these additions. These new announcement numbers are available in Fastlane and Grants.gov for proposal submissions.
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Apply to PD 16-7564 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)
Important Information for Proposers
ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.
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
October 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018
October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter
ECCS Submission Window
Supplement Deadline Date
April 2, 2018
April 1, Annually Thereafter
ECCS REU/RET Supplements
Please read ECCS Proposal Window and Submission Information for further details and exceptions regarding full proposal submissions to the Division.
The Division deadline for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplements is April 1st unless this date occurs on a federal holiday or weekend. Please note: The ECCS Division has established an $8,000.00 REU limit per student. Please contact your Program Director for further details.
The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative engineering research. CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS supports innovative research and integrated educational activities in micro- and nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), communications and sensing systems, and cyber-physical systems. The goal is to design, develop, and implement new complex and hybrid systems at all scales, including nano and macro, that lead to innovative engineering principles and solutions for a variety of application domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, medicine, environmental and biological monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, intelligent transportation, manufacturing, energy, and smart buildings. CCSS also supports integration technologies at both intra- and inter- chip levels, new and advanced radio frequency (RF), millimeter wave and optical wireless and hybrid communications systems architectures, and sensing and imaging at terahertz (THz) frequencies.
Proposals for the CCSS program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.
Areas of interest include:
- RF, Analog, and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits and Systems
- RF, Microwave, Millimeter-Wave and THz Technology
- Energy-Efficient, Low-Noise, Reconfigurable Electronics
- Antennas and Wave Propagation for Communications and Sensing
- High-Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of Electronic, Photonic and Electromagnetic Systems
- RF/Wireless, Optical, and Hybrid Communications and Networking
- Integrated Sensing, Communication, and Computational Systems
- Spectrum Access and Spectrum Sharing, Cognitive Radio
- Signal Processing and Compressive Sampling
- Cyber Physical Systems and Security
- Micro, Nano, and Bio Systems (MEMS/NEMS)
- Chemical, Biological, and Physical Sensors, Sensors and Actuators, and Electronic Interfaces
- Ultra-Low Power Wearable and Implantable Sensing and Imaging Systems
- Real-Time Monitoring and Stimulation of the Brain and Other Body Functions in Natural Environments