Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Crosscutting Programs

Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Stefan  A. Robila Amy  Walton CISE/OAC
Tevfik  Kosar CISE/OAC Alan  Sussman CISE/OAC
Peter  H. McCartney BIO/DBI Almadena  Y. Chtchelkanova CISE/CCF
Sol  Greenspan CISE/CCF Sylvia  Spengler CISE/IIS
Amarda  Shehu CISE/IIS Abiodun  Ilumoka EHR/DUE
Ronald  Joslin ENG/CBET Shahab  Shojaei-Zadeh ENG/CBET
Joanne  D. Culbertson ENG/CMMI Mohammod  Ali
Eric  DeWeaver GEO/AGS Eva  E. Zanzerkia GEO/EAR
Sean  C. Kennan GEO/OCE Marc  Stieglitz GEO/OPP
Nigel  A. Sharp MPS/AST Richard  Dawes MPS/CHE
Daryl  W. Hess MPS/DMR Christopher  W. Stark MPS/DMS
Vyacheslav (Slava)  Lukin MPS/PHY Bogdan  Mihaila CISE/OAC
Pedro  Marronetti MPS/PHY Cheryl  L. Eavey SBE/SES


Solicitation  20-592

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure (CI). This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.

The CSSI umbrella program anticipates two classes of awards:

  • Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need, and that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.
  • Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, and resulting in a sustainable community framework providing CI services to a diverse community or communities.

Prospective Principal Investigators (PIs) should be aware that this is a multi-directorate activity and that they are encouraged to submit proposals with broad, interdisciplinary interests. Further, not all divisions are participating at the same level and division-specific priorities differ. Prospective PIs should also refer to the directorate/division-specific descriptions contained in Section II of this solicitation.

Finally, it is strongly recommended that prospective PIs contact program officer(s) from the list of Cognizant Program Officers in the division(s) that typically support the scientists and engineers who would make use of the proposed work, to gain insight into the priorities for the relevant areas of science and engineering to which their proposals should be responsive. As part of contacting Cognizant Program Officers, prospective PIs are also encouraged to ascertain that the focus and budget of their proposed work are appropriate for this solicitation.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program