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Division of Computer and Network Systems

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Name Email Phone Room
John T. "Jack"  Brassil (703) 292-8950   
Darleen  L. Fisher (703) 292-8950   
Monisha  Ghosh 703-292-8746   
Samee  Khan (703) 292-8061   
Sandip  Kundu (703) 292-8950   
Mimi  McClure (703) 292-5197   
Matt  Mutka 703-292-7344   
Ann  C. Von Lehmen (703) 292-4756   


Solicitation  18-569

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.




CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.

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.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program