Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs

Name Email Phone Room
Alan  Sussman (703) 292-7563   
Anindya  Banerjee (703) 292-8910   
Mitra  Basu (703) 292-8910   
Tracy  J. Kimbrel (703) 292-8910   
Phillip  A. Regalia (703) 292-8910   
Ann  C. Von Lehmen (703) 292-4756   
Samee  U. Khan (703) 292-8950   
Ephraim  P. Glinert (703) 292-8930   
Sylvia  J. Spengler (703) 292-8930   
Jie  Yang (703) 292-8930   


Solicitation  19-589

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Window

    September 7, 2020 - September 14, 2020

        MEDIUM projects

    September 16, 2020 - September 23, 2020

        LARGE projects

    October 29, 2020 - November 12, 2020

        SMALL projects


The NSF CISE Directorate supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure, through the following core programs:

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC):

  • OAC Core Research (OAC Core) program;

Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF):

  • Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program;
  • Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET) program; and
  • Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program;

Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS):

  • CNS Core (CNS Core) program;

Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS):

  • Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
  • Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

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

  • Small Projects -- up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to OAC, CCF, CNS, and IIS;
  • Medium Projects -- $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years: projects in this class may be submitted to CCF, CNS, and IIS only; and
  • Large Projects -- $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years: projects in this class may be submitted to CNS only.

A more complete description of these 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