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High Performance Network Connections - 2003  (HPNC)

This program has been archived.

See program guidelines for contact information.


Solicitation  03-529

Important Information for Proposers

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.




The purpose of this program is to:

  1. enable research and education at the forefront of science and engineering via the establishment of high performance (45mbits per second or greater) Internet connections to a national research network;               
  2. prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and other researchers, especially individuals in traditionally underserved groups, to use advanced networking in support of discovery, learning and innovation.

Institutions in EPSCoR ( states as well as minority serving institutions are encouraged to submit to this program.

Note:  One-day workshops on proposal writing for this program will be held prior to the deadline date.  Contact the Cognizant Program Officer for more information.

Advanced Networking Resources

Other potential funding sources

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program