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Division of Computer and Network Systems

Networking Research Program  (NR)


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Solicitation  02-123

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.




This Networking Research program seeks to establish a sound scientific foundation and technological basis needed to facilitate the efficient transfer of information through large-scale, high-speed networks and enable new kinds of communications-oriented service protocols and architectures in highly heterogeneous and ubiquitous networking and distributed environments. The focus will be on the capability to securely and robustly accommodate extreme ranges of user demands and quality of service requirements. This research is needed to build the next generation communications and networking infrastructure required for a current and future, highly connected, IT-enabled society. The program seeks to fund innovative research that spans the entire spectrum, from network design and performance evaluation to middleware and software frameworks capable of providing the security assurances and adaptability necessary to support various types of distributed applications and application oriented network services, as well as tools and analytical models for managing and analyzing large-scale, highly complex networks.   

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program