NSF Announces $26 Million Solicitation for Projects That Advance Innovative Computational Thinking
Total cyber-enabled discovery and innovation spending to reach $52 million this year
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a solicitation for projects to advance innovative computational thinking, the newest multidisciplinary, multiyear initiative called Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).
CDI research outcomes are expected to produce paradigm shifts in our understanding of a wide range of science and engineering phenomena and socio-technical innovations that create new wealth and enhance the national quality of life.
Funding for this first project will range from $26 to $52 million, NSF's commitment to the CDI initiative for fiscal year 2008, and is expected to grow $50 million in each of the next five years. With this investment, NSF wishes to attract researchers to create revolutionary science and engineering research outcomes made possible by innovations and advances in "computational thinking," defined comprehensively as computational concepts, methods, models, algorithms, and tools.
CDI seeks ambitious, transformative, multidisciplinary research proposals within or across the following three thematic areas:
A competitive CDI proposal will:
For additional information about CDI, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/cdi/index.jsp.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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