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Computer and Information Science and Engineering : Core Programs

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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports research on algorithms, communications and information systems, emerging technologies, software, hardware, computer and network systems, human-centered computing, information integration and informatics, robust intelligence and cyberinfrastructure.


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:

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):

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS):

  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC) program;
  • Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC):

  • OAC Core Research (OAC Core) program;


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

  • Small Projects -- up to $600,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to CCF, CNS, and IIS only;
  • Medium Projects -- $600,001 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
  • OAC Core Projects -- up to $600,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to OAC only.

A more complete description of these project classes can be found in Section II. Program Description of this document.


Program contacts

Mitra Basu
Point of Contact, Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET)
ccf-fet@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Almadena Y. Chtchelkanova
Point of Contact, Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)
ccf-shf@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Dan R. Cosley
Point of Contact, Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
iis-hcc@nsf.gov (703) 292-8832 CISE/IIS
Tracy J. Kimbrel
Point of Contact, Algorithmic Foundations (AF)
ccf-af@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Marilyn M. Mcclure
Point of Contact, Computer Systems Research (CSR)
cns-csr@nsf.gov (703) 292-5197 CISE/CNS
Hector Munoz-Avila
Point of Contact, Information Integration and Informatics (III)
iis-iii@nsf.gov (703) 292-4481 CISE/IIS
Seung-Jong Park
Point of Contact, OAC Core Research (OAC Core)
oac-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-4383 CISE/OAC
Phillip A. Regalia
Point of Contact, Communications and Information Foundations (CIF)
ccf-cif@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Ann C. Von Lehmen
Point of Contact, CNS Core (CNS Core)
cns-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-4756 CISE/CNS
Jie Yang
Point of Contact, Robust Intelligence (RI)
iis-ri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS

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