Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program (CISE-MSI Program)

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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.

Supports capacity building in computer and information science and engineering at historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.


With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is continuing its support of research expansion for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The goal of the CISE-MSI program is to broaden participation by increasing the number of CISE-funded research projects from MSIs and to develop research capacity toward successful submissions to core CISE programs. MSIs are central to inclusive excellence: they foster innovation, cultivate current and future undergraduate and graduate computer and information science and engineering talent, and bolster long-term U.S. competitiveness.  For the purposes of this solicitation, MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal College & Universities (TCUs). 



Program contacts

Subrata Acharya
Lead, Program Director, CISE/CNS (703) 292-2451 CISE/CNS
Michelle L. Rogers
Program Director, CISE/CNS (703) 292-7786
Ephraim P. Glinert
Program Director, CISE/IIS (703) 292-4341 CISE/IIS
James E. Fowler
Program Director, CISE/CCF (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Deepankar Medhi
Program Director, CISE/CNS (703) 292-2935 CISE/CNS
Juan J. Li
Program Director, CISE/OAC (703) 292-2625 CISE/OAC

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