Computer and Network Systems : Core Programs, Large

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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 collaborative research addressing problems in computing and networking technologies that are well suited to an integrated, systems-oriented approach.


CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. This solicitation invites proposals tackling ambitious problems in computing and networking that are well suited to an integrated systems-oriented approach. Teams should consist of two or more investigators (PI, co-PI(s), or other Senior Personnel) with complementary skillsets, and a team of students and/or postdoctoral researchers. 

Proposals can have total budgets from $1,200,001 - $3,000,000 with durations up to five years.  

Program contacts

Erik Brunvand
Point of Contact, CNS Core (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
Ann C. Von Lehmen
Point of Contact, CNS Core (703) 292-4756 CISE/CNS

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