Research Infrastructure Program

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.


Experimental infrastructure plays a central role in enabling transformative research and innovation at the frontiers of computing and discovery, and in providing unique learning opportunities for current and future generations of computing researchers and educators. Cognizant of the diversity of research infrastructure needs in the CISE community, this program provides support for the acquisition, enhancement, and operation of forefront computing research infrastructure and experimental facilities for all CISE research and education areas. Supported facilities range from instrumentation needed by a few projects to major experimental facilities for an entire department. Support is also provided to enhance the computational and human infrastructure in minority-serving institutions and to support the equipment needs of collaborative, distributed research projects. A goal for the coming year is to support a wider range of infrastructure needs, research projects, and institutions.

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