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Research Infrastructure Program

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.


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.

Research Infrastructure Program Staff

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