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CRII Program Webinar

About the series

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites you to attend a webinar to learn more about its recently released solicitation, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)) (see NSF 15-569; http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504952&ods_key=nsf15569).

The CRII solicitation seeks to support new faculty by encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD. CISE will award grants to initiate the course of one’s independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one’s career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in an academic position after the PhD. To be eligible, the PI may not yet have received any other grants in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any institution or agency, including from the CAREER program or any other award post-PhD. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Post-doctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. For PIs at undergraduate institutions, the funds may be used to support undergraduate students.

This webinar is designed to describe the goals and focus of the CRII solicitation, help investigators understand its scope, and answer any questions potential PIs may have. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be made available prior to the webinar (see below); PIs are encouraged to review that list prior to the event.

The webinar will be held from 1pm to 2pm EDT on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Questions about the solicitation can be submitted in advance or during the webinar to crii@nsf.gov .

Please register at https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/j.php?RGID=r4d820b398a3e1aec80d02df923131838 by 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, August 4, 2014.

After your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a URL to join the meeting. Please be sure to join a few minutes before the start of the webinar. This system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, your acceptance message will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining. Please note that this registration is a manual process; therefore, do not expect an immediate acceptance. In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.

The webinar presentation, audio file and transcript will be available below under "Public Attachments" after webinar is over.  You can view these files and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the CRII web page at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15087/nsf15087.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please e-mail crii@nsf.gov.

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