The intent of the Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF) solicitation is to provide the NSF-sponsored atmospheric sciences research community with access to specialized instrumentation for field and laboratory-based studies. The CIF solicitation requests proposals from instrument and facility providers who will make their equipment available for community use through an NSF-defined request process. Support will be provided for limited technician time, minor upgrades, and travel for outreach.
The Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF) solicitation is intended to expand the suite of instruments and facilities available to the atmospheric science community supported by NSF. Proposals funded through this solicitation will promote research, education, and outreach in areas currently supported by programs in the Atmosphere Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS). Detailed descriptions of research programs of the Atmosphere Section are available at - https://www.nsf.gov/funding/programs.jsp?org=AGS