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CISE Research Resources (CISE-RR)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


This program is designed to increase the capability and capacity to carry out basic research in information technology at U.S. institutions. The program supports the acquisition and/or development of advanced resources for research and integrated research/education activities. Resources may include research equipment, instrumentation, software, data repositories or services. Resources supported under this program are those generally not supported by other programs, because of cost, complexity, level of shared use or other reasons. The Program has three parts: 

  • CISE Instrumentation. Grants for the acquisition and purchase of research resources in areas of science or engineering supported in the CISE Directorate. These research resources should be required for at least two research projects and no more than four research projects. 
  • Collaborative Research Resources [no awards in FY2001]. Grants to support the establishment, enhancement, and operation of major resources for multi-investigator, synergistic research or integrated research/education. Awards may be for activities solely within a single academic department, activities drawing from several departments in a single institution, and activities spanning several different institutions.
  • Distributed Research Resources. Grants for the establishment and maintenance of unique, geograpically distributed resources that, once established, can be accessed remotely by CISE researchers around the country.

 In each of these programs, interdisciplinary activities are strongly encouraged, but emphasis should be on advancing knowledge and increasing capacity for research in areas of science and engineering supported by CISE. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, minority institutions and researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. 

Program contacts

Rita V. Rodriguez
Program Manager
rrodrigu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950

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