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Computer and Information Science and Engineering : Core Programs

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 24-589 for the latest version.

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.


The NSF CISE Directorate supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure, through the following core programs:

Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF):

  • Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program;
  • Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET) program; and
  • Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS):

  • CNS Core (CNS Core) program.

Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS):

  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC) program (formerly the Cyber-Human Systems [CHS] program);
  • Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC):

  • OAC Core Research (OAC Core) program;


Proposers are invited to submit proposals in several project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects -- up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to CCF, CNS, and IIS;
  • Medium Projects -- $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years: projects in this class may be submitted to CCF, CNS, and IIS only; and
  • OAC Core Projects -- up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to OAC only.

A more complete description of these project classes can be found in Section II. Program Description of this document.

Program contacts

Tracy J. Kimbrel
Point of Contact, Algorithmic Foundations (AF)
ccf-af@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Phillip A. Regalia
Point of Contact, Communications and Information Foundations (CIF)
ccf-cif@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Mitra Basu
Point of Contact, Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET)
ccf-fet@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Almadena Y. Chtchelkanova
Point of Contact, Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)
ccf-shf@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Erik Brunvand
Point of Contact, CNS Core (CNS Core)
cns-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
Ann C. Von Lehmen
Point of Contact, CNS Core (CNS Core)
cns-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-4756 CISE/CNS
Ephraim P. Glinert
Point of Contact, Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
iis-hcc@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Sylvia J. Spengler
Point of Contact, Information Integration and Informatics (III)
iis-iii@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Jie Yang
Point of Contact, Robust Intelligence (RI)
iis-ri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930 CISE/IIS
Alan Sussman
Point of Contact, OAC Core Research (OAC Core)
oac-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-7563 CISE/OAC

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