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Computer and Network Systems : Core Programs, Large

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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.

Supports collaborative research addressing problems in computing and networking technologies that are well suited to an integrated, systems-oriented approach.


CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. This solicitation invites proposals tackling ambitious problems in computing and networking that are well suited to an integrated systems-oriented approach. Teams should consist of two or more investigators (PI, co-PI(s), or other Senior Personnel) with complementary skillsets, and a team of students and/or postdoctoral researchers. 

Proposals can have total budgets from $1,200,001 - $3,000,000 with durations up to five years.  

Program contacts

Erik Brunvand
Point of Contact, CNS Core
cns-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
Ann C. Von Lehmen
Point of Contact, CNS Core
cns-core@nsf.gov (703) 292-4756 CISE/CNS

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