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Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 23-517 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.

Supports research on securing scientific data, workflows and infrastructure in three focus areas: usable and collaborative security for science; reference scientific security datasets; and discovery of scientific infrastructure vulnerabilities.


The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate solutions that benefit the broader scientific community by securing science data, workflows, and infrastructure. CICI recognizes the unique nature of modern, distributed, and rapid collaborative science and the breadth of security expertise, infrastructure and requirements among different practitioners, researchers, and scientific projects. CICI seeks proposals in three program areas:

1.     Usable and Collaborative Security for Science (UCSS):  Projects in this program area should support novel and applied security and usability research that facilitates scientific collaboration, encourages the adoption of security into the scientific workflow, and helps create a holistic, integrated security environment that spans the entire scientific cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

2.     Reference Scientific Security Datasets (RSSD): Projects in this program area should leverage instrumented cyberinfrastructure to capture scientific workflows and workloads as reference data artifacts that can help support reproducible security research, testing and evaluation.

3.     Transition to Cyberinfrastructure Resilience (TCR): Projects in this program area should improve the robustness and resilience of scientific cyberinfrastructure through testing, evaluation, hardening, validation, and technology transition of novel cybersecurity research.

Program contacts

Robert Beverly
Program Director
rbeverly@nsf.gov (703) 292-7068 CISE/OAC
Kevin Thompson
Program Director, CISE/OAC
kthompso@nsf.gov (703) 292-4220 CISE/OAC

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