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Networking Research Program (NR)

Status: Archived

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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 Networking Research program seeks to establish a sound scientific foundation and technological basis needed to facilitate the efficient transfer of information through large-scale, high-speed networks and enable new kinds of communications-oriented service protocols and architectures in highly heterogeneous and ubiquitous networking and distributed environments. The focus will be on the capability to securely and robustly accommodate extreme ranges of user demands and quality of service requirements. This research is needed to build the next generation communications and networking infrastructure required for a current and future, highly connected, IT-enabled society. The program seeks to fund innovative research that spans the entire spectrum, from network design and performance evaluation to middleware and software frameworks capable of providing the security assurances and adaptability necessary to support various types of distributed applications and application oriented network services, as well as tools and analytical models for managing and analyzing large-scale, highly complex networks.   

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