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Theoretical Foundations 2008 (TF08)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 24-572 and NSF 24-589 for the latest documents.

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.

Program Solicitation


The Theoretical Foundations (TF) program supports basic research into the central issues underlying computer and information science and technology.  Research and education projects sponsored by the program strengthen the intellectual foundations of algorithms and theoretical computer science, cryptography, network and communication theory, information theory, numeric and scientific computing, signal processing, and geometric algorithms, and bring advanced mathematical capabilities from these areas to bear on fundamental problems throughout science and engineering.  The program encourages investigators to include in their proposals innovative curricula or educational materials to help advance the training of new experts in the cognate areas served by TF.

The TF program will support a number of new projects in FY 2008, ranging from modest projects with average annual budgets of $60,000 all the way through well-integrated, multi-investigator projects with annual budgets in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range.

Program contacts

Richard Beigel
Theory of Computing
rbeigel@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
John Cozzens
Signal Processing Systems
jcozzens@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Lenore Mullin
Numeric, Symbolic & Geometric Computing
lmullin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Robert Grafton
Numeric, Symbolic & Geometric Computing
rgrafton@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Eun Park
Scientific Foundations for Internet's Next Generation (SING)
epark@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Sirin Tekinay
Communications Research, SING
stekinay@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 OD/OISE

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