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Theoretical Foundations (TF)

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This document has been archived.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.


The Theoretical Foundations (TF) cluster is the sucessor to the Formal and Mathematical Foundations cluster which was described in the solicitation, NSF 04-520. Projects supported in the TF cluster seek to determine inherent limits of computation and communication, and to obtain optimal solutions within those limits. They address fundamental issues of information science and technology, both within computation and communications and at the interface between these and other disciplines. The cluster is broadly concerned with problems of information processing that fall within the extremes of purely theoretical studies and applications within disciplines. Research and education projects sponsored by the cluster bring advanced capabilities from computer science, scientific computing, communication theory, signal processing theory, mathematics, and application areas to bear on fundamental problems throughout science and engineering. The cluster also solicits proposals to produce innovative curricula or educational materials to help advance the training of new experts in theoretical foundations of computing and communication.

Program contacts

John H. Cozzens
Program Director
jcozzens@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
David Du
Program Director
ddu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950
Robert B. Grafton
Program Director
rgrafton@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910

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