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Theoretical Foundations (TF07)

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This document has been archived.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


One of the defining features of the new CISE organization is the introduction of clusters; cohesive units formed by combining several (partial) programs that share a common theme and/or have significant overlap. The TF 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, numerical/geometrical/symbolic modeling/analysis and optimization theories and techniques, mathematics, and application areas to bear on fundamental problems throughout science and engineering.

The TF cluster encompasses the research areas covered by the former programs: communications research, numeric symbolic graphic computation, signal processing, and theory of computing. For the foreseeable future, TF will continue to encourage the submission of proposals from the research communities that were served formerly by these programs. The cluster also 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.

Program contacts

The primary contacts for the five components are:

* Communications Research: Sirin Tekinay;

* Computational Geometry and Symbolic and Algebraic Computation: Robert Grafton;

* Numerical Computing and Optimization: E.K. Park;

* Signal Processing Systems: John Cozzens; and,

* Theory of Computing: William Steiger.


* Cross-Cluster Activities and Beyond: Cognizant PD’s; and,

* SING: Sirin Tekinay.

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John H. Cozzens
Program Director
jcozzens@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Robert Grafton
Program Director
rgrafton@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Eun Park
Program Director
epark@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
William Steiger
Program Director
wsteiger@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910
Sirin Tekinay
Program Director
stekinay@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 OD/OISE

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