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NSF CISE Funding Opportunities

October 17th, 2014 / in Announcements, awards, NSF / by Helen Wright


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computing & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) has a number of new funding opportunities.

National Robotics Initiative
(NSF  15-505)  Full Proposal Due: January 14, 2015

The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people.  It will development the next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas.

Major Research Instrumentation Program
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal Due: January 22, 2015

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  14-611)  See previous CCC blog post for more information.

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
(NSF  14-610)  Letter of Intent Due: December 3, 2014, Full Proposal Due: January 28, 2015

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships.  These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system.

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
(NSF  14-602) Letter of Intent Due: October 28, 2014, Full Proposal Due: November 26, 2014

The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate is launching a multi-year initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century. Professional Formation of Engineers refers to the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become engineers.

There are also a number of upcoming deadlines from current programs.

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Preliminary Proposal: October 21, 2014, Full Proposal Due: May 15, 2015

NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy
(NSF  14-571) Full Proposal Due: October 28, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Due: October 29, 2014

For all CISE programs and Dear Colleague Letters, see the CISE website.



NSF CISE Funding Opportunities