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NSF CAREER Program in Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)

May 8th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from Sushil K. Prasad in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you of ACI’s emerging CAREER program for junior faculty members in the wider computational science and engineering disciplines (NSF 15-555).  Please see NSF’s Dear Colleague Letter about this program.  CAREER is the most prestigious NSF award supporting the junior faculty as a teacher-scholar with a minimum award of $400K over five years.  Top 20 of these awardees are nominated each year for the Presidential Early Career Awards.  The proposals are due on July 21, 2015.

Please help disseminate within your institution by directing this program to the STEM departments and to your Sponsored Research Office, and encourage your younger colleagues to consider this program (and feel free to cc me).  For effective outreach to the specialized computational/data-enabled research communities, I will appreciate getting connected to the mailing list coordinators of the relevant journals, conferences, workshops, and professional associations.

A related ACI program for supporting Independent research for faculty or research scientists in their first two years who have not received any grant as a PI is CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII – NSF 14-562). It funds around $150K for 2 years and typically has a September deadline.Questions on ACI’s CAREER or CRII program may be directed to me at


Sushil Prasad
CISE/ACI, National Science Foundation
NSF CAREER Program in Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)