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CISE AD Issues Letter to Community on Submission Dates

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

National Science Foundation (NSF)National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) James Kurose has issued the following letter to the community describing the change to NSF CISE core and SaTC proposal submission dates:

Dear Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community,

I’m writing to highlight an important change that will affect proposal submissions to a number of  CISE programs this coming fall.  Specifically, CISE has revised the submission windows for its core programs as well as the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program for the 2015-16 academic year. These changes were announced in a recent Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 15-079), and have been reflected in program solicitations that posted earlier this week. The following submission windows have been announced:

  • Medium and Large projects: September 2015 (Medium projects September 10-16 and Large projects September 18-24); and
  • Small projects: November 4-18, 2015.

The complete list of programs that will use these revised submission windows is as follows:

Note that the revised windows apply only to the programs listed above, and therefore do not apply, for example, to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) or CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) programs.

The changes are being made to ease the burden for the CISE community – those who submit proposals and those who participate in the merit review process – and for NSF staff processing proposals prior to the end of the fiscal year.

For complete details, please see the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 15-079) and the individual solicitations.

I also want to bring to your attention to CISE’s Guidance for Data Management Plans, which was updated earlier this spring.  This update sought to align our guidance with the latest information in the Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).  In addition, a section providing “Additional Guidance on Selecting or Evaluating a Repository” was added; we hope this will be of use to you as you develop your data management plans.

Investments in CISE research, education, and infrastructure have returned exceptional dividends to society.  To maintain this impact and to meet the interests of the public, we are committed to thoughtful consideration of plans for dissemination and sharing of data and research products.

I invite you to work with CISE to continue to demonstrate that computer and information science and engineering is intellectually exciting, highly creative, and interactive – with the power to change the world for decades to come.



Jim Kurose
Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, CISE

CISE AD Issues Letter to Community on Submission Dates