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NSF and CISE information related to Hurricane Harvey

September 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

NSF logoThe following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). 

Dear CISE Community,

Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  We want to take this opportunity to share important information posted by NSF, which includes a notice announcing NSF’s intent to extend proposal submission and other administrative deadlines for those affected (also included below), as well as a Dear Colleague Letter calling for research to address the challenges related to this storm.

For those affected by Harvey, we in CISE want to assure you that we are prepared to be as flexible and accommodating as possible.  NSF plans to extend the end dates of existing awards to institutions in the disaster area for awards that are scheduled to expire before October 1, 2017.  There are also a number of CISE programs with forthcoming submission windows/deadlines before October 1, 2017, and we want to encourage those of you who were planning to submit proposals to those programs and affected by Harvey to contact your Program Director to discuss the timing of your submission as soon as practicable. CISE-led programs with forthcoming submission windows/deadlines before October 1, 2017, include:

There are other NSF programs with forthcoming submission windows/deadlines before October 1, 2017, to which CISE principal investigators may be interested in submitting; again, please contact the cognizant Program Director(s).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your cognizant Program Directors.  We are committed to supporting the outstanding science, engineering, and education research efforts from the CISE community and, as always, look forward to working with you.


Jim and Erwin

Jim Kurose, Assistant Director (AD) of NSF for CISE
Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy AD of NSF for CISE

NSF and CISE information related to Hurricane Harvey

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