Purpose of Grant: Computer & Information Science & Engineering’s (CISE’s) Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.
Project Period: Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows: Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.
Application Due Date:
Small project 11/1/18- 11/15/18, Medium and Large project 9/24/18- 10/2/18 or Small project 10/31/19- 11/14/19, Medium project 9/9/19- 9/16/19, Large project 9/18/19- 9/25/19
Project Description: The CNS core program deals with all aspects of computer and network systems. Research of interest for this solicitation: Explores fundamental principles and creates innovative technologies, protocols, and systems that define the future or—more realistically—harness current and emerging technologies, trends, and applications; Produces practical abstractions, techniques, tools, artifacts, or datasets that address/enhance both general and functional requirements such as those outlined above; Reflects a clear understanding of what each component does and how it interfaces with the rest of the system and the environment; Disseminates artifacts in such a way that others can repeat, reproduce, validate, or otherwise verify the results.
Eligible Applicants: Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US.
Funding: up to $500,000 to 3,000,000 depending on the size of the project.