Purpose of Grant: Computer & Information Science & Engineering’s (CISE’s) Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in four core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; The Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.
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
Application Due Date:
Small project 11/1/18- 11/15/18, Medium 9/24/18- 10/2/18 or Small project 10/31/19- 11/14/19, Medium project 9/9/19- 9/16/19
Project Description: The AF program supports potentially transformative projects in the theory of algorithms. Projects should be characterized by algorithmic innovation accompanied by rigorous analysis. Of interest is research on algorithms for problems that are central to computer science and engineering, as well as new techniques for the rigorous analysis of algorithms and computational complexity. The CIF program supports potentially transformative research that addresses the theoretical underpinnings of information acquisition, transmission, and processing in communications and information processing systems. The FET program a new program within CCF that aims to enable radical innovations across all areas traditionally supported by CCF, including the theory, algorithms, software, hardware, and architecture of computing and communication systems, through research at the intersection of computing and biological systems, nanoscale science and engineering, quantum information science, and other nascent, yet promising, areas. Interdisciplinary collaborations between computer and information scientists as well as those in various other fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics are highly encouraged, with the aim of pursuing foundational breakthroughs in computer and information science. THE SHF program supports potentially transformative research in the design, verification, operation, utilization, and evaluation of computer hardware and software through novel approaches, robust theories, high-leverage tools, and lasting principles.
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 $1,200,000 depending on the size of the project.