Sponsored by National Science Foundation, in partnership with National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Homeland Security
Eligibility: Public, Private
Award(s): Grants up to $500,000 are awarded for Small Projects. Grants for Medium Projects range from $500,001 to $1.2 million. Grants for Frontier Projects range from $1.2 million to $7 million.
Deadline(s): Applications for Small and Medium Projects are accepted anytime beginning January 8, 2021. Applications for Frontier Projects are accepted June 1 to June 15, 2022.
Focus: Academic/Early Career Research, Engineering, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: The purpose of the Cyber-Physical Systems program is to support research and education projects that integrate computing and engineering systems to transform the way people interact with information in fields such as agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, health care and personalized medicine, manufacturing, and transportation.
Proposals are accepted for Small, Medium, and Frontier projects that vary in goals, scope, and scale from emerging ideas to complex plans that push boundaries beyond current systems and capabilities.
Project plans in all categories must propose activities to develop student interest and skills at kindergarten through grade 12, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Additionally, strategies are required to broaden participation of groups underrepresented in computing and engineering fields, including African Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, and women.
Contact: National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: See program solicitation for program officer contact information.
Email: See program solicitation for program officer contact information.