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NSF Expeditions in Computing – $2 million per year for Universities

Published on December 15, 2010 by   ·   No Comments

The far-reaching impact and rate of innovation in the computing and information disciplines has been remarkable, generating economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life for people throughout the world.  But the best is yet to come!

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information.   In planningExpeditions, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come.

Funded at levels up to $2,000,000 per year for five years, Expeditions represent some of the largest single investments currently made by the directorate.  Together with the Science and Technology Centers CISE supports, Expeditions form the centerpiece of the directorate’s award portfolio.  With awards funded at levels that promote the formation of research teams, CISE recognizes that concurrent research advances in multiple fields or sub-fields are often necessary to stimulate deep and enduring outcomes.

The awards made in this program will complement projects supported by other CISE programs, which target particular computing or information disciplines or fields.

Cognizant Program Officer(s):

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 3 to  4   awards in each 18-month competition.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000  total for each competition, subject to the availability of funds. Expeditions projects with annual budgets up to $2,000,000 for durations of five years will be supported.

Eligibility Information

Organization Limit:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • U.S. academic institutions accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., with undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in computer and information science and engineering fields may submit proposals as lead or collaborative institutions. Subawardees may include two-and four-year colleges, non-profit non-academic organizations such as independent museums, institutes, observatories, professional societies and similar organizations in the US that are directly associated with education or research activities in the computing and information fields.   Other organizations such as national laboratories, for-profit organizations and organizations in other countries may participate in the proposed activities if they have independent sources of support; they will not be supported by NSF.

    DEADLINE – APRIL 10, 2011

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