Sponsored by NSF, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Division of Computer and Network Systems, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Community Infrastructure Awards range from $1 million to $2 million; and Community Infrastructure Planning Awards range from $50,000 to $100,000.
Deadline(s): Letters of Intent are due December 14, 2021; and proposals are due January 27, 2022; and the fourth Thursday in January, annually thereafter.
Focus: Engineering, Facilities/Maintenance, Scholarships/Fellowships, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): Adult, Higher Ed
Themes and Skills: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Infrastructure (CRI) program awards multiyear grants for institutional infrastructure and community infrastructure. The CRI program supports creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure to enable focused research agendas in computer, information science, and engineering. The program further seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.
Institutional Infrastructure (II) Awards support creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure, to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at awardee and collaborating institutions. Proposed research infrastructure must enable compelling new research opportunities for the proposing Principal Investigator (PI) or team of PIs and associated students and collaborators. II proposals involving multiple investigators from one or more departments or institutions are welcome. II proposals led by or including two-year, predominantly undergraduate, or minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged.
Contact: Mimi McClure, Program Director
CISE Research Infrastructure Program Directors
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
Yuanyuan Yang, Program Director
Tatiana D. Korelsky, Program Director