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Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering
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About CISE
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Office of the Assistant Director
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Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS)
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Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
  Introduction
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  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Other Types of Proposals
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional CISE Resources
Assistant Director's Presentations and Congressional Testimony
CS Bits & Bytes
CISE Distinguished Lecture Series
Webcasts/Webinars
WATCH Series
Workshops
CISE Strategic Plan for Broadening Participation
Cybersecurity Ideas Lab Report
Keith Marzullo on Serving in CISE


CISE - About

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering has four goals:

  • To enable the U.S. to uphold a position of world leadership in computing, communications, and information science and engineering
  • To promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computing, communications and information systems in service to society
  • To support and provide advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable and accelerate discovery and innovation across all disciplines
  • To contribute to universal, transparent and affordable participation in an information-based society.

To achieve these, CISE supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, fosters broad interdisciplinary collaboration, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the development of a computer and information technology workforce with skills essential for success in the increasingly competitive global market.

CISE is organized in four divisions: the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI); the Division of Computing & Communication Foundations (CCF); the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS); and the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). Each division is organized into a small number of programs that are responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and proposal competitions within a broad area of research and education. While individual program directors may be designated as the point of contact for specific sub-disciplines, collaboration takes place within each program, across each division, and between divisions and directorates.

 

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