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Division of Computer and Network Systems

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs


Name Email Phone Room
Mimi  McClure mmcclure@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Amy  Apon aapon@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Weisong  Shi wshi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Gurdip  Singh gsingh@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Darleen  L. Fisher dlfisher@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Wenjing  Lou wlou@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Joseph  B. Lyles jlyles@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  
Thyagarajan  Nandagopal tnandago@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950  1175  


Solicitation  15-572

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Window:  September 10, 2016 - September 16, 2016

MEDIUM Projects

September 10 - September 16, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window:  September 18, 2016 - September 26, 2016

LARGE Projects

September 18 - September 24, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window:  November 4, 2016 - November 18, 2016

SMALL Projects

November 4 - November 18, Annually Thereafter


CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

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; and
  • Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

A more complete description of the three project classes can be found in section II. Program Description of this document.


Computer Systems Research

Networking Technology and Systems


FIND (Future Internet Design) Initiative and Awards


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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