CISE Research Resources
This program has been archived.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
This program is designed to increase the capability and capacity to
carry out basic research in information technology at U.S.
institutions. The program supports the acquisition and/or
development of advanced resources for research and integrated
research/education activities. Resources may include research
equipment, instrumentation, software, data repositories or
services. Resources supported under this program are those
generally not supported by other programs, because of cost,
complexity, level of shared use or other reasons. The Program has
- CISE Instrumentation. Grants for the
acquisition and purchase of research resources in areas of science
or engineering supported in the CISE Directorate. These research
resources should be required for at least two research projects and
no more than four research projects.
- Collaborative Research Resources [no awards in
FY2001]. Grants to support the establishment,
enhancement, and operation of major resources for
multi-investigator, synergistic research or integrated
research/education. Awards may be for activities solely within a
single academic department, activities drawing from several
departments in a single institution, and activities spanning
several different institutions.
- Distributed Research Resources. Grants
for the establishment and maintenance of unique, geograpically
distributed resources that, once established, can be accessed
remotely by CISE researchers around the country.
In each of these programs, interdisciplinary activities
are strongly encouraged, but emphasis should be on advancing
knowledge and increasing capacity for research in areas of science
and engineering supported by CISE. Women, minorities, persons with
disabilities, minority institutions and researchers in EPSCoR
jurisdictions are strongly encouraged to submit
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Computing Research Infrastructure Cluster