Division of Computer and Network Systems
Special Projects in Networking Research
This program has been archived.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). NSF anticipates release of
the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date,
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
The objective of the Special Projects in Networking Research (SPN) program is the creation and support of broad-scale, deep-focus explorations of new concepts in networking. The emphasis is on long-term research and pioneering visions, approaches that question embedded assumptions and step outside the existing frameworks. More than just new technical approaches, SPN will seek out new problem spaces - new services and applications - that are appropriate for the year 2015 and beyond. Projects will be considered for the breadth of their scope, the clarity of their vision, and the rigor of their approach. System demonstrations and rigorous experimentation are considered central to the program, providing the grounding necessary to filter and advance the winning concepts. Successful proposals will present an ambitious and comprehensive research plan and a strategy for achieving demonstrable impact. Team projects must be based on active collaboration and must develop a coherent plan for integrating contributing efforts toward a common goal.
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program