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Special Announcements

CISE announces Dr. Ken Calvert from UKY as CNS Division Director, effective May 2016.  Read more.

CISE is a leader in a number of national initiatives:

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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 2PM ET: CISE Distinguished Lecture: Helen Nissenbaum, "Theory and Applications of Contextual Integrity: The Meeting of Technology and Philosophy" - more information coming soon

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12PM ET: WATCH: Carl Landwehr - more information coming soon

If you missed our recent seminars, you can access an audio recording on the event page from our Webinars/Webcasts page.

Serving in CISE

Join CISE in leading the frontiers of computing:  

Program Director for Robust Intelligence Core Program and the National Robotics Initiative

Program Directors for the Division of Information & Intelligent Systems

If you want more information, watch a testimonial from a previous CISE Division Director, Keith Marzullo, on serving at NSF and read more about NSF’s temporary/rotator programs.

New Dear Colleague Letters
  • Strengthening Research Capacity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NSF 16-080) More...
  • Innovative Computational Infrastructure for Understanding the Brain (NSF 16-076) More...
  • Improving graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce, opportunities for supplemental support.  (NSF 16-067) More...
  • Computer Science For All (NSF 16-057)  More.....
  • National Brain Observatory:  A Phased Approach for Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NSF 16-047) More....
  • CPS EAGERS Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge (NSF 16-036) More...
  • Enabling US-Netherlands Collaboration for Privacy Research (NSF 16-027)  More...
  • Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) (NSF 16-023)  More...
  • Supplements to Connect CISE, EHR, and ENG Projects to Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF 16-020) More...
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity (NSF 16-019)  More...
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (NSF 16-018)  More....
  • Request for Information (RFI) on Science Drivers Requiring Capable Exascale High Performance Computing (NSF 16-008) More....
  • Optics and Photonics (NSF 16-004) More....

All CISE Dear Colleague Letters can be found at:  http://www.nsf.gov/cise/dcl/

Perspectives from CISE Leadership

Jim Kurose, CISE AD, on making great strides for computer science education

Jim Kurose, CISE AD, announces NSF is co-lead of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)

Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on going beyond today’s Internet.

Jim Kurose, CISE AD, shares information about the FY 2016 Budget Request.

Jan Cuny, Program Director for Computer Science Education and Workforce Development, shares her thoughts on expanding access to computer science courses.

Keith Marzullo, Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on Cyber-Physical Systems.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Posted March 31, 2016

US Ignite:
(NSF  16-553) Posted March 16, 2016

Cyber-Physical Systems
(NSF  16-549) Posted March 1, 2016

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
(NSF  16-547) Posted February 26, 2016

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
(NSF  16-544) Posted February 22, 2016

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Expeditions in Computing
(NSF  16-535) Preliminary Proposal: May 2, 2016

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  16-537) Full Proposal: May 3, 2016

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016, Letter of Intent: Integration (INT) Projects only

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program
(NSF  16-539) Full Proposal: May 10, 2016

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News See All
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Released April 27, 2016
Press Release
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Released April 27, 2016
Science Nation
 group of patrollers in the forest Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence
Released April 22, 2016
Press Release
Mingchen Chen, Weihua Zheng and Peter Wolynes Thanks, actin, for the memories
Released April 18, 2016
News From the Field
Discoveries See All
shepards using a mobile device Computers play a crucial role in preserving the Earth
From bears to birds to herders: NSF-funded researchers develop computing methods to cultivate a sustainable environment, economy and society
Released  April 20, 2016

earth day infographic Infographic: Earth Day at NSF
NSF investments help us understand and protect the environment
Released  April 18, 2016

Jacob Abernethy Machine learning and the wisdom of the crowd
NSF CAREER awardee combines machine learning, economics to develop socially beneficial forecasts
Released  April 8, 2016

Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

May 4, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process

May 11, 2016
CDL - Contectual Integrity at the Intersection of Ethics and Technology

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