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CISE is a leader in a number of national initiatives:

Computer Science for All (January 2016)

Smart Cities (September 2015)

National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) (July 2015)

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative (April 2013)

US Ignite Initiative (June 2012)

National Big Data Research and Development Initiative (March 2012)

National Robotics Initiative (June 2011)


ACI Review: NSF is conducting a comprehensive review of the realignment of the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to ensure that cyberinfrastructure continues to optimally contribute to NSF’s mission. This review will take place this year and include input from all relevant stakeholders. 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2pm ET: CISE Distinguished Lecture Series: Erik Winfree, California Institute of Technology, "Molecular Programming: Chemistry as a New Information Technology".  Please click here to register:  https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/j.php?RGID=rca2a270c760094a655a46c3307077998

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

CISE welcomes new Program Directors:

Donald "Rick" Brown of Worcester Polytechnic Institute to CC

Dan Cosley of Cornell University to IIS

Jun "Luke" Huan of University of Kansas to IIS

Yan Solihin of NC State to CNS


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.

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.

New Dear Colleague Letters
  • Enabling US-Netherlands Collaboration for Privacy Research (NSF 16-027)  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....
  • Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities (NSF 15-120) More....
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals Under the US NSF/CISE/CCF - US/Isreal BSF international Opportunity (NSF 15-118) More...
  • Self-Monitoring and Self-Assessing Intelligent Systems Research for the CISE/IIS Robust Intelligence Core Program (NSF 15-112) More...
  • Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation (NSF 15-086)  More...
  • Conducting "Future Cloud" Research:  Leveraging NSFFutureCloud Experimental Infrastructure in Research Proposals (NSF 15-081) More....
  • Announcement of Changes to Submission Windows for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate's Core Programs as well as the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program (NSF 15-079)  More....
  • ACI and Career (NSF 15-072)  More....
  • Cybermanufacturing Systems (NSF 15-061) More...
  • Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) (NSF 15-053)  More…..
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (NSF 15-041)  More...
  • I/UCRC Clusters for Grand Challenges (NSF 15-034)  More...
  • Computing About the Ebola Virus (NSF 15-017)  More...
  • CPS EAGERs Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge (NSF 15-015)  More...
  • Stimulating Collaboration Between United States and European Union Robotics Researchers (NSF 15-011)  More...
  • Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC - US-Isreal BSF International Opportunity (NSF 14-104) More….
  • Opportunity for Support of Innovative Managing Director Models in I/UCRC Organizations (NSF 14-029)  More.....
  • Research on Privacy in Today's Networked World (NSF 14-021)  More.... 
  • Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition (NSF 14-019) More...
  • SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists (NSF 14-016)  More...
  • US Ignite:  Seeking Next-Generation Public Sector Applications for Ultra-Fast, Programmable Networks (NSF 13-121)  More.....
  • OFR-NSF Partnership in Support of Research Collaborations in Finance Informatics (NSF 13-093)  More... 

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

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  16-537) Posted February 4, 2016

Expeditions in Computing
(NSF  16-535) Posted February 2, 2016

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure
(NSF  16-533) Posted January 20, 2016

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
(NSF  16-532) Posted January 19, 2016

Data Infrastructure Building Blocks
(NSF  16-530) Posted January 5, 2016

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
(NSF  16-512) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016, Applies to both tracks

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications
(NSF  16-510) Full Proposal: February 25, 2016

Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks
(NSF  16-528) Letter of Intent: March 1, 2016

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News See All
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Released January 30, 2016
Press Release
Student and teacher Computer Science Is for All Students
Released January 30, 2016
Special Report
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Released January 25, 2016
Press Statement
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Released January 25, 2016
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Discoveries See All
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Interdisciplinary project working to design security measures for wearables, hospitals and homes
Released  December 17, 2015

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University of Michigan engineers seek to perfect the science of balance
Released  December 14, 2015

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CAREER awardee develops mathematical and computational methods to analyze de-centralized information
Released  November 17, 2015

Events Calendar See All

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

February 10, 2016
CDL - Molecular Programming: Chemistry as a New Information Technology

February 10, 2016
Molecular Programming: Chemistry as a New Information Technology

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