Upcoming Proposal Deadlines

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Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest to CIS PIs are listed below (if you know of a funding opportunity we're missing, please let us know!). If you are considering submitting a proposal, please contact our office early in the process so we can assist with proposal preparation (email srac@cis.cornell.edu). Note the following internal deadlines:

  • For full review at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), the proposal must be ready to submit at least five full business days prior to the sponsor's deadline.  Administrative portions may be reviewed separately from technical content if ready to submit five full business days prior to sponsor's deadline.  Administrative portions include the Form 10, application forms, CVs/biosketches, current and pending support, budget, budget justification, subaward documents, letters of support, postdoctoral mentoring plan, data management plan.
  • If you choose not to have OSP review your proposal, it should be ready to submit no later than 8:00am on the date of the sponsor's deadline in case of any unanticipated problems with the sponsor's submission system.
  • Additional funding opportunities may be located on Cornell's Office of Sponsored Programs Website.

December 15, 2017 - Letters of Intent for NSF Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI).  The LEAP HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America's prosperity, health and infrastructure. LEAP HI proposals confront engineering problems that are too complex to yield to the efforts of a single investigator — problems that require sustained and coordinated effort from interdisciplinary research teams, with goals that are not achievable through a series of smaller, short-term projects. LEAP HI projects perform fundamental research that may lead to disruptive technologies and methods, lay the foundation for new and strengthened industries, enable notable improvements in quality of life, or re-imagine and revitalize the built environment.  No individual may be a PI, CoPI, or Senior Investigator on more than one LEAP HI proposal in a given year.  Letters of intent (required) are due December 15, 2017; full proposals are due February 20, 2018.

January 8, 2018 - NSF Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier.  The purpose of the Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontierprogram is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier. This program responds to the pressing societal need to educate and re-educate learners of all ages (students, teachers and workers) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content areas to ultimately function in highly technological environments, including in collaboration with intelligent systems. Innovative technologies can reshape learning processes, which in turn can influence new technology design. Learning technology research in this program should be informed by the convergence of multiple disciplines: education and learning sciences, computer and information science and engineering, and cognitive, behavioral and social sciences. This program funds learning technology research in STEM and other foundational areas that enable STEM learning.

January 9, 2018 - NSF Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX).  The Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing. This will require a collaborative effort among researchers in multiple areas, from services and applications down to micro-architecture.  Within the general focus of cross-layer design, the SPX program is broadly interested in topics pertaining to Algorithms, Programming Languages and Systems, Applications, Architecture and Systems, Extensible Distributed Systems, and Performance Predictability.

January 30, 2018 - NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level networking improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity.

January 30, 2018 - Letter of Intent for NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC).  Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity, but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life. This goal will be achieved through integrative research projects that pair advances in technological and social dimensions withmeaningful community engagement.  Letters of intent (required) are due January 30, 2018; full proposals are due February 28, 2018.

February 20, 2018 - NSF National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) The NRI-2.0 program seeks research on the fundamental science, technologies, and integrated systems needed to achieve a vision of ubiquitous collaborative robots. The NRI-2.0 program builds upon the original NRI program to focus on ubiquity: the seamless integration of co-robots into every aspect of human society, and beyond. To achieve this goal, the NRI-2.0 program focuses on research into innovative computational algorithms, designs, modeling, and analytical techniques in four main areas critical to achieving ubiquitous co-robots: scalability, customizability, lowering barriers to entry, and societal impact.  An investigator may participate as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel in no more than two proposals submitted in response to this solicitation each year.

February 28, 2018 - NSF Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)As part of NSF's Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences.

March 7, 2018 - NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes 2.0 FY18 (CRISP 2.0) The goals of the CRISP 2.0 solicitation are twofold: to significantly enhance the understanding, design and operation of interdependent critical infrastructure systems and processes in support of continued flow of essential goods and services despite disruptions and failures from natural, technological or human-induced causes; and to provide opportunities to innovate in the new science of integrative system design in ICIs with emphasis on the essential role of humans in the system.  Each proposal must include at least 2 PIs, including an engineer and a social, behavioral, and economic scientist.  An individual may appear as PI, Co-PI or senior personnel on only one proposal submitted under this solicitation.

November 7, 2018 - Preliminary proposals for NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI).  The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research.  Preliminary proposals (required) are due November 7, 2018; full proposals are due January 10, 2019.

December 14, 2018 - Letter of intent for NSF Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes are national resources that aim to advance research in the mathematical sciences through programs supporting discovery and dissemination of knowledge in mathematics and statistics and enhancing connections to related fields in which the mathematical sciences can play important roles. Institute activities help focus the attention of some of the best mathematical minds on problems of particular importance and timeliness. Institutes are also community resources that involve a broad segment of U.S.-based mathematical sciences researchers in their activities. The goals of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes program include advancing research in the mathematical sciences, increasing the impact of the mathematical sciences in other disciplines, and expanding the talent base engaged in mathematical research in the United States.  Letters of intent (required) are due December 14, 2018; full proposals are due March 14, 2019.

Ongoing - IARPA BAA Early-stage research for Intelligence Advaned Research Projects Agency ("seedlings").

Ongoing - ONR BAA.  Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science & Technology

Ongoing - ARL BAA Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Ongoing - AFRL/AFOSR BAA.  Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Ongoing - US Air Force Academy.  Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy.

Ongoing - NSF Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE). The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot continues to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research in FY16. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposals that are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose: 1)Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary. 2) Lines of research promise transformational advances. 3) Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or co-review.  Maximum budget is $1M and award durations may be up to 5 years.  Prospective PIs must receive approval to submit a proposal from at least two NSF Program Officers, in intellectually distinct programs, whose expertise is most germane to the proposal topics.

Ongoing - NSF Cybermanufacturing Systems (CM).  The Cybermanufacturing Systems (CM) Program supports fundamental research to enable the evolution of a wide range of network-accessed manufacturing services that: 1) employ applications (or “apps”) that reside in the “cloud” and plug into an expansible, interactive architecture; 2) are broadly accessible, guarantee reliable execution and have capabilities that are transparent to users; and 3) are accessible at low cost to innovators and entrepreneurs, including both users and providers.  Collaborations between engineering and computer science faculty are strongly encouraged, as are collaborations with software, networking, internet service and industrial companies, including the partner institutes of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI, http://manufacturing.gov/welcome.html) and their member companies.