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 1, 2017 - NSF Computational Mathematics.  Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computation plays a central and essential role, emphasizing analysis, development and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, and symbolic methods.  The prominence of computation with analysis and ultimate implementation efficiency of the computational methods in the research is a hallmark of the program.  Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create and analyze new mathematical and computational techniques but also use/implement them to model, study, and solve important application problems are strongly encouraged.

December 13, 2017 - CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION projects for NSF Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace Program (SaTC).  The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.  Proposals submitted to this designation leverage successful results from previous and current basic research in cybersecurity and research on student learning, both in terms of intellectual merit and broader impacts, to address the challenge of expanding existing educational opportunities and resources in cybersecurity.  Cybersecurity Education proposal budgets are limited to $300,000 and their durations are limited to two years.

December 4, 2017 (4:00pm) - Full proposals for DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).  The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.  The 26 topic areas for 2018 are listed on the Web page.  Executive summaries (strongly encouraged) were due by 4:00pm on October 2, 2017; full proposals are due by 4:00pm on December 4, 2017. 

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.

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.