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.

June 4, 2018 - Future of Work at the Human - Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF).  The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) is one of 10 new and far-sighted Big Ideas for Future Investments announced by NSF in 2016. NSF aims to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the changing landscape of jobs and work by supporting convergent research to: understand and develop the human-technology partnership; design new technologies to augment human performance; illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape and understand the risks and benefits of new technologies; and foster lifelong and pervasive learning with technology.  Letters of intent (required) are due April 16, 2018; full proposals are due June 4, 2018.

June 4, 2018 -Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. 

September 26, 2018 - Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) .   The INFEWS program seeks to support research that conceptualizes FEW systems broadly and inclusively, incorporating social and behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), physical processes  (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), and cyber-components (such as sensing, networking, computation and visualization for decision-making and assessment).

May 1, 2018 - NRC Research Associateship Programs.  The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

May 29, 2018 - Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes The Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes (TRIPODS + X) solicitation seeks to expand the scope of the TRIPODS program beyond the foundations community by engaging researchers across other NSF disciplines and the TRIPODS research teams in collaborative activities. TRIPODS + X projects will foster relationships between researchers in science & engineering domains and foundational data scientists by leveraging existing NSF investments in the TRIPODS organizations. Working in concert with a TRIPODS organization, a TRIPODS + X project would focus on data-driven research challenges motivated by applications in one or more science and engineering domains or other activities aimed at building robust data science communities.

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.