The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions (Computing and Communication Foundations, Computer and Network Systems, and Information and Intelligent Systems) by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure.
NSF 20-610 https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20610/nsf20610.htm
Letter of intent (required) due December 15, 2020; December 14, 2021; Second Tuesday in December, Annually Thereafter
The CCRI program supports three classes of awards:
- Planning Community Infrastructure (Planning) awards support planning efforts to engage research communities to develop new CISE community research infrastructures (Planning).
- Medium Community Infrastructure (Medium) awards support the creation of new CISE community research infrastructure or the enhancement of existing CISE community research infrastructures with integrated tools, resources, user services, and research community outreach to enable innovative CISE research opportunities to advance the frontiers of the CISE core research areas. The Medium award class includes New (New) and Enhance/Sustain (ENS) awards.
- Grand Community Infrastructure (Grand) awards support projects involving significant efforts to develop new CISE community research infrastructures or to enhance and sustain an existing CISE community research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee organization(s).