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Computer Science and Engineering Funding Opportunities

Deadline: None
Abstract: Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to hold 
the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, 
economics, neuroscience or computational and evolutionary molecular biology, 
or in a related interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty 
(i.e., tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. 
They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. 
While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, 
there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments.
Candidates in all fields are normally below the rank of associate professor 
and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements.

NSF - Electronics, Photonics & Device Technologies (EPDT)
PD – 05-1517
Deadlines: September 7, 2007 - October 7, 2007 
January 7, 2008 - February 7, 2008 

The Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies (EPDT) program seeks
to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based 
on the principles of electronics, photonics, magnetics, organics, electro-optics,
electromechanics, and related physical phenomena.  The program invests in
advancing the frontiers of spin electronics, molecular electronics, bioelectronics, 
silicon nanoelectronics and beyond, nonsilicon electronics, flexible electronics, 
optoelectronics, microwave photonics, MEMS/NEMS, power electronics, and
mixed signal devices.  EPDT further supports related topics in quantum 
engineering and novel electromagnetic materials-based device solutions, RF
integrated circuits, and reconfigurable antennas needed for telecommunications, 
telemedicine, and other wireless applications. ECCS will continue its support 
of tools for manipulation and measurement with nanoscale precision.  
Areas of interest include:

  • Bioelectronics

  • Flexible Electronics


  • Micromagnetics

  • Microelectronics

  • Microwave Photonics

  • Molecular Electronics

  • Nano-Electronics/Photonics/Magnetics

  • Optoelectronics

  • Power Electronics

  • Sensors and Actuators

  • Spin Electronics

NSF: Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing Innovation: Service 
Enterprise Engineering
Deadline: October 1, February 15
Abstract: The Service Enterprise Engineering program addresses focused 
research on design, planning and control of operations and processes in 
commercial and institutional service enterprises. Contributions should extend
the range of analytical and computational techniques addressed to these 
systems, and/or advance novel models offering policy insight or the prospect 
of implementable solutions. The SEE program is a new venture that became 
fully operational with the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2002. Service 
enterprises dominate the US economy, and the SEE program is intended to
parallel more traditional activities in modeling and analysis of manufacturing
enterprises with a new focus on engineered systems in service operations.

NSF - Civil, Mechanical, & Manufacturing Innovation: Operations
Deadline: October 1, February 15
Abstract: The Operations Research (OR) program seeks to support research 
leading to fundamental advances in the science (structures and properties) of 
models and algorithms arising in the study of operations of large scale systems. 
This program will support research in three main directions: optimization, simulation
and stochastic models, and novel enterprise-wide models based on integrating OR 
methodology with advanced high-end computing (i.e., cyberinfrastructure). While
the overall emphasis of the program is on research that improves modeling and 
computational capabilities in OR, successful proposals must also make the case for 
potential impact on relevant engineering, managerial and/or scientific applications.

NSFCivil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation: 
Manufacturing Enterprise Systems

Deadline: October 1, March 15
Abstract: The Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (MES) program addresses 
focused research on design, planning and control of operations in manufacturing 
enterprises, from shop floors to the associated procurement and distribution 
supply chains. MES replaces the Production Systems program which formally 
sponsored research on these topics. Contributions should extend the range of 
analytical and computational techniques addressed to these extended enterprise 
operations, and/or advance novel models offering policy insight or the prospect 
of implementable solutions.

NSF - Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing Innovation: Materials 
Processing & Manufacturing
Deadline: October 1, February 15
Abstract: Novel processing methodologies or the processing of new materials
can open up opportunities for new product development, for research leading 
to next-generation machines, for improvements in product performance and 
cost, and for minimizing the environmental impact through the complete life-cycle. 
The MPM Program advances the fundamental knowledge base that is needed
for the realization of desired product attributes through the application of the 
systematic integration of processing - material- performance relationships. It 
supports analytical and experimental research that leads to the generation of 
such fundamental knowledge. MPM also supports research activities that
incorporate connectivity of this materials processing knowledge to sensing systems
for process control.

NSF - Civil, Mech, Manufacturing: Structural Systems & Hazards 
Mitigation of Structures
Deadline: October 1, February 15
Abstract: The Structural Systems and Hazards Mitigation of Structures 
(SSHM) program element focuses on experimental, analytical and 
computational research on design and performance enhancement of structural 
systems. The program supports research on new technologies for improving 
the behavior and response of structural systems subject to natural hazards; 
fundamental research on safety and reliability of constructed systems and of 
indoor environmental conditions; innovative developments in analysis and 
model based simulation of structural behavior and response including soil-
structure interaction; design concepts that improve structure performance and 
flexibility; and application of new control techniques for structural systems.

NSF- Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing:. Innov: Dynamical Systems
Deadline: October 1, February 15
Abstract: The Dynamical Systems program supports fundamental advances 
in the understanding, design and operation of dynamic systems, including
acoustics, vibrational response, and kinematic relationships; active noise and 
vibration control technologies; modeling and simulation of nonlinear time-
varying and distributed systems.

NSF – Control Systems   
Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2008-February 15, 2008; 
September 1, 2008-October 1, 2008, January 15, 2009-February 15, 2009
Abstract: The Control Systems Program enables research and education in 
the prediction and control of complex systems, with broad applicability to 
civil and mechanical systems. The program considers proposals for innovative 
advances in control theory and control technology.

NSF – S-STEM Scholarships in Science, Engineering, Math
Deadline: Optional Letter of Intend Due July 10, 2008 (for August 12, 2008 
competition), Full Proposal Deadline August 12, 2008

Abstract: This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to 
support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, 
enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, 
baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. 
Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, 
reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing 
the S-STEM project at the institution. 

Students to be awarded scholarships must demonstrate academic talent and
financial need. In addition, they must be US citizens, permanent residents, 
nationals, or refugees.  The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance 
of recruiting students to science and engineering disciplines, mentoring and 
supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers
to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating 
institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including:

Improved educational opportunities for students;

Increased retention of students to degree achievement;

Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education;

Increased numbers of well educated and skilled employees in technical areas 
of national need.

Estimated Number of Awards: 90 to 130

Anticipated Funding Amount: $50,000,000 to $70,000,000

Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college 
that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:  No indirect costs are allowed.


AGENCY: MICROSOFT RESEARCH – New Faculty Fellowship 

Deadline:  Nomination Deadline: November 19, 2007
Abstract: The New Faculty Fellowship Program provides support for 
exceptional new faculty members engaged in innovative computing research. 
Microsoft believes new faculty are vital to the future of academic computer 
science. The goal of this program is to stimulate and support creative research
undertaken by promising investigators who have the potential to make a
profound impact on the field of computing in their research disciplines. The
program allows recipients considerable freedom in planning the focus of their 
academic research. Examples of research areas supported by this program
include, but are not limited to: security, interdisciplinary research, scientific 
computing, bioinformatics, computational biology, software engineering, and 
other areas in which computing transforms the discipline and advances the 
state of the art. Nominations of women faculty members in computing fields
are encouraged. 
ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Microsoft Research seeks nominees 
who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential 
for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood 
of becoming thought leaders in the field. Nominees may be no more than six 
years from the completion of their most recent PhD and must be new faculty 
members in their first, second, or third year of their first faculty appointment.  
Potential Fellows must be nominated by the University Provost
Direct applications are not accepted from a new faculty candidate. Institutions 
may nominate only one candidate. FUNDING INFORMATION: Each 
fellowship award includes an unrestricted cash grant of $200,000. The New 
Faculty Fellows also have access to other Microsoft resources, such as
software, invitations to conferences, and engagements with Microsoft 
Research. Microsoft will award five (5) fellowships in Spring 2008.
AGENCY CONTACT: Microsoft Research, New Faculty Fellowship 
Program, Email: 

NSF Science and Society Doctoral Dissertation Research 
Improvement Grants
Deadline: February 1 and August 1 Annually

Abstract: The National Science Foundation invites applications for the 
Science and Society program's Doctoral Dissertation Research 
Improvement Grants
. S&S considers proposals that examine questions
that arise in the interactions of engineering, science, technology, and society. 
There are four components: Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and 
Technology; History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology; 
Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology; and Studies of Policy,
Science, Engineering and Technology. Proposals are welcome from varied 
disciplinary perspectives, including history, philosophy, and the social sciences. 
S&S provides funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available
through the student's university. The usual limits on a dissertation award are 
$8,000 for research in North America and $12,000 for international research. 
Electronic submission is required via FastLane, so please consult with your 
ORS contact to determine FastLane procedure. Citizenship: US.

SIGMA XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR)
Deadline: October 15 and March 15 annually
This program awards grants of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate 
students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds
from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 
for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students 
use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or 
for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete
a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a 
requirement for applying for funding, approximately 75% of the funds are 
restricted for use by dues paying student members.

Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the 
Mathematical Sciences
NSF 06-559
Deadline: October 17, 2007; October 17, 2008; October 17, 2009



  • Course & Program grants

Deadline: December 3, 2007; May 9, 2008
Abstract: awarded to faculty and staff at colleges and universities to 
help improve existing curricular programs or build new programs in 
invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Course and program grants 
support creative pedagogy that generates E-Teams, bringing real life 
applications into the classroom setting and beyond.

  • Advanced E-Team Grants

Deadline: December 3, 2007; May 9, 2008
Abstract: ADVANCED E-TEAM GRANTS support commercial 
outcomes by moving innovative products or technologies from the idea 
stage to prototype, as well as helping collegiate innovators secure 
Intellectual Property. E-Teams’ grant proposals must demonstrate an 
idea’s technical feasibility, potential for commercialization and social 
value. The proposal should also involve students, faculty and outside 
(industry) advisors.


Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International
Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral 
Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)

NSF 04-036

  • Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)

Deadline: Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

  • International Research Experiences for Students

Deadline: February 15, 2008 for activities beginning at least six 
months after the target date

Planning Visits and Workshops

NSF 04-035

  • Planning Visit Proposals

      Deadline: Anytime

  • Workshop Proposals

Deadline: September 20, February 20, May 20 Annually

NSF - Computer Systems Research (CSR) 
NSF 07-504
Deadline: second Friday in November Annually

NSF - Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) 
NSF 07-578

National Science Foundation - Information and Intelligent 
Systems: Advancing Human-Centered Computing, Information
Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence

Abstract: NSF’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems intends
to fund science and engineering research and education projects that 
develop new knowledge in the following three core technical areas:

  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC);

  • Information Integration and Informatics (III); and

  • Robust Intelligence (RI).

NSF - Foundations of Data and Visual Analytics (FODAVA)

Abstract: With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite research proposals
that capitalize on knowledge and expertise in the fields of mathematics, 
computational science, and intelligent systems to produce new data 
representations and transformations to enable data stakeholders to detect 
the expected and discover the unexpected in massive data sets.

NSF - Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
CFDA Number: 47.041                        
Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 00-144
Deadline: Application Deadline: this program accepts proposals at 
any time during the year and has no fixed due dates


Abstract: The RUI program supports research by faculty members of 
predominately undergraduate institutions through the funding of 1) 
individual and collaborative research projects, 2) the purchase of shared-
used research instrumentation, and 3) Research Opportunity Awards for 
| work with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. All NSF 
directorates participate in the RUI activity; proposals are evaluated and 
funded by the NSF programs in the disciplinary areas of the proposed research.

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowships
Deadline: Application Opens August 2008
Abstract: This program is intended for U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
who have an earned doctorate in science or engineering and who hold 
full-time science or engineering faculty positions at U.S. colleges, community
colleges and universities. The duration of this summer fellowship is from 8 to 
12 continuous weeks and research is performed on-site. There is a competitiv
e weekly stipend and relocation and daily expense allowances are available.

NASA Faculty Fellowship
Deadline: Application cycle is from October to February
Abstract: This program is intended for U.S. citizens who hold full-time
science or engineering faculty positions at U.S. colleges, community colleges 
and universities. The duration of this summer fellowship is 10 weeks with a 
possible option for extended support during the academic year. Research is
performed on-site. Competitive stipend, relocation and travel allowances are 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: The application cycle is fro September to January
Abstract: The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research
Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research 
and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program 
This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their 
graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships 
are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year 
fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year 
fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included 
as part of the program.

ONR Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: The application cycle is fro October to February
Abstract: This program is intended for high school students who have 
completed at least Grade 9. SEAP is an eight week summer research 
opportunity at participating ONR laboratories. Applicants must be 16 
years of age for most Laboratories, and U.S. citizens. A competitive 
stipend is available.

Abstract: This scholarship program provides students with a stipend 
allowance, full tuition, book allowance, room and board and other normal 
educational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the 
education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and gra: duate 
students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART 
Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens of the United 
States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There 
is an employment obligation to the DoD with this scholarship program.

– International Fellowships



NSF - Division of Materials Research
Abstract: The mission of the DIVISION OF MATERIALS RESEARCH 
Is to make new discoveries about the behavior of matter and materials; to 
create new materials and new knowledge about materials phenomena; to
address fundamental materials questions that often transcend traditional 
scientific and engineering disciplines and may lead to new technologies; to 
prepare the next generation of materials researchers; to develop and support 
the instruments and facilities that are crucial to advance the field; and to share
the excitement and significance of materials science with the public at large. 
There are a number of funding opportunities available under this division.

NSF - Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
CFDA Number: 47.041                                    
Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 00-144
Deadline: This program accepts proposals at any time during the year and
has no fixed due dates

Abstract: The RUI program supports research by faculty members of 
predominately undergraduate institutions through the funding of 1) individual 
and collaborative research projects, 2) the purchase of shared-used research 
instrumentation, and 3) Research Opportunity Awards for work with NSF-
supported investigators at other institutions. All NSF directorates participate
in the RUI activity; proposals are evaluated and funded by the NSF programs 
in the disciplinary areas of the proposed research.

NSF - Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER)
Abstract: The SGER program funds small-scale, exploratory, high-risk research 
in the fields of science, engineering and education normally supported by NSF. 
Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the program officer prior to 
submission to ensure that their project meets the guidelines.

NSF - Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) 
CFDA Number: 47.076                                     
Funding Opportunity Number: 07-543
Deadline: Phase 2 and 3 proposals January 10, 2008

Abstract: CCLI seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, 
engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. 
The program supports efforts to create new learning materials and teaching
strategies, develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess 
learning and evaluate innovations, and conduct research on STEM learning and
teaching. The program supports three types of projects representing three 
different phases of development: Phase 1 projects address one program 
component and involve a limited number of students and faculty (maximum 
award $150,000 for up to 3 years; Phase 2 projects refine and test Phase 1 
type outcomes on diverse users in several settings (maximum award $5000,000 
for 2 to 4 years); Phase 3 projects combine established results and mature 
products from Phase 1 and 2-type projects in an effort that has national impact 
(maximum award up to $2M for 3 to 5 years).

National Science Foundation  Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Deadline: 4th Thursday in January
seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research 
training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and 
education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning environments.

NSF - Information Technology Experiences for Students and 
Teachers (ITEST)

CFDA Number: 47.076                               
Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 07-514
Deadline: Preliminary Proposal Deadlines: January 4, 2008 and the first
Friday in January thereafter 

Full Proposal Deadlines: May 8, 2008and the second Thursday in May 

Abstract: Attaining a basic understanding of information technologies and 
mastery of essential technical skills is a requirement for anyone to benefit from 
innovation in the modern world. ITEST is designed to increase opportunities for
students and teachers to learn about, experience, and use information technologies 
within the context of STEM, including IT courses. ITEST components are: youth-
based projects with strong emphasis on career and educational pathways; and 
comprehensive projects for students and teachers. For youth-based projects, 
creation of innovative and creative models for engaging students in meaningful 
learning experiences is a priority. Comprehensive projects focus on technologies 
that would support learning and teaching within the context of the core curriculum. 

National Science Foundation, Planning Visit/Workshop Awards 
Deadline: None 
Abstract: International Planning Visit/Workshop Awards support the early 
phases of planning, developing, and coordinating a research and education 
activity in science or engineering with foreign partners. Support is primarily 
for travel and subsistence expenses. Funds can also be used for joint 
workshops to identify common research priorities, focused on a specific area 
of research collaboration. Visits typically last 7-14 days.


Chemical and Transport Systems Division, Engineering Research 
Equipment Funding

Deadline: Mid January annually.
Abstract: Research equipment with a total cost of less than $200,000 can be 
funded by individual or multiple programs within the Engineering Directorate or 
via joint funding with programs in other divisions or directorates. Programs that 
accept equipment proposals are: Thermal Transport & Thermal Processing; 
Combustion & Plasmas Systems; Interfacial, Transport & Thermodynamics; 
Separation & Purification Processes; Fluid Dynamics & Hydraulics; Kinetics, 
Catalysis & Molecular Processes.

CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)
Deadline: First Monday in July for letters of intent (optional) and first Tuesday 
in August for proposals annually. 
Abstract: The CRI program supports the acquisition, development, 
enhancement, and operation of research infrastructure that enables discovery, 
learning, and innovation in all computing fields supported by CISE. The 
program will make three kinds of awards: Infrastructure Acquisition/Development 
($50,000 and up to $2,000,000), Community Resource Development ($300,000 
to $2,000,000), and Planning ($50,000 to $100,000).

Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation 
Projects (IMR-MIP)

Deadline: August Annually, Campus limited submission  - NSF accepts one 
proposal per institution per year.
Abstract: This program provides support for the design and construction of major
instruments costing more than $2 million at major US facilities.

Instrumentation For Materials Research (IMR) 
Deadline: Second Thursday of January annually. 
Abstract: The IMR Program supports the acquisition of research instruments
that will provide and/or advance capability to: (1) discover fundamental 
phenomena in materials; (2) synthesize, process, and/or characterize the 
composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials; and (3) 
improve the quality, expand the scope, and foster and enable the integration of 
research and education in research-intensive environments. Only proposals 
seeking $100,000 or greater will be considered.

Scientific Computing Research Environments for the Mathematical 
Sciences (SCREMS) 

Deadline: Fourth Thursday in January annually. 
Abstract: Proposals may request support for the purchase of computing
equipment and limited support for professional systems administrators or 
programmer personnel for research computing needs. These grants are 
intended to support research projects of high quality that require access to 
advanced computing resources. Requests for routine upgrades of standard 
desk-environment workstations or laptop computers are not appropriate.

Equipment Grants, Cisco Systems
Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1, May 1 annually. 

Abstract: Cisco Systems provides enhanced education and research 
opportunities for undergraduate and graduate information assurance students 
by increasing hands-on experience. Universities and community colleges are 
encouraged to apply for an equipment grant at least two quarters ahead of the
time the equipment will be needed for classroom use.