The NSF just announced this year’s CNS Core Programs. This year there are several categories as well as small, medium, and large grants.
There are two core programs in this grant: Computer Systems Research (CSR) and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS).
For this solicitation, there are three CSR highlighted areas: Embedded and Real-time Systems (ERS), Edge Computing (EC) and Extensible Distributed Systems (EDS).
The NeTS areas are Network Analytics and Management, Wireless Network Architectures and Protocols, Next-Generation Virtualized Networks/Infrastructure, and Optical Networking.
Here are some details on the small, medium, and large grants:
- Small Projects, with total budgets up to $500,000 for durations of up to three years
- Medium Projects, with total budgets ranging from $500,001 to $1,200,000 for durations up to four years
- Large Projects, with total budgets ranging from $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 for durations of up to five years (may only be submitted to the NeTS)
Submission Window Dates (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):
- MEDIUM Projects: September 20, 2017 – September 27, 2017
- LARGE Projects: September 20, 2017 – September 27, 2017
- SMALL Projects: November 01, 2017 – November 15, 2017