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The Cyber infrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyber infrastructure. This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated cyber infrastructure services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation. The CSSI umbrella program anticipates four classes of awards:

-Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.

-Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, resulting in a sustainable community framework providing Cyber infrastructure (CI) services to a diverse community or communities.

-Planning Grants for Community Cyber infrastructure: Planning awards focus on the establishment of long-term cyber infrastructure services, which would serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth.

-Community Cyber infrastructure Implementations: These Community Software Cyber infrastructure Implementations focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in cyber infrastructure services, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
NSF-sponsored federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) may apply, provided that they are not including costs for which federal funds have already been awarded or are expected to be awarded.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Apr 08, 2019
Due Date Notes
Due by: 5 p.m. Submitter's Local Time
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Feb 07, 2019
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Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
National Science Foundation
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The award ranges provided are for Framework Implementations ($600,000 - $5,000,000 for 3-5 years / $200,000 - $1,000,000 per year). A total of $31,500,000 is expected to be available for Framework Implementations awards.
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