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Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant - Large Projects

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for Research
Addressing Technological Security and Privacy

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National Science Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/19/16 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time


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Grants to USA universities, colleges, and nonprofit educational and research organizations for research addressing privacy and security in technology. Consideration will be given to proposals addressing cybersecurity and privacy through one or more of the following disciplines: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.

Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.

The goals of the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program are aligned with the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and the National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. The RDSP identified six areas critical to successful cybersecurity R&D: (1) scientific foundations; (2) risk management; (3) human aspects; (4) transitioning successful research into practice; (5) workforce development; and (6) enhancing the research infrastructure.

The NPRS, which complements the RDSP, identifies a framework for privacy research, anchored in characterizing privacy expectations, understanding privacy violations, engineering privacy-protecting systems, and recovering from privacy violations. In alignment with the objectives in both strategic plans, the SaTC program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and holistic approach to cybersecurity research, development, and education, and encourages the transition of promising research ideas into practice.

Large projects must be pursuant to the CORE designation. CORE is the main focus of the SaTC research program, spanning the interests of NSF's Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). Interdisciplinary proposals are welcomed to CORE.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175788

Number of Grants:

In FY 2017, NSF anticipates approximately three large awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Large projects have a total budget of $1,200,001 - $3,000,000 over five years.

Term of Contract:

Large projects have a duration of up to five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

-Nonprofit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Pre-Application Information:

The window for full proposal submissions is October 12 through October 19, 2016.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nina Amla, Program Director, CISE/CCF
(703) 292-8910

Sol Greenspan, Program Director, CISE/CCF
(703) 292-8910

Timothy Hodges, Program Director, MPS/DMS
(703) 292-2113

Dongwon Lee, Program Director, EHR/DGE
(703) 292-4679

Wenjing Lou, Program Director, CISE/CNS
(703) 292-8950

Anita Nikolich, Program Director, CISE/ACI
(703) 292-8970

Victor P. Piotrowski, Program Director, EHR/DGE
(703) 292-5141

Andrew D. Pollington, Program Director, MPS/DMS
(703) 292-4878

Deborah Shands, Program Director, CISE/CNS
(703) 292-8950

Yan Solihin, Program Director, CISE/CNS
(703) 292-8950

Ralph Wachter, Program Director, CISE/CNS
(703) 292-8950

Chengshan Xiao, Program Director, ENG/EECS
(703) 292-8339

Heng Xu, Program Director, SBE/SES
(703) 292-8643

Nan Zhang, Program Director, CISE/IIS
(703) 292-8930

Celia Merzbacher, Semiconductor Research Corporation
(919) 941-9413

CFDA Number:

47.041 -- Engineering Grants / 47.049 -- Mathematical and Physical Sciences / 47.070 -- Computer and Information Science and Engineering / 47.075 -- Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences / 47.076 -- Education and Human Resources

Funding or Pin Number:

NSF 16-580

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming