National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
NSF 18-554

This solicitation encourages potentially transformative proposals in any area of CISE research from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD. The goal is for the PI to achieve research independence early in his or her career. (See Section IV: Additional Eligibility Information later in this document.)

The CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) is part of CISE’s strategy to increase its investments in the development and growth of the research capabilities of future generations of computer and information scientists and engineers, including computational and data scientists and engineers. This solicitation provides the opportunity for early-career researchers to recruit and mentor their first graduate students (or undergraduate students, in the case of faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions), which is one critical step in a career pathway that is expected to lead to research independence and a subsequent stream of projects, discoveries, students and publications.


Full Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2018, then the second Wednesday in August, Annually Thereafter.
(due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time)

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