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Leading researchers to discuss privacy and security in a connected age

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:00

As we increasingly rely on the Internet to connect to everything from banks and electrical grids to medical devices and autonomous vehicles, we are exposed to new vulnerabilities that threaten our security and privacy.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long supported research to enable transformational advances in cybersecurity--from early NSF investments in cryptography and data protection in the 1980s and 1990s to today's broad portfolio of research investments enabling new ...
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Experts identify easy way to improve smartphone security

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:18

What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?

Experts say your contact lists, email messages, surfed webpages, browsing histories, usage patterns, online purchase records and even password protected accounts may all be sharing data with intrusive and sometimes malicious applications, and you may have given permission.

"Smartphones and tablets used by today's consumers include many kinds of ...
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IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 26, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-602

 

The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate is launching a multi-year initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century.  Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) refers to the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become engineers.  It also includes the ethical responsibility of practicing engineers to sustain and grow the ...
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Student Trainee (Administrative), (WINTER, 30 Days) GS-0399-02/03/04/05 (Closes: 11/5/2014)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:10

Available Formats:
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Document Number: nsf20150001


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Student Trainee (Administrative) - Intern, GS-0399-03/05 (Closes: 11/4/2014)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:10

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Document Number: nsf20150002


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Student Trainee (Program Assistant) - Intern, GS-0399-05/07 (Closes: 11/4/2014)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:10

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Document Number: nsf20150003


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Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 20, 2014
LARGE Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-597

CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 20, 2014
LARGE projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-598

CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 20, 2014
LARGE Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-596

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
  • The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Proposals in the area of computer graphics and visualization may be submitted to any of the three core programs ...
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Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 20, 2014
LARGE Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-599

Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) with the cooperation of NSF issued a broad, coordinated ...
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Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 17, 2014
All proposals to the Division of Astronomical Sciences - Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants

Program Guidelines: PD 12-8084

Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines.  The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches.  The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline ...
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Computing innovations for a sustainable society

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:25

Developing a sustainable society requires an all-hands-on-deck effort, one in which computer science and information technology have an important role to play.

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $12.5 million in grants to 16 projects spanning 15 states through the Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program. The awards aim to advance the science of sustainability ...
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Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 14, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-504

Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines.

Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, ...
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Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 14, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-518

In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois.  The goal of this project and system is to open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges across a wide spectrum of domains.  The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit ...
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East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 13, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 13-593

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for ...
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National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 13, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-500

The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...
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Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 10, 2014
MEDIUM Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-597

CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 10, 2014
MEDIUM projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-598

CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 10, 2014
MEDIUM Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-596

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
  • The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Proposals in the area of computer graphics and visualization may be submitted to any of the three core programs ...
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13707&WT.mc_id=USNSF_41&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF Upcoming Due Dates - Computer/Information Sciences item.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: November 10, 2014
MEDIUM Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-599

Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) with the cooperation of NSF issued a broad, coordinated ...
More at
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709&WT.mc_id=USNSF_41&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF Upcoming Due Dates - Computer/Information Sciences item.

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