Foundation / Corporation
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) - Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
11/14/19 For applications from USA scientists
Grants to USA scientists in IHEs or nonprofit organizations collaborating with Israel scientists for research initiatives that explore new uses of existing technology and new networking and computing technologies. Funding is intended to better understand the essential properties of network and computer systems and to create better abstractions and tools for designing, building, analyzing, and measuring future systems.
CNS support two core programs:
Computer Systems Research (CSR): The Computer Systems Research (CSR) program supports transformative scientific and engineering research leading to the development of the next generation of highly performant, heterogeneous, power-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and secure computer systems. The scope of the program includes embedded and multicore systems and accelerators; mobile and extensible distributed systems; cloud and data-intensive processing systems; and memory, storage, and file systems. The program seeks innovative research proposals that will advance the reliability, performance, power, security and privacy, scalability, and sustainability of computer systems.
Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS): The Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program supports transformative research on fundamental scientific and technological advances in networking as well as systems research leading to the development of future-generation, high-performance networks and future Internet architectures.
This NSF-BSF program is not a “special” program with the NSF setting aside money for potential grants. Rather, it is an integral part of the regular NSF core programs in these disciplines, with no “special” funds. Clear understanding of it by the U.S. partner is essential before embarking on proposal writing.
Applications must be written jointly by an Israeli and a U.S. scientist from a U.S. research institution.
GrantWatch ID#: 187109
The size of the BSF grant to the Israeli is expected to be up to $80,000/year for experimental programs and up to $55,000/year for theoretical or computer-based research, subject to the availability of funds. If more than a single Israeli group is involved in the research, the budget may be increased by up to 50%.
BSF will follow the decision by the U.S. funding agency regarding the length of the project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The full proposals will be submitted to the program twice.
The U.S. scientist (only) will submit to the NSF using its regulations: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg and submission system (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/).
The Israeli scientist (only) will submit to the BSF, also providing the U.S.
scientist information, according to its regulations and submission system:
Questions regarding the applicability of the proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. partner to the program officer at the NSF.
Other questions regarding this special NSF-BSF program can be discussed with the BSF management by mail or phone (972-2-5828239): Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 110) or Ms. Yael Dressler (email@example.com ext. 103).
Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Ms. Orli Rozencwajg (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 109).
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