Limited Submission: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

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From the Desk of Michael Scott, AVP for Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Limited Submission: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) January 26, 2017


SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: NSF

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Link to program announcement


To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: 02/03/2017

AVP, ORSP decision: 02/07/2017

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals: 

Full Proposal Deadline: March 01, 2017

Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Summary no longer than three pages in length
  2. All on- and off-campus collaborations
  3. Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer contact information
(it is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)

Synopsis of offering: Advancements  in data-driven scientific research depend on  trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure. Researchers rely  on  a variety of networked  technologies  and software tools  to achieve their scientific goals. These
may include local or remote  instruments, wireless  sensors, software programs,  operating systems, database servers, high-performance  computing, large-scale storage,  and other critical infrastructure connected  by high-speed networking.  This complex,  distributed, interconnected global cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents unique cybersecurity challenges. NSF-funded scientific instruments, sensors  and equipment are specialized, highly -visible assets that present attractive targets for both unintentional errors  and malicious activity; untrustworthy  software or a loss of integrity  of the data collected by a scientific instrument may mean  corrupt, skewed or incomplete results. Furthermore, often data-driven research, e.g., in the medical field or in the social sciences, requires  access  to private  information, and exposure  of such  data may cause financial, reputational and/or other damage.

Therefore,  an  increasing area  of focus for NSF is the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies  and techniques to protect research cyberinfrastructure across every stage of the scientific workflow.

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Cyberinfrastructure, Cybersecurity

Questions about this limited submission opportunity:

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,


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