Federal Internet Law & Policy
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Federal Funding:
National Science Foundation
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- - - - Erate Guide
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- - NSF
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- - - Rural Utility S

  • NSF Guide to Programs 2001 PDF
  • Deadlines for grant programs
  • Grant Proposal Guide
  • "The National Science Foundation funds research and education in science and engineering. It does this through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in all parts of the United States. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. Each year, NSF receives approximately 30,000 new or renewal support proposals for research, graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, and math/science/engineering education projects; it makes approximately 9,000 new awards. These typically go to universities, colleges, academic consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. The agency operates no laboratories itself but does support National Research Centers, certain oceanographic vessels, and Antarctic research stations. The Foundation also supports cooperative research between universities and industry and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts."
  • NSF Awards High Performance Connections to 22 Institutions, NSF 11/1/01
  • Science Foundation rewards IT research with $156 million, CNN 10/1/01
  • National Science Foundation Funds Supercomputing Grid, Newsfactor 8/10/01
  • NSF Awards $53M for Computing Grid, AP 8/10/01
  • Green Light for Science Supercomputer, Standard 8/10/01
  • Information Technology Research Grants
  • | Website | Deadlines: Small (<$500K) Feb. 6-7, 2002, Medium (<$5M total,  <$1M per year)  Nov. 13, 2001; Large (<$15M total,  <$3M per year), Apr.4, 2002. | Program Announcement 2001 | FAQ |
  • NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
  • "This program supports fellowships and associated training that will enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to serve in K-12 schools as resources knowledgeable about both the content and applications of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Academic institutions apply for awards to support fellowship activities. Institutions are responsible for: 1) selecting Fellows; 2) partnering with school districts for placement of Fellows in schools; and 3) providing appropriate training for Fellows. The Fellows will serve as resources for teachers in science and mathematics instruction. Expected outcomes include improved communication and teaching skills for the Fellows, enriched learning by K-12 students, professional development opportunities for GK-12 Teachers, and strengthened partnerships between institutions of higher education and local school districts."
  • Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)
  • "The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program seeks to improve the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education for all students and targets activities affecting learning environments, course content, curricula, and educational practices."
  • Advanced Technological Education
  • Digital Government (Dig Gov)
  • Course, Curriculum and Labratory Improvement
  • Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s)(optional): November 08, 2002

    Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m proposer's local time): December 18, 2002
    "The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society."

  • Information Technology Research Funding
  • NSF Middleware Initiative
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
  • Digital Society and Technologies
  • "Supports research fundamental to the development of new knowledge about the complex processes of adaptation and interchange between society and new information technologies. New theories, models, and technologies are encouraged, as well as empirical maps of the landscape of social and economic change. Research topics include universal participation in a digital society; large-scale social technologies for science, education, and work collaboration and learning; ethical principles in technical design; information privacy and intellectual property in a digital age; and technologies for independence throughout life.
  • CyberTrust
  • "In 2004, the National Science Foundation established the Cyber Trust program to complement ongoing cyber security investments in each of its core research areas: computer and networked systems, computing and communication foundations, information and intelligence systems, shared cyber infrastructure, and information technology research. In accordance with the Cyber Security Research and Development Act, the National Science Foundation awards Cyber Trust grants for projects that (1) advance the relevant knowledge base; (2) creatively integrate research and education for the benefit of technical specialists and the general populace; and (3) effectively integrate the study of technology with the policy, economic, institutional, and usability factors that often determine its deployment and use. Recent Cyber Trust grants include research in areas such as approaches to Internet security, system behavior monitoring, and information security risk management architecture. The President’s budget for fiscal year 2006 provides about $94 million to the National Science Foundation for cyber security research, education, and training." - Information Security: Coordination of Federal Cyber Security Research and Development GAO-06-811 p. 10 (Sept 2006)
  • Laws

  • Pub. L. 107-305, Cyber Security Research and Development Act, November 27, 2002 ("Enacted to enhance cyber security research efforts. Authorizes the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to award grants and establish programs aimed at enhancing computer security and related research partnerships.")
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