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Information from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer & Information Science (CISE).

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Highlights of the CISE Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request


On March 4, President Obama delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Request to Congress, and the President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for NSF was presented on March 11. At $7.3 billion, this Request supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering, and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security, and quality of life. This represents an increase of $83 million, or about 1.2 percent, over the FY 2014 NSF Estimate.

CISE Looks Ahead to 2014


As October approaches and we transition to a new federal fiscal year (FY), it’s a great opportunity to pause to reflect on FY 2013 and look ahead to FY 2014. It has been an exciting year for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In FY 2013, CISE’s budget surpassed $850 million. The directorate received nearly 7,500 research proposals and plans more than 1,500 grant awards. These investments are estimated to support the work of nearly 8,000 senior researchers and over 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students.As we embark upon FY 2014 and a new academic year, let me share with you key updates and describe some of the opportunities the CISE community can expect as we continue our commitment to advancing the frontiers of our discipline.

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Highlights of the CISE Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request


On April 10th, the President delivered the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request to Congress. The Administration is requesting a total of nearly $7.6 billion dollars for NSF, which is an increase of $593 million, or almost 8.4 percent, over the FY 2012 NSF Enacted level. The Request also includes an increase of $85 million, or 9.8 percent, over the FY 2012 Enacted Level for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate, for a total of $950.25 million.

CISE Welcomes the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure


On September 6, 2012, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced plans for realigning the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) as a unit within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). With the December 27, 2012 Congressional approval of NSF’s plan for operations through March 27, 2013, OCI has now become the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) within CISE. The new division will continue to benefit from the leadership of Alan Blatecky.

NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop


Two one-day workshops on CAREER Proposal Writing are planned for 2013 by the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The first one will be held on March 15 at Temple University in Philadelphia. The second workshop will take place at University of Texas, Arlington on May 17.

Highlighting Opportunities for the CISE Community


Computing, communication, and information technology are at the center of an ongoing societal transformation, form a pervasive intellectual fabric that connect a wide range of disciplines, and are crucial to achieving national priorities. Though many program solicitations launched over the last year have aimed to support this position for our discipline, let me highlight two recently announced exciting opportunities: Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS), and Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES).

Highlights of the CISE Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request


On February 13, the President delivered the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget to Congress. The Administration is requesting a total of nearly $7.4 billion dollars for NSF, which is an increase of $340 million, or almost five percent, over the FY 2012 NSF Enacted level. The Request also includes an increase of $56 million, or 8.6 percent, over the FY 2012 Current Plan for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate, for a total of $709.7 million. For more information on the NSF FY 2013 budget, see: http://www.nsf.gov/about/budget/fy2013/index.jsp.

Broader Impacts – Should You Care?


Yes! For many reasons, you should definitely care about broader impacts. First, many CISE researchers report that broader impact efforts bring inspiration, personal satisfaction and new perspectives on their work. What could be more rewarding than seeing significant impact from your efforts? Second, if you receive federal funds for your research, then you should feel a moral obligation to return the taxpayers’ investment by participating in efforts that will ultimately benefit society.