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Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Name of Funder

National Science Foundation

Grant Program

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Geographic Area Targeted


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Outreach to Target Communities

Link to Funding Announcement

Application Due Date


Grant Award Range

$1,000,000 to $3,000,000

Expected Number of Awards


Eligible Applicants


Overview of Funding

The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE) Program aims to realize the above vision by supporting hubs of expertise and innovation targeting specific areas, aspects, or stakeholder communities of the research CI ecosystem. Supported CI CoEs provide expertise and services related to CI technologies and solutions; gather, develop, and communicate community best practices; and serve as readily-available resources for both the research community and the CI community. A key objective of this program is to support CI CoEs that drive advancements in and positively impact the CI ecosystem through structured but strongly community-engaging and community-serving approaches. Overall, CI CoEs are a means of concentrating resources on a specific area of identified need in support of the broader goal of advancing capabilities and performance of the national CI ecosystem [1]. Activities. Successful CI CoE projects will perform a range of functions such as:

  • Exploring emerging technologies, disruptions, opportunities, and community needs, and developing proactive design and adoption strategies, practices, and other approaches in response;

  • Nurturing communities of stakeholders and experts in their area(s) of focus (foci) with the overall goal of achieving self-sustaining communities of practice; and

  • Providing services, training, and outreach to target communities.

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