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Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)

Interdisciplinary Research (IDR)

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) welcomes the submission of transformative, interdisciplinary research proposals. Many ENG programs fund interdisciplinary proposals.  ENG participates in the NSF-wide CREATIV mechanism, designed for unusually creative high-risk/high-reward interdisciplinary proposals

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ECCS News & Events

* NSF and AFOSR host workshop on 2D Materials and Devices Beyond Graphene. Dr. Anupama Kaul (ECCS/EPMD) chairs session on the Latest in Graphene and Device Applications. More about the worshop.

* Dr. Usha Varshney (ECCS/EPMD) leads discussion session on Nanostructures for Energy at the Gordon Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication held at the University of New England.

* ECCS welcomes Dr. Massood Tabib-Azir - USTAR Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah- as new Program Director in Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS).

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ECCS Unsolicited Proposal Submission Windows

Important Notice : ECCS is transitioning to a single submission window for unsolicited proposals. ECCS unsolicited proposals are now to be submitted between October 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012. Please read more.

The new submission window for unsolicited proposals in the ECCS Division is:

  • October 1 - November 1  Annually

Special Announcement

Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)

Welcome to ECCS


Welcome to the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems.  Please browse our website for more information about the ECCS Division and our ECCS ProgramsFunding Opportunities, Career Opportunities, how to Volunteer to be a Reviewer, and much more.  Thank you for visiting. -- Dr. Robert Trew, ECCS Division Director

ECCS Program Management Chart

alt Each ECCS Program is supported by a team of Program Directors (PDs) representing a diverse research portfolio. Click here to view our ECCS Program Management Chart with associated PD research areas.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS)
Additional Funding Opportunities for the ECCS Community:
bullet Arctic SEES  (ArcSEES)
bullet Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum  (EARS) Crosscutting
bullet Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
bullet Sustainable Energy Pathways  (SEP) Crosscutting
Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2012 (BRIGE)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Opportunity for Translational Research in the Academic Community (TRAC) (NSF 10-044)
Physical and Engineering Sciences in Oncology Crosscutting
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  12-516) Full Proposal: September 28, 2012

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  12-563) Full Proposal: October 3, 2012

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  12-584) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2012, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
(PD  13-7564) Full Proposal: November 1, 2012

Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
(PD  13-1517) Full Proposal: November 1, 2012

News See All

a cosine-Gauss plasmon beam Needle Beam Could Eliminate Signal Loss in On-chip Optics
Released September 7, 2012
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Yong Xu Wayne State's New Flexible Electronics Technology May Lead to New Medical Uses
Released August 28, 2012
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a new ultrathin flat lens Flat Lens Offers a Perfect Image
Released August 23, 2012
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silicon wafer with radiation damage Radiation Damage Bigger Problem in Microelectronics Than Previously Thought
Released July 19, 2012
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