NSF RFP for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

NSF 13-502,  replaces NSF 12-520

URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13502/nsf13502.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

DUE:  Submission Window, January 14 – 29, 2013 and annually thereafter

AWARD: 20 to 32 awards totaling $32M in FY13. This includes up to 10 Breakthrough projects, up to 20 Synergy projects, and up to 2 Frontiers projects.

SCOPE:  The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program aims to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems in a wide range of applications, the CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and test beds.  Three types of research and education projects will be considered, which differ in scope and goals:

  • Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field. This category focuses on new approaches to bridge computing, communication, and control. Funding for Breakthrough projects may be requested for a total of up to $500,000 for a period of up to 3 years.
  • Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Funding for Synergy projects may be requested for a total of $500,001 to $1,000,000 for a period of 3 to 4 years.
  • Frontiers projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. Funding may be requested for a total of $1,000,001 to $7,000,000 for a period of 4 to 5 years.

The CPS program is cooperating with other government agencies to support cyber-physical systems research that is relevant to their missions. Dear Colleague Letters will announce these opportunities as they arise.



Helen Gill, CISE (703) 292-7834, email: [email protected]

Radhakisan Baheti, ENG (703) 292-8339, email: [email protected]

Bruce KramerENG/CMMI, (703) 292-5348, email: [email protected]

Theodore P. Baker, CISE/CNS, (703) 292-8608, email: [email protected]

Ralph Wachter, CISE/CNS, (703) 292-8950, email: [email protected]

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