Funding guide

NSF - Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Broadband Funding Guide

National Science Foundation

Federal Agency

National Science Foundation

Agency Overview

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

Program Name

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Program Overview

Campuses today face challenges across multiple levels of cyberinfrastructure (CI), where meeting the needs of scientific research and education goes far beyond the networking layer in capacity and services, and extends to computing, data services, secure and trustworthy systems, and especially human expertise, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Recognition of the "data driven" nature of scientific advancement and discovery has led to an increased focus in addressing the data challenges posed by the NSF research and education community. The CC* program invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects.

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g. feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g. construction)
  • Research
Eligible Recipients
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Agency Contact

Kevin Thompson, (703) 292-4220

Funding Type


FY2018 Funding Amount


FY2019 Funding Amount

Approximately $17,000,000 anticipated