I recently got an email from NSF program director Tracy Kimbrel, addressed to several TCS bloggers, asking us to publicize the new NSF program on the Interface between Computer Science and Economics and Social Sciences. While I have already posted about it, as well as about a report to NSF that may have partially motivated the program, I am flattered by being promoted from a blog writer to a blog editor, so here it is:
CISE has announced a new funding opportunity administered jointly with the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). The new program is called ICES (Interface between Computer Science and Economics and Social Sciences). You’ll find the all the details about ICES here: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503549. Be sure to read the whole solicitation and click through to the non-exhaustive list of example topics as well. ICES seeks to fund interdisciplinary work at one particular boundary between computer science and economics & social sciences. As always with anything new at NSF, there will be lots of questions. Email CISE/CCF Program Director Tracy Kimbrel (firstname.lastname@example.org), SBE/SES Program Director Nancy Lutz (email@example.com), CISE/IIS Program Director Sven Koenig (firstname.lastname@example.org), or CISE/CNS Program Director Darleen Fisher (email@example.com) and we will do our best to answer the questions. If you’re wondering “Is my project suitable for ICES?” be sure to include a one or two page description with your email because that will help us with the answer. The deadline for submitting proposals to ICES is October 5, 2010.