Cisco Research Center publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to assist researchers in identifying Cisco's area's of research interest. Cisco Requests for Proposals (RFPs) connect Cisco engineers to researchers and educators to facilitate collaboration and research opportunities. RFPs give researchers a way to identify and submit proposals on pressing issues, topics, and problems in networking research. Cisco provides support in the form of gifts, contracts, and gifts-in-kind; the exact form of support depends on the project. Awards are made to institutions, not to individual persons.
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Who May Apply
The Applicant and Principal Investigator listed on a proposal must each be a full-time faculty or research staff member at a university or other research institution. Students, adjunct faculty, or part-time faculty/staff may participate in the research and be listed on the proposal but may not be a Principal Investigator.
To be eligible to receive an award, an institution subject to U.S. tax law must qualify as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Non-U.S. institutions must provide proof of non-profit equivalency.
Please see a discussion of award types and intellectual property here.
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