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.
Deadline for submissions is Friday of the first week of each calendar quarter (January, April, July, October). Funding decisions occur within 90 days from the quarterly submission deadline.
All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor. Proposals are not funded without a Cisco Sponsor. Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify a Cisco Sponsor for proposals received without a Cisco Sponsor listed. The identification of a Cisco Sponsor is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI). Researchers may identify Cisco Sponsors through personal networking at conference, workshops, and other affiliations. If a Cisco Sponsor cannot be identified, researchers may send an inquire to email@example.com before submitting proposals.
Who Can be a Cisco Sponsor
A Cisco Sponsor is a Cisco employee who is a recognized technology expert in the field that is the subject of a research proposal submitted by a Principal Investigator (PI). The Cisco Sponsor is the primary reviewer of the proposed research and point of contact for the PI. If the research proposal is later funded, the Cisco Sponsor will continue to be the PIís main Cisco contact.
Once the researcher has completed their research, and made same available to the public, the Cisco Sponsor will disseminate the research findings to interested parties within Cisco.
Budgets depend on the institution and geography, since costs vary. Research funds are to covers cost associated with:
A submission neither creates nor implies any obligations on the part of Cisco, its affiliates, or partners, and Cisco's decision regarding your proposal is at the sole discretion of Cisco and are not subject to appeal. Cisco accepts the following types of submissions:
DO NOT submit any confidential or proprietary information to Cisco unless you have executed the appropriate Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Cisco uses information and materials you provide to conduct an internal review and evaluation. Cisco has no obligation with respect to that information and material.
General Term and Conditions for Research Gifts