CC* Regional: NCShare Science DMZ

  • Awarding agency:  National Science Foundation
  • Amount: $984,868
  • Grant dates: 4/15/22 – 3/31/24
  • PI: Tracy Futhey, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Duke University
  • co-PIs: Leah Kraus, CIO, North Carolina Central University; Kevin Davis, CIO, Davidson College, Davidson College; Tracy Doaks, President and CEO, MCNC; Deepak Kumar, Director, Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute at North Carolina Central University

This project creates a shared high-performance network to enhance research and education at minority-serving and smaller institutions in North Carolina. Such networks, typically undertaken by individual universities, establish a parallel physical network infrastructure (a Science network) to interconnect researchers on the campus to external sites. Conversely, this project builds a shared, regionally based, Science network operating on the existing state-wide research and education network, rather than as a separate infrastructure. The resulting Science network is expected to lower costs, require fewer local (campus) support personnel, and provide fast and unrestricted data movement to multiple institutions. More information here: