Are you a researcher or grants/sponsored projects administrator looking for assistance with a proposal submission? KINBER is here to help. KINBER provides comprehensive support for grant proposals to institutions across Pennsylvania that are seeking funding. 

KINBER offers grant development and proposal submission support in the areas of campus cyberinfrastructure, campus computing, cybersecurity, high performance computing, inclusivity & diversity in IT, and broadband access as well as other areas that improve access and utilization of networking and infrastructure resources.

Depending on the type of grant being submitted and the requirements of the solicitation, KINBER can project engineering project design and proposal development support and resources, serve as a leadership institution (if required), provide letters of collaboration, and provide grant proposal review and input prior to submission.

General Information About KINBER for Proposals

If you would like to reference KINBER or KINBER resources in your grant proposal here below is some recommended language to include in your proposal. Please note, you may need to customize this information depending on the nature of the grant you are submitting.

KINBER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that owns and operates a statewide fiber-based research, education and community network across Pennsylvania. In 2010, KINBER was awarded $99.67 million in funds from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and along with $29 million more in in-kind and private support, KINBER built a 1,800-mile fiber optic network and established the regional network PennREN to fuel cooperative projects and provide high-speed network access to organizations across Pennsylvania. Since PennREN was placed into operation in 2013, KINBER’s network has grown to connect over 100 organizations at 1GE, 10GE and 100GE. For many of these organizations, PennREN connectivity replaced a slower connection to the commodity network and their first opportunity to connect to a regional or national research and education network since the mid-1990s.

Required Documentation (Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources Document and Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan)

Many NSF grants require a Facilities Document and a Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan. You can view examples of these documents here:
KINBER Facilities Document
KINBER Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan

In addition to KINBER’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan you can view other campus cyberinfrastructure plans at

– KINBER is pleased to provide a Letter of Collaboration for an NSF submitted proposal. To request a Letter of Collaboration, we will need to have a copy of your full proposal at least two weeks prior to the solicitation deadline to ensure that we have sufficient time to return a Letter of Collaboration.

Please contact KINBER, at or 717-963-7490 to request more information and/or learn how KINBER can support your grant proposal development and submission including any specific requests for Letters of Collaboration.