NSF: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research

The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals to provide advanced CI capabilities and/or services to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of S&E.

NSF strongly urges the community to think broadly, including such considerations as ease of access to proposed systems/services by new communities in S&E; new capabilities that will enable new methods and paradigms for S&E discoveries; and opportunities for leveraging the increasing availability and capabilities at the network edge (including campuses) and via commercial cloud services.

A successful proposal must clearly demonstrate how the proposed resource will support transformative discoveries in S&E. This may be done through a combination of analytical models projecting the anticipated performance of the proposed resource, appropriate benchmark results, and compelling empirical evidence validating that the resource will be a valuable scientific instrument for S&E discovery; and opportunities for leveraging the increasing availability and capabilities at the network edge (including campuses) and via commercial cloud services.

Number of Applications
1
Amount of Funding

$5,000,000 to $10,000,000 per award.

A total of $30,000,000 is available for this solicitation, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that 1-2 awards will be made in Category I at up to $10,000,000 per award for up to five years and up to 1-2 awards in Category II at up to $5,000,000 per award for up to five years.

Eligibility

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation. The restriction to no more than one submitted proposal as a lead institution is to help ensure that there is appropriate institutional commitment necessary for responsible oversight, by the potential awardee institution, of a national resource.

An individual may be the PI or co-PI on no more than one proposal that responds to this solicitation. There is no limit on the number of proposals with which an individual may be associated in other capacities, such as senior personnel.

Submission Process

Step 1

In ONE PDF, please provide:

  1. A one-page cover letter with one-inch margins and 12-point-font including:
    • PI Name
    • PI Department/Division and School/College
    • Project Title
    • Brief Summary of Project
      • Must clearly demonstrate how the proposed resource will support transformative discoveries in S&E.
      • How it will contribute to the composition of the CI ecosystem.
  2. Federal-grant-style Biosketch (usually NSF)

Please e-mail these documents as a single PDF to Limited Submission (limitedsubmission@case.edu) by August 23, 2019.

Step 2

Final nominees will be notified of their selection by September 6, 2019.

Step 3

The final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration by October 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

Step 4

The final proposal must be received by the sponsor by November 05, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

Deadlines

Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
09/06/2019 09/20/2019 10/04/2019 11/05/2019 CLOSED