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WINS Call for Participation

March 3, 2020

Updated March 25, applications now due May 1, see new flyer below.

Women in IT Networking at SuperComputing (WINS) is now accepting applications for SC20 in Atlanta, GA.

The application deadline is May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm AoE; award notifications will be sent by mid to late May 2020. You can access the application here:

Since 2015, the WINS program has provided an immersive “hands-on” mentorship opportunity for early- to mid-career women in the IT field who are selected to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world that is built annually for the Supercomputing Conference (SC). SC20 in Atlanta, GA, is expected to attract more than 13,000 attendees who are leaders in high performance computing and networking.

WINS is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and works collaboratively with the SC program committee.

The program offers travel funding for awardees; collaborates with SCinet committee leadership to match each awardee with a SCinet team and a mentor; and provides ongoing support and career development opportunities for the awardees before, during, and after the conference.

Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. More detailed information can be found below, and a PDF version of the Call for Participation is attached. We
encourage you to distribute this information to your networks and contacts.

TrustedCI Engagement Application Period is Open

March 2, 2020

The Trusted CI engagement application period is open for engagements taking place in the second half of 2020 (July – December). Applications are due April 3, 2020. (Slots are limited and in demand so this is a firm deadline!) To learn more about the process and criteria and to complete an application, visit their site at

During Trusted CI’s first 5 years, they’ve conducted more than 35 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large Facilities, and major science service providers representing the full range of NSF science missions. (See They support a variety of engagement types including:

  • Assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program.
  • Software assurance-focused efforts.
  • Identity management; technology or architectural evaluation.
  • Training for staff.
  • And more.

As the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Trusted CI’s mission is to provide the NSF community a coherent understanding of cybersecurity’s role in producing trustworthy science and the information and know-how required to achieve and maintain effective cybersecurity programs.

NSF Grant: Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions)

February 20, 2020

Preliminary Proposals Due: June 16, 2020 and June 16, 2022

Full Proposals Due: February 16, 2021 and February 16, 2023

In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are strongly encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that look ahead by at least a decade and promise disruptive innovations in computer and information science and engineering for many years to come.


EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)

February 17, 2020


Deadline:  May 12, 2020, April 13, 2021 and Second Tuesday in April, Annually Thereafter

RII Track-4 provides awards to build research capacity in institutions and transform the career trajectories of non-tenured investigators and to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.

Eligible GPN states:  South Dakota, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa.