NSF Grant: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) – Data and Software

January 24, 2018

For more information see: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18531/nsf18531.htm

This grant combines two others into a new one: NSF 17-500, Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) and NSF 17-526, Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)] under a single umbrella called Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI).

Full Proposal Deadline: April 18, 2018

There are two categories solicited now:

  1. Elements (either Data Elements or Software Elements): These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust capabilities for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.
  2. Framework Implementations (either Data Frameworks or Software Frameworks): These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, resulting in a sustainable community framework serving a diverse community or communities.

Proposals must support the goals of:

National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). NSCI is aimed at sustaining and enhancing U.S. scientific, technological, and economic leadership in high-performance computing (HPC) research, development, and deployment, enhancing the productivity of the Nation’s fundamental research ecosystem.  See https://www.nsf.gov/nsci/

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR). HDR is one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas for Future Investment (https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf_big_ideas.pdf). HDR is aimed at fundamental data science research, and research data cyberinfrastructure.