Full Proposal Deadline: February 06, 2019 and January 15, 2020
For the purpose of this solicitation, advanced CI is defined as the set of resources, tools, methods, and services for advanced computation, large-scale data handling and analytics, and networking and security that enable transformative fundamental research.
This program seeks to grow the national scientific research workforce for supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable science and engineering research.
The goals of this solicitation are to (i) ensure broad adoption of CI tools, methods, and resources by the research community, (ii) integrate core literacy and discipline-appropriate advanced skills in advanced CI, and add to the nation’s educational curriculum/instructional
Pilot and Implementation projects may target one or both of the solicitation goals, while Large-scale Project Conceptualization projects must address both goals.
This solicitation calls for innovative, scalable training, education, and curriculum/instructional materials—targeting one or both of the solicitation goals—to address the emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in scientific and engineering research workforce development, from the postsecondary level to active researchers. The funded activities, spanning targeted, multidisciplinary communities, will lead to transformative changes in the state of research workforce preparedness for advanced CI-enabled research in the short- and long-terms. As part of this investment, this solicitation also seeks to broaden CI access and adoption by (i) increasing or deepening accessibility of methods and resources of advanced CI and of computational and data-driven science and engineering by a wide range of scientific disciplines and institutions with lower levels of CI adoption to date; and (ii) harnessing the capabilities of larger segments of diverse underrepresented groups. Proposals from, and in partnership with, the aforementioned communities are especially encouraged.
There are three project classes as defined below:
- Pilot Projects: up to $300,000 total budget with durations up to two years;
- Implementation Projects: Small (with total budgets of up to $500,000) or Medium(with total budgets of up to $1,000,000) for durations of up to four years; and
- Large-scale Project Conceptualization Projects: up to $500,000 total budgets with durations up to 2 years.