$4.5 million for sofware infrastructure development

Document Type: Grants Notice Funding Opportunity Number: 12-576 Opportunity Category: Discretionary Posted Date: Jun 29, 2012 Creation Date: Jun 29, 2012 Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 27, 2012    Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s…
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 12-576
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jun 29, 2012
Creation Date: Jun 29, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 27, 2012    Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): August 27, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline(s): September 27, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 27, 2012    Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): August 27, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline(s): September 27, 2012
Archive Date: Oct 27, 2012
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,500,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor: $1,500,000
CFDA Number(s): 47.049  —  Mathematical and Physical Sciences
47.080  —  Office of Cyberinfrastructure
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

Agency Name

National Science Foundation

Description

Software is an integral enabler of computation, experiment and theory and a primary modality for realizing the NSF’s vision for a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) (http://www.nsf.gov/cif21). Scientific discovery and innovation are advancing along fundamentally new pathways opened by the development of increasingly sophisticated software. Software is also directly responsible for increased scientific productivity and significant enhancement of researchers’ capabilities. In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF established the multi-tiered Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. Grand challenges in the chemical sciences will be advanced through the provision of enabling and sustainable software that allows researchers to flexibly and rapidly prototype and test new algorithms or methods; leverage new heterogeneous architectures; and explore new data-enabled scenarios. The NSF seeks to encourage collaborative software activities with foreign investigators which advance software innovation, capabilities, support and sustainability. This SI2 solicitation is for international software collaborations addressing grand challenges in the chemical sciences, in partnership with the EPSRC in the United Kingdom.