NSF RFP for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation – S2I2 (SI2-S2I2)


TITLE:  Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation – S2I2 (SI2-S2I2)
Emphasis this year: Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2):
NSF 13-511, REPLACES NSF 11-589
National Science Foundation

URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13511/nsf13511.htm

DUE:  04 February  2013

AWARD:  3 to 5 awards totaling $1.5 to $2.5M in FY13

SCOPE:  In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain scientific progress, NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program (http://www.nsf.gov/si2/ ), with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. SI2 is a long-term investment focused on catalyzing new thinking, paradigms, and practices in developing and using software to understand natural, human, and engineered systems. It is NSF’s expectation that the SI2 investment will result in robust, reliable, usable and sustainable software infrastructure that is critical to the CIF21 vision and will transform science and engineering while contributing to the education of next generation researchers and creators of future cyberinfrastructure. Education at all levels will play an important role in integrating such a dynamic cyberinfrastructure into the fabric of how science and engineering is done.  The SI2 program includes three classes of awards:

  1. Scientific Software Elements (SSE): SSE awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.
  2. Scientific Software Integration (SSI): SSI awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems. SSI awards will result in sustainable community software frameworks serving a diverse community.
  3. Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2): S2I2 awards will focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies that will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth.

This solicitation is focused on the Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2) class of awards.  The specific research interests of several NSF Directorates and Divisions are described in the full RFP, see URL.

–          Daniel S. Katz, OD/OCI,  (703) 292-2254, email: [email protected]
–           Peter H. McCartney, BIO/DBI,  (703) 292-8470, email: [email protected]
–           Sumanta Acharya, ENG/CBET,  (703) 292-7494, email: [email protected]
–           Clark Cooper, , ENG/CMMI,  (703) 292-7899, email: [email protected]
–           Eduardo A. Misawa, ENG/EEC,  (703) 292-5353, email: [email protected]
–           Jean Cottam Allen, MPS/PHY,  (703) 292-8783, email: [email protected]
–           Daryl W. Hess, MPS/DMR,  (703) 292-4942, email: [email protected]
–           Andrew D. Pollington, , MPS/DMS,  (703) 292-4878, email: [email protected]
–           Thomas Statler, MPS/AST,  (703) 292-4910, email: [email protected]

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