The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for projects which will design innovative cyber infrastructure but is currently not receiving federal funding.
“Eligible projects include development, deployment, research, and education necessary to create cyber infrastructure, or creation of cyber infrastructure that will enable innovative science and education,” according to the announcement. “Proposals submitted to STCI should demonstrate a significant potential to transform multiple areas of science and/or education that depend on the development and deployment of CI.”
The criteria that will be used for the review includes:
- A clearly identified and described cyber infrastructure need that is not addressed elsewhere.
- A potential for significant impact on science or engineering research, research training, or education across multiple disciplines.
- A potential for generating outcomes that will be of interest to a broad range of science and engineering communities.
- A list of tangible metrics to be used to measure the success of the project.
- A convincing explanation of why the project is not suitable for other NSF programs or solicitations.
- A demonstration of strong support from within the science and engineering community. References to workshop reports, reports from the National Academies of Science or Engineering, or other reports based on broad community input on the topic proposed are examples of such a demonstration of support, as are funded collaborations. Proposers are reminded that letters of support should not be submitted as they are not a standard component of an NSF proposal, and if included, a reviewer is under no obligation to review these materials.
View the call for proposals here