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$24.5 Million Funding Available for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
[January 23, 2014]

$24.5 Million Funding Available for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by VARALAKSHMI PULUGURTHA Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 25 discretionary grants for transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyber infrastructure.

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $24.5 million with a ceiling of $5 million for each award under this program.

This funding opportunity is open to non-profit, non-academic organizations; independent museums; observatories; research labs; professional societies; similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities; and universities and colleges.

A funding opportunity notice from the NSF states: "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. SI2's intent is to foster a pervasive cyber infrastructure to help researchers address problems of unprecedented scale, complexity, resolution, and accuracy by integrating computation, data, networking, observations and experiments in novel ways. NSF expects that its SI2 investment will result in robust, reliable, usable and sustainable software infrastructure that is critical to achieving the CIF21 vision and will transform science and engineering while contributing to the education of next generation researchers and creators of future cyber infrastructure. Education at all levels will play an important role in integrating such a dynamic cyber infrastructure into the fabric of how science and engineering is performed." The funding opportunity number is 14-520 (CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075 & 47.076). The application closing date is March 17.

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