University of Southern California


NSF-21-555: Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS)

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                            Contact ORIF if interested.

External Deadline:                            June 16, 2021, 5pm PT

Award Type:                                       Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards:     5

Anticipated Amount:                      $7,500,000 to $20,000,000 per award, dependent on award track.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Link to Award:

Who May Serve as PI:                    No restrictions or limits.

Purpose:                                              NSF envisions a fabric of national coordination CI services that can effectively support a broad and diverse set of requirements, users, and usage modes from all areas of S&E research and education. It is also essential that this fabric of services is agile and can evolve and adapt to respond to emerging requirements and technology landscapes. This solicitation, one of two ACCESS solicitations, focuses on the creation of the national coordination CI services fabric.

In this solicitation, NSF calls for proposals for five independently managed yet tightly cooperative services along the following tracks: 1) Allocation Services; 2) End User Support Services; 3) Operations and Integration Services; 4) Monitoring & Measurement Services; and 5) Technology Translation Services. These services are expected to:

Budgetary Requirements:              Budgets for proposals to all tracks must include funds to support project staff travel to PI meetings held twice per year. The year one budget should include all start-up costs and transition activities from XSEDE, XMS, or other related coordination services.

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