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CISE Seeking SI2 Proposals

April 22nd, 2011 / in resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

The NSF’s CISE Directorate, in partnership with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and other directorates at the Foundation, has announced a call for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2). In a Dear Colleague Letter issued this week:

NSF/CISE:  Dear Colleague Letter on Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)Software is an integral part of the computational paradigm for supporting innovation and discovery in science and engineering, and is a primary modality for realizing NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) vision… The crosscutting SI2 program is a long-term investment in this goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure.


SI2 proposals need to advance scientific research while presenting a plan for sustainable software infrastructure… From the CISE perspective:


  • CISE also seeks proposals where CISE research provides theoretical underpinnings for, or is broadly applicable to, multiple other science disciplines.
  • SI2 proposals must present a plan for software sustainability. While adoption of Software Engineering best practices is certainly important to the theme of this solicitation, CISE seeks proposals that go beyond adoption of best practices, advancing Software Engineering research and education to serve the needs of software sustainability and innovation in computational science.

Full proposals are due by July 18. For more details, see the DCL as well as the complete program announcement.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

CISE Seeking SI<sup>2</sup> Proposals

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