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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

April 6th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright


The implementation proposal deadline for the National Science Foundation (NSF) CISE Directorate, in partnership with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and other directorates at the Foundation, Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2-S2I2) program is June 03, 2015.

The NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) is a long-term investment focused on realizing a portion of the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) vision and catalyzing new thinking, paradigms, and practices in science and engineering. The goal of the overall SI2 program is to create a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence.

The SI2 program includes three classes of awards Scientific Software Elements (SSE), Scientific Software Integration (SSI), and Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2). This solicitation is focused on the Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2) class of awards.

S2I2s are an integral part of the SI2 software ecosystems and focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. The outcomes of S2I2 go beyond the software itself, including the software development infrastructure and process, successfully responding to science challenges, and enabling transformative new science. S2I2 proposals will bring together multidisciplinary teams of domain scientists and engineers, computer scientists and software engineers, technologists and educators.

There are two subclasses of  S2Iawards, conceptualization and implementation. Conceptualization awards are planning awards aimed at organizing an interdisciplinary community and understanding their software requirements and challenges. Conceptualization proposals are accepted at anytime. Implementation awards are made to implement community activities that support software infrastructure. Implementation proposals are due next Wednesday, June 03, 2015.

For more information, please see the SI2-S2Isolicitation.

NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation