Limited Submission 02/22/2021
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LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS - NSF 21-555) and Services & Support - Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO - NSF 21-556)
The national research cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem is essential to computational- and data-intensive research across all of 21st-century science and engineering (S&E), driven by rapid advances in a wide range of technologies; increasing volumes of highly heterogeneous data; and escalating demand by the research community. Research CI is a key catalyst for discovery and innovation and plays a critical role in ensuring US leadership in S&E, economic competitiveness, and national security, consistent with NSFÂ’s mission. NSF, through the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), has published a vision that calls for the broad availability and innovative use of an agile, integrated, robust, trustworthy and sustainable CI ecosystem that can drive new thinking and transformative discoveries in all areas of S&E research and education.

In support of this vision, NSF is releasing two solicitations in parallel: this solicitation, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS), and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support - Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO).
ACCESS - NSF 21-555

This solicitation (ACCESS) aims to establish a suite of CI coordination services - meant to support a broad and diverse set of requirements, users, and usage modes from all areas of S&E research and education - and calls for proposals for five independently-managed yet tightly-cooperative service tracks. This solicitation expects to fund five awards for five independently-managed yet tightly-coordinated services defined in the following five racks: (1) Allocation Services; (2) End User Support Services; (3) Operations & Integration Services; (4) Monitoring & Measurement Services; and (5) Technology Translation Services. Together, these services are expected to provide a seamless experience for an increasing breadth of research users across a highly performing innovative array of national computational computing resources.

Limit: UNLV is limited to ONE proposal. A total of $57,500,000 is available for this solicitation, with award values ranging from $7,500,000 to $20,000,000 per award, dependent on award track.

Deadlines: OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 03/08/2021 12:00pm
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one page abstract and three potential internal reviewer names

Sponsor Full Proposal Due: 06/16/2021
ACCESS-ACO - NSF 21-556

This solicitation focuses on the creation of a coordination office to support the collective and coordinated operation of the NSF ACCESS solicitation awardees. This solicitation expects to fund one award for an ACCESS Coordination Office (ACO) to support the collective and coordinated operation of the five CI coordination services.

Limit: UNLV is limited to ONE proposal. Anticipated funding amount - $5,000,000.

Deadlines: OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 03/08/2021 12:00pm
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one page abstract and three potential internal reviewer names

Sponsor Full Proposal Due: 06/16/2021
Althea Sheets, Communications Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs, althea.sheets@unlv.edu, 702-895-1880