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NSF CDS&E program offers opportunity to use Internet2 resources for innovation

May 02, 2012, by Jason Zurawski
Tags: Big Data, imported, InCommon, Internet2 NET+, Layer 2 Services, Network Infrastructure, News

NSF CDS&E Program LogoI'd like to make sure you all know about the new NSF program, Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E). This program explicitly recognizes the importance of data-enabled, data-intensive, and data-centric science, and responds to the needs of scientific computation and the explosion in digital data production that the NSF has noted before.

Relevant programs across various NSF directorates and offices will collaborate in the CDS&E program. The first proposal submission window, CDS&E-ENG (NSF Program Announcement 12-549), is June 3 to July 3, 2012, with $5 million in available funding. Up to 15 awards are expected. There are also later windows with additional funding.

The program could be summarized as "cyberinfrastructure in support of engineering research".  Proposals could include transporting, storing and providing access to "big data" across the supported disciplines or supporting data and researcher collaborations among distributed laboratories.

Services like these would make excellent use of Internet2 Network resources, including its Advanced Layer 2 Service, as well as InCommon services for secure, manageable access to facilities and data, and Internet2 NET+ Services for handling "big data" in the cloud.

Internet2 staff members are ready to assist you with your proposal in any way we can. Need someone to brainstorm with, or a letter of support? Just contact Research Support at rs@internet2.edu.