for Cyberinfrastructure in Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) welcomes
proposals for cyber-infrastructure that furthers research in the
atmospheric sciences by broadening access to digital resources associated
with the atmospheric sciences. Examples of digital resources include
community modeling systems, data collections, real-time data streams,
analysis tools, and computational grids. Virtual environments that
make these resources available to open communities of users, facilitate
collaboration between researchers at remote institutions, and permit
researchers to contribute their own digital resources to the virtual
environment are encouraged. Proposals should identify the digital
resources to which access will be provided, include one or more
specific science questions that will be addressed with the cyber-infrastructure
proposed in order to demonstrate its utility, and describe the expected
longer-term benefits. Projects that integrate with and extend existing
cyber-infrastructure are encouraged. Investigators are encouraged
to make use of technology already developed through core cyber-infrastructure
development activities such as those supported by NSF, the Department
of Energy, and NASA.
Where there is a clearly identified scientific need, proposals that integrate atmospheric science digital resources with those of other scientific communities will also be considered. Investigators should discuss ideas for such proposals with the relevant program officer prior to submission so that arrangements can be made for joint review with the other disciplines involved.
Cyber-infrastructure proposals should be submitted via FastLane to the Cyber-infrastructure Program of the Division of Atmospheric Sciences. When selecting the “Program Announcement / Solicitation / Program Description No.,” please choose the Grant Proposal Guide and follow the proposal preparation instructions described in that Guide.