(CLOSED) DOE Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) for Scientific Discovery (DE-FOA-0002482)

Sponsor Name: 
Description of the Award: 

The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in funding research and development projects to create an advanced Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) program. This FOA is composed of two topics.

  • Topic A “Experimental/Computational/Computer Science collaborations” addresses the challenge of creating collaborative teams of scientists to accelerate science discoveries supported by the SC programs. Applications to this topic must be submitted by multi-investigator teams.
  • Topic B: “Intelligent Distributed Infrastructure Simulation Capabilities” addresses the challenge of modeling, simulating, and validating the performance of geographically distributed science infrastructures. Both single and multiple investigator applications may be submitted.

Awards under this FOA will develop new software workflows and tools to accelerate the scientific discovery process through the convergence of experimental/simulation data, computational/experimental facilities and a broad community of scientists to both generate high fidelity simulations and steer experiments. It will also develop the modeling and simulation capabilities needed to predict and debug workflow performance in distributed computational and data infrastructures.

The key challenge now is to move from today’s computational/computer scientists partnerships to deeply integrated collaborations that merge experimental scientists in with their computational/computer science peers. This must be done in an adaptive and intelligent manner to enable discoveries in one area to directly drive discoveries in the others. While nascent activities in this area have been going on for years, what is needed now is a coordinated approach where a common core set of adaptable and customizable services are developed, deployed, and continuously validated.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Apr 02, 2021
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
May 14, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 


nterested applicants should upload the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_DE-FOA-0002482_2021.pdf) no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

1. Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • PI name, departmental affiliations(s) and contact information
  • Co-PI's names and departmental affiliation(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Number and title of this funding opportunity

2. Project Description (no more than two pages, pdf) identifying the project scope that addresses the key aspects and elements of the sponsor's solicitation, principal investigators, collaborators, and partner organizations.

3. 2-page CV's of Investigators

Formatting Guidelines:

Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
For help or questions: 

Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

Darren Pagan (E&MS); Zi-Kui Liu (E&MS); Jingjing Li (CoE)