Internal Deadline: Contact ORIF.
LOI: May 17, 2022
External Deadline: June 28, 2022
Award Type: Grant / Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 3 – 4
Anticipated Award Amount: $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year for five years.
Who May Serve as PI: Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as a Principal Investigator (PI) are invited to work with their organizations to develop an application. Individuals from underrepresented groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby invites applications for basic research that address fundamental challenges within DOE’s mission areas of energy (as detailed by the Energy Earthshots Initiative ), environment, and security, and from a perspective that requires new integrated efforts across multiple mathematical, statistical, and computational disciplines. This FOA invites applications for new Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs) to enable greatly enhanced scientific discovery, design, optimization or decision-support capabilities for the increasingly complex systems, processes, and problems that arise in science and energy research. Proposed research tightly focused on the solution of a particular science or engineering problem are outside the scope of this solicitation. These MMICCs will enable applied mathematics researchers to work together in large, collaborative teams to develop the mathematics needed to address significant scientific computing research challenges. The MMICCs allow researchers to take a broader view of the problem as a whole, and devise solution strategies that attack the problem in its entirety by building fundamental, multidisciplinary mathematical capabilities and tools cognizant of both existing and emerging computing paradigms. The MMICCs teams will have the flexibility and technical expertise to consider all aspects of the problem-solving process simultaneously ⎼ ranging from the mathematical formulation to the development, analysis, integration of appropriate models and methods, and demonstration of results and capabilities.
This FOA seeks to support mathematical advances that address the increasingly complex challenges that arise in science and energy research, and that require new integrated processes across multiple computational and statistical disciplines. Such Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs) will enable greatly enhanced scientific discovery, design, optimization, or decision-support capabilities. These MMICCs will enable applied mathematics researchers to work together in large, collaborative teams to address grand challenge problems more effectively and from a mathematical perspective taken much earlier in the problem-solving process. The MMICCs allow researchers to take a broader view of the problem as a whole, and devise solution strategies that attack the problem in its entirety by building fundamental, multidisciplinary mathematical capabilities and tools. The MMICCs will have the scale and technical expertise to simultaneously consider all aspects of the problem solving process ⎼ ranging from the mathematical formulation to the development, analysis, integration of appropriate data, models and mathematical methods, and demonstration of results and capabilities. These Centers will help serve as entry points for applied mathematicians and scientific computing researchers to more readily understand the barriers to addressing our nation’s science and energy challenges.
A proposed Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Center must:
- Advance multifaceted, integrated mathematics that spans, as appropriate, novel formulations, discretizations, algorithm development, data analysis techniques, uncertainty quantification methodologies, optimization techniques, machine learning, and other mathematical and statistical approaches;
- Address mathematical problems with clear relevance and significant impact for scientific advances; and
- Actively engage in community building and disseminate research advances by making them readily accessible to the broader, diverse community. In addition, it is expected that each MMICC will interact with applied and basic science research groups in need of the mathematical expertise being developed within the MMICC. This funding opportunity includes illustrative examples for MMICCs, and the organizational structure and management plan of a MMICC.
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