Petascale Computing Resource Allocations

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology, Research,
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:National Science Foundation
What’s it worth?:$40,000

The Petascale Computing Resource Allocations program was organization to invite research groups to gain funding for Blue Water system resources. Applicants must:

  • Use petascale computing resources
  • Demonstrate a research problem that requires petascale computing

The main objective of this program is to build community knowledge of petascale computing. This program prohibits the inclusion of voluntary cost sharing and does not include indirect cost limitations.

Grant awards are not to exceed $40,000 with up to $500,000 available for allocation. The All applications must be submitted electronically through the website during target dates and before the deadline. To successfully submit on the website, applicants must also have a DUNS number, an identification number from the NSF, and SAM registration. Eligible participants include:

  • Universities & Colleges
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • State & Local Governments
  • Unaffiliated Individuals
  • Foreign organizations
  • Other Federal Agencies

Eligible applicants typically will submit a letter of intent expressing interest in the program and intention to apply; absence of a letter of intent will result in a rejection of a full proposal. After submitting a letter of intent eligible applicants will be invited to submit a preliminary proposal or full proposal depending on the history of the applicant and the information received from the letter of intent. A full proposal includes:

  • General Information
  • Certifications
  • Necessary Proprietary or Privileged Information
  • Cover Sheet
  • Project Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Project Narrative
  • Supporting References
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Budget
  • Current and Pending Support
  • Available resources
  • Data Management Plan
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan (if applicable)