Slots: 5 as the lead institution. No more than one pre-application or application for each PI at the applicant institution.
February 5, 2024, 5pm PT Contact RII.
LOI: February 29, 2024
External Deadline: May 2, 2024
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: The exact number of awards will depend on the number of meritorious applications and the availability of appropriated funds.
Anticipated Award Amount: The award size will depend on the number of meritorious applications and the availability of appropriated funds.
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.
Link to Award: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351894
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the 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.
Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science (EXPRESS) opportunities exist for the following research topics:
- Harnessing Technology Innovations to Accelerate Science through Visualization
The focus of this research topic is on innovative techniques for scientific visualization which make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR)/haptics to capture human knowledge for the creation and refinement of automated laboratories.
- Scalable Space-Time Memories for Large Discrete/Agent-Based Models
Research proposed in this topic is encouraged to primarily focus on challenges in developing the space-time memory-based modeling and execution approach based on conservative synchronization.
- Neuromorphic Computing
This topic is specific to the modeling, fabrication, and/or prototyping of neuromorphic computing architectures for generalizable applications emphasizing analog approaches, devices, algorithms, and energy efficiency.
- Advanced Wireless
This topic focuses in supporting basic research to increase our understanding of how we could:
• Effectively integrate data collection from advanced wireless sensors or edge computing devices through enhanced or new computational software tools that can provide end-to-end services such as data movement, analysis, integrity, and performance optimization.
• Propose programming framework approaches that will enable effective data collection, movement and analysis (in situ or external) to span the continuum from wireless to scientific user facilities, data centers, and high-performance computing.
- Quantum Hardware Emulation
This topic invites applications to conduct basic research that could be exploited for the development of a modular, open-source, virtual representation of quantum hardware that provide with the ability to mimic real responses with high-fidelity and could facilitate future testing and development of quantum software infrastructure developed for different qubit technologies.
Applications submitted in response to this FOA must substantially address one among the preceding list of research topics.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.