DOE Offers $34.5 Million Grant Program for Research Projects
posted on March 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced $34.5 million to be distributed via two new funding opportunities to fund research tools for scientific discoveries, including clean energy and climate solutions. These new grants will support researchers using data science and computation-based methods including artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle basic science challenges, advance […]

Download our white paper compendium: Securing a grant and writing an RFP for HPC
posted on March 13, 2019

Use our experience and resources to learn best practices for securing grant funding and publishing your RFP for high performance computing purchases. You can download the compendium here. Grant funding is how many high performance computing cluster purchases are accomplished, and the grant proposal writing process is incredibly competitive. In fact, based on the past […]

Government shutdown shutters National Science Foundation
posted on January 15, 2019

The National Science Foundation is among the federal agencies that was closed last month when the federal government shut down. The timing is particularly unfortunate for those grant applicants who are seeking funding for high performance computing hardware. The deadline for Major Research Implementation grants is Jan. 22. If you were writing a grant proposal […]

NSF Awards Nearly $16 million in MRI Grants for HPC in 2018
posted on October 15, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies tracks awards made by the National Science Foundation every year because some of the Major Research Instrumentation grants are awarded to customers for the acquisition of high performance computing hardware. This year, the company noted, has been an unusual year for MRI grants for HPC. “We have seen an increase in allocations […]

Help for those applying for NSF MRI grants
posted on September 13, 2018

For those seeking funding for high performance computing equipment, the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves as an opportunity to gain access to scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. As the current round of funding is currently being announced, we set our eyes on the next opportunity. Applications for […]

DURIP grant proposals due July 6
posted on June 3, 2018

If you are finalizing your proposal for the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) FY19 solicitation and need a quote for HPC equipment, you can contact us for help. Final proposals are dueFriday, July 6, 2018. Contact us for help with your proposal. We can provide a consultation and quote. The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) supports university research infrastructure […]

Request Our Help with Your NSF MRI Grant Proposal
posted on January 2, 2018

Hurry! The deadline to submit a Major Research Implementation (MRI) grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year is Jan. 29 – Feb. 5. Advanced Clustering Technologies has been helping our customers with grant proposals for more than 17 years now. Contact us today to request an HPC hardware quote that features the latest […]

Writing a MRI Grant Proposal for the NSF? It’s Due Jan. 29-Feb. 5
posted on November 29, 2017

The deadline for submitting grant proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Implementation has been extended to Jan. 20-Feb. 5. That’s good news for those of you who are planning to apply for a grant. Do you need help? We suggest you start by downloading a free copy of our white paper, Best Practices for […]

DURIP Grant Proposals are Due July 7
posted on June 22, 2017

The deadline for grant proposals made through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) is Friday, July 7. There’s still time to write your proposal, and we can help. The DURIP grant support university research infrastructure essential to high-quality Navy relevant research. The research instrumentation that is necessary to carry out cutting-edge research. DURIP grants […]

Grants for HPC Funding in 2017
posted on January 30, 2017

Get the help you need to be competitive with your HPC grant proposal this year. At Advanced Clustering, we have been providing winning technical quotes for grant applicants for more than 15 years. We can help you secure the funding you need for your high performance computing projects this year. We know that a significant […]

Attention HPC Users: the NSF Wants to Hear From You
posted on January 9, 2017

The National Science Foundation has just issued a Dear Colleague Letter seeking a “Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research.” As stated in the solicitation, “In this Request for Information (RFI), NSF encourages community input to inform the Foundation’s strategy and plans for an advanced cyberinfrastructure that […]

NSF Solicitation for BIGDATA is Out for 2017
posted on January 4, 2017

The National Science Foundation’s solicitation for BIGDATA grants is out for 2017. The due dates are March 15-22, 2017. The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the […]

How Strong is Your Grant Proposal for HPC Funding?
posted on October 29, 2016

The next deadline for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program is Jan. 11, 2017. Are you ready? Advanced Clustering Technologies can help. We have published a white paper that outlines best practices for writing a successful grant proposal for HPC funding. The paper is based on the experiences of our customers […]

Deadline for NSF DIBBs Program is Jan. 3
posted on October 11, 2016

The National Science Foundation’s vision for a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) considers an integrated, scalable, and sustainable cyberinfrastructure to be crucial for innovation in science and engineering (see www.nsf.gov/cif21). The Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program is an integral part of CIF21. The DIBBs program (Solicitation 17-500) encourages development of […]

NSF Cyberinfrastructure Grant Proposals Due Aug. 23
posted on July 18, 2016

For those applying for an NSF grant in the next round, your full proposal for the Campus Cyberinfrastructure grant is due to the National Science Foundation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. If you still need product quotes from an HPC vendor, we at Advanced Clustering Technologies are available to help. You can request a quote today. Our quote […]

NSF Announces New Round of Campus Cyberinfrastructure Funding
posted on June 2, 2016

The National Science Foundation has announced a new round of funding for high performance computing projects. Full proposals for the Campus Cyberinfrastructure program will be due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time on Tues., Aug. 23, 2016. The Campus Cyberinfrastructure program is a continuation of the NSF’s campus-level programs, which through the years has supported campus […]

New Report Offers Guidance to NSF on HPC Priorities
posted on May 4, 2016

The National Academies for Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a report today that offers guidance to the National Science Foundation on national high performance computing policy. Commissioned by the NSF, the report covers priorities within cyberinfrastructure, software modernization, and blended simulation-big data computation capability. “We are very pleased with the National Academy’s report and are […]

Five Tips for Writing a Winning Grant Proposal
posted on January 18, 2016

The deadline for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant proposals to the National Science Foundation was last week. If you submitted a proposal, we wish you luck. If you didn’t, there’s always next time. Either way, we wanted to share some helpful hints gathered from customers who have won grant funding in the past. Check out […]

U.S. Universities Face Ongoing Decline in R&D Funding
posted on November 25, 2015

U.S. universities face an ongoing decline in federal research and development funding, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. For the third consecutive year, federal research and development funding for higher education lagged behind inflation. Federally funded R&D at universities declined 3.9% to $37.9 billion in FY 2014. It has fallen by more […]

Download our White Paper on NSF Grant Proposal Writing
posted on October 13, 2015

The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation grant program is designed for universities and researchers who want to secure funding for the high performance computing solutions that drive research and discovery. A great number of our customers seek NSF MRI grant funds as the demand for HPC continues to grow. In fiscal year 2014, the […]

NSFDays: A Chance to Learn Best Practices for Proposal Writing
posted on April 21, 2015

The National Science Foundation is offering NSF Days at university campuses nationwide to help early career researchers by teaching best practices and tips for writing strong proposals in order to secure funding for valuable research. Learning to write a powerful proposal is key to successfully obtaining NSF funding, and these NSF Days are designed to […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Grant Writing
posted on June 17, 2014

Getting ready to write a grant proposal? Need an accurate quote with the latest in HPC technology? Well, look no further. At Advanced Clustering Technologies, we understand that a significant source of funding for many of our clients’ cluster purchases comes from one government alphabet agency (NSF) or another (DOE). That means spending a lot […]

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