There are multiple ways to engage with SGCI on proposals. Today, SGCI is funded to provide services to the research community, and these can be leveraged in proposals. While we are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), we can also provide letters of support for proposals to other federal scientific research agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DoE), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Here is some sample text that could be modified for a proposal to the NSF:
SGCI assists research teams with sophisticated web development, speeding access to unique resources. Pending successful review, expert consultants in SGCI’s Extended Developer Support program can provide up to 25% time over a 12-month period to help with science gateway development. EDS projects are very collaborative and the research team can expect to gain many of the skills needed to sustain the gateway. SGCI benefits by expanding its portfolio of successful projects, learning new techniques and technologies from each new project. Spot consulting on specialty topics is also available through the SGCI Incubator program.
NSF Letters of Collaboration are often required to say only the following:
If the proposal submitted by PI XX entitled “YY” is selected for funding by the NSF, it is my intent to collaborate as detailed in the Project Description or the Facilities, Equipment or Other Resources section of the proposal.
PIs may also write SGCI staff directly into a proposal. This is an opportunity to leverage NSF-recognized expertise in SGCI and get exactly what you need for your project. In this case, SGCI institution(s) would be collaborators on your proposal, included as funded personnel, and could help write proposal text.
While we are most familiar with NSF requirements for letters of collaboration, we are happy to accommodate the process for other agencies. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to discuss any letter of collaboration option at greater length.