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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. Although 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 team can provide 25% time for up to twelve months to help with gateway development. Consulting projects are very collaborative and the development 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. Short-term consulting on specialty topics is also available.

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 help@sciencegateways.org to set up an appointment to discuss any letter of collaboration option at greater length.