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Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program

Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing ASC
Number: 81.124
Agency: Department of Energy

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
81.124 Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Energy
Authorization (040):
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Section 31, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2051; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title 1, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C. 5817; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101.
Objectives (050):
(1) To foster the science of building integrated, multi-scale, and multi-physics codes with the primary focus on code validation and verification to help advance the newly emergent predictive science in academia; (2) to promote and sustain scientific interactions between the academic community and scientists at the NNSA laboratories; (3) and to train scientists in specific areas of long-term research relevant to DOE stockpile stewardship.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments. Funding is provided for applied research in the field of computational science in support of the DOE NNSA Stockpile Stewardship program. Restrictions on use of funds depend on grant provisions. Funding is provided for the purpose of exploring a research idea that does not unnecessarily duplicate work already in progress or contemplated by DOE, is not already known to DOE, or has previously unrecognized merit. See the Minimum Requirements in the FOA.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Only U.S. Public and Private Education Institutions with Ph.D. granting programs can apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Only U.S Public and Private Education Institutions with Ph.D. granting programs can apply.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications should be submitted as specified in the funding opportunity announcement posted at http://www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure (093):
Proposals will be screened for ASC programmatic relevance and then reviewed for scientific and technical merit by qualified individuals. Recommendations for award are made by the ASC office, Defense Programs, NNSA, and selected proposals will be forwarded to the NNSA Albuquerque Complex in Albuquerque, NM, for grant development and award.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 90 to 120 days. See individual opportunity announcements at http://www.grants.gov for deadlines for each specific announcement..
Appeals (096):
From 90 to 120 days.
Renewals (097):
Applications for annual renewal are subject to review and acceptance by the NNSA Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
The NNSA cooperative award assistance is available for total of 5 project-year time window, subject to approval of annual renewals. The annual funding should be expended within the allocated timeframe, with 10% allowed for carryover to the next fiscal year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Annual program reports are required. Quarterly submissions of SF-272 are required. Quarterly submissions of SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Quarterly technical progress reports are required. Cost accruals are reported monthly. Annual techical reviews by external review panels are performed.
Audits (112):
No audits are required for this program.
Records (113):
Recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $18,500,000; FY 13 est $9,500,000; and FY 14 est $14,400,000 - In 2008 awards were first provided to 5 Centers, those will continue until April 2014 under a one-yr no cost extension. In 2014 6 Centers, will begin for a 5 year period of time until 2018.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$17M for each award for 5 project years ranging from mid-FY08 to mid-FY13 (under a one year no cost time extension, with $3.4 M as the average annual award amount. The 6 new Centers that will start in FY14 will receive $3.2 for 3 Multidisciplinary Simulation Center (MSC) and $1.6 for 3 Single-Discipline Center (SDC). The latter 6 Centers will receive this money annually for 5 years.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: The following Centers have been selected for the FY 2014 program:
•University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, “The Uncertainty Quantification-Predictive Multidisciplinary Simulation Center for High Efficiency Electric Power Generation with Carbon Capture,” an MSC
•University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, “Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion,’ an MSC
•Stanford University, Stanford, CA, “Predictive Simulations of Particle-laden Turbulence in a Radiation Environment,” an MSC
•University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, “Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence,” an SDC
•Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, “Center for Exascale Radiation Transport,” an SDC
•University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, “Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials,” an SDC. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Lucille M. Gentry Pennsylvania & H Avenue, KAFB-E , Albuquerque, New Mexico 87116 Email: Lucille.Gentry@nnsa.doe.gov Phone: 5058456462
Website Address (153):
http://www.sandia.gov/NNSA/ASC/univ/psaap.html
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: The following Centers have been selected for the FY 2014 program:
•University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, “The Uncertainty Quantification-Predictive Multidisciplinary Simulation Center for High Efficiency Electric Power Generation with Carbon Capture,” an MSC
•University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, “Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion,’ an MSC
•Stanford University, Stanford, CA, “Predictive Simulations of Particle-laden Turbulence in a Radiation Environment,” an MSC
•University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, “Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence,” an SDC
•Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, “Center for Exascale Radiation Transport,” an SDC
•University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, “Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials,” an SDC. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
(1) Alignment with the areas of technical scope called forth in the call for application; (2) Scientific/technical merit of the project; (3) Expected impact on the proposed area of research activity; (4) Consistency with the objective of this academic alliances program to focus on advanced computational science investigations; (5) Qualifications of the Applicant's personnel and adequacy of proposed resources; (6) Feasibility of plans for carrying out the proposed research, considering such factors as: appropriateness of the technical method and approach, facility compatibility, other commitments, competition and timing; (7) Level of interaction with NNSA/DP laboratory personnel and the potential to train students in scientific areas defined by the technical scope in order to build a long-term recruiting pool for the NNSA/DP laboratory complex; (8) Leverage provided by cost sharing by applicant and with other funding sources.