Advanced Simulations and Computing Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP II)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Advanced Simulations and Computing Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP II)

PSAAP II Grant Application

DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration

PI Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty are eligible.

Institutional Eligibility: 
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Nominations: 1
An institution may submit proposals for one MSC but can submit for multiple SDC’s.

Predictive Science is potentially applicable to a variety of fields, including nuclear weapons, efficient manufacturing, biological systems, nanoscale material science, organic chemical processes, climate modeling, etc.  Success in these simulations requires both software and algorithmic frameworks for integrating multiple disciplines into a single application and adding significant disciplinary strength and depth to make that integration effective.

This FOA includes a call for Cooperative Agreements to create either a Multidisciplinary Simulation Center (MSC) or a Single-Discipline Center (SDC) that will work toward solving a problem that advances basic sicence/engineering and Verification & Validation (V&V) Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), and contributes towards achieving effective exascale computing, in order to demonstrate predictive science in an HPC environment.

How MSCs and SDCs differ:  The overarching problem for an MSC will advance predictive science in a multi-disciplinary integrated application, multiscale in space and time, that is expected to be enabled by exascale computing.  The overall advance may require a combination of advances in some potentially exascale-enabled piece of science, integration science (see Integration Plan in Section C), or UQ science, together with wider use of state-of-the art V&V techniques.

Both types of centers must demonstrate a certified, validated, predictive simulation capability for a specific, well defined application, system, or problem, with uncertainty quantification, using specific values of key parameters for that application, system, or problem.

April 30, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to

May 4, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to:, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to:, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.845.1811.

May 10 , 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 4, 2012:  Deadline for the full proposal.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.