The National Institute for Computational Sciences

XSEDE Proposal Review Service

The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), an institute of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and its national computing facility, the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), offers proposal review service to the University of Tennessee (UT) academic computational research community. To facilitate UT access to the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), NICS is accepting draft XSEDE proposals for internal review. NICS staff will review these draft proposals and provide constructive comments that once addressed will enhance the quality of the proposals submitted to XSEDE and improve the likelihood of allocations of computational time.

Information regarding XSEDE allocations and proposal writing and submission can be found on their website. Draft proposals should conform as closely as possible to these guidelines (this will be a component of the review) and include all applicable sections. Supported formats include PDF and Microsoft Word. Please note that some formats such as Microsoft Word allow for the use of in-document comments and markup, so please keep this in mind when submitting drafts for review if you would like this form of feedback. Otherwise, review information will be presented in a separate document or email. Please specify in your request if a particular feedback medium is requested.

Please submit draft proposals at least one month prior to its submission deadline or expected submission date. Reviews should be completed within 2-weeks, which will allow at least 2-weeks for proposal modification before submission. Please forward draft proposals for review and any questions regarding appropriate XSEDE or NICS resources, allocation request sizes, or allocation types for proposed research to help@nics.utk.edu.