The National Science Foundation has announced the first two S2I2 Software Institutes: the Science Gateways Community Institute and the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, representing a total investment of $35M by the NSF.
These S2I2 awards are the first large-scale institutes funded by the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program. The NSF has also awarded $500k to Princeton University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to fund the conceptualization of a software institute to accelerate research enabled by the High-Luminosity Upgrade at the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC. The S2I2-HEP conceptualization project will be an important step towards realizing the scientific potential of the HL-LHC. This project is aligned with the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).