NASA has released a pretty amazing funding opportunity:
Open source software tools, libraries, and frameworks play an increasingly prominent
role in SMD-related science research and applications. As the adoption of open
software accelerates the rate of scientific discovery, the National Academies’ has
recognized the growing need among the NASA science community to provide sustained
support and maintenance of these types of software in their 2018 report Open Source
Software Policy Options for NASA Earth and Space Sciences. This program is designed
to provide support to the sustainable development of open source software, tools,
libraries, and framework that are critical for SMD scientific objectives.
SMD seeks proposals for the improvement and sustainment of high-value, open source
tools, frameworks, and libraries that have made significant impacts to the SMD science
community. We are seeking proposals that satisfy the following objectives:
• Open source software tools, libraries, and frameworks that have significant
usage in the NASA science community, developed following open and
collaborative practices, and are aligned with the scientific vision and data
strategic plan of SMD.
• Proposals should look to improve the sustainability and utility of these packages
through improvements to adding extensions, documentation, infrastructure, and
maintenance of the software.
This program seeks to support projects under active development and usage, and it
does not support updating of legacy software that is no longer supported, which can be
supported under other calls. We are not soliciting the development of new open source
tools, frameworks, or libraries with this call.
This could be a great opportunity to support core Pangeo tools such as xarray, dask, etc.
I am not personally planning to submit to this call. However, I would love to see coordination within the Pangeo community among those who are interested. Let’s use this thread to discuss.