This page describes the Fiscal Year 2021 Community for Data Integration (CDI) Request for Proposals (RFP). Please watch this page for updates throughout the proposals process.
If you have any questions, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the following project teams!
|Itiya Aneece||Processing a new generation of hyperspectral data on the Cloud using Pangeo|
|Matthew Cashman||From reactive- to condition-based maintenance: Anomaly predictions and automated review for USGS time-series data|
|Kara Doran||Making USGS/NOAA Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast data accessible through user-friendly interfaces|
|Thomas Gushue||Modernizing sensor data workflows to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based technologies|
|Todd Hawbaker||Landsat-derived fire history metrics to provide critical information for prioritizing prescribed fire across the Southeast|
|Sue Kemp||GIS Clipping and Summarization Tool for Points, Lines, Polygons, and Rasters|
|Ellis Margolis||Delivering the North American tree-ring fire history network through a web application and an R package|
|Sasha Reed||Diverse data to improve Southwest fire forecasts: Joining novel remote sensing, post-fire dynamics, and intra-annual precipitation patterns|
|Francis Rengers||Advancing Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazard Science with a Field Deployable Mapping Tool|
|Tara Root||Development of a web-based tool for coastal water resources management|
|Douglas Shinneman||The Wildfire Trends Tool: a data visualization and analysis tool to facilitate land management needs and scientific inquiry|
|Jens Stevens||Predicting successful post-fire reforestation: scaling from data to application|
|Phillipe Wernette||Coast Train: Massive Library of Labeled Coastal Images to Train Machine Learning for Coastal Hazards and Resources|
Project PIs were notified by email of their status on December 3, 2020.
This year 19 teams were invited to submit full proposals.
Full proposals are due on January 28, 2021, and instructions are included in the CDI RFP Guidance Document.
Additional information can be found on a Q&A page for full proposal submitters.
27 Statements of Interest have been invited back for full proposals (PIs were notified on December 3, 2020).
Community voting results can be seen at the page 2021 Community Voting Results.
Commenting on the FY21 Statements of Interest begins midday on October 20, 2020. CDI members will receive an email notification. You can join the CDI (join here) and participate in commenting and voting if you join by the end of the day on October 23. Voting will be open from October 28 to November 13.
A recording of the October 22 Lightning Presentation Session is posted at this page: Lightning Presentation Session
Slides, recording, and notes sheet can be accessed at
Why do we have the Community for Data Integration Request for Proposals?
Have an idea for a project but aren't sure if it's appropriate for the CDI RFP? Make sure your idea aligns with the following two statements.
The purpose of the CDI RFP is to build USGS capabilities in data integration and management.
The CDI RFP increases communication across boundaries and creates opportunities to work with people outside of your normal program.
CDI projects are short-term | leverage existing resources | demonstrate scalable solutions | improve access to data and tools | develop best practices | share lessons | involve interdisciplinary teams | can be modified for reuse | communicate their value to the wider USGS.
The proposals process involves commenting and voting from your peers | new collaborations | communicating without disciplinary jargon | community-building.
The CDI RFP is a community-driven, two-phase process.
Phase 1: Community commenting and voting on short statements of interest
Phase 2: Full proposals evaluated by a formal review panel and the CDI sponsors
Timeline: The entire process is completed within one fiscal year.
Funding: Maximum $50,000 request for salary, travel, and other expenses. Projects must specify in-kind funds of at least 30% of the request to demonstrate commitment to effort.
September 9, 2020
September 23, 2020
RFP Information Session, 3pm ET
October 16, 2020
Statements of Interest (SOI) Due, 5pm ET
October 20, 2020
|Comment Period Begins|
|October 22, 2020|
SOI Lightning Presentation Session, 2-3:30pm ET
|October 28, 2020||SOI Voting Opens|
|November 13, 2020||SOI Voting Period Closes|
|Early December, 2020|
Invite Full Proposal Submissions
|January 28, 2021|
Full Proposals Due
Awarded Projects Announced
|September 30, 2021||Awarded Funds must be spent|
If you have an idea but need some collaborators, we encourage you to start looking for CDI collaborators or feedback using the channel "FY21 RFP Collaboration Forum" set up in the CDI MSTeam.
More information about the CDI Microsoft Team can be found here.
You will need to read the information in this document to successfully complete a submission.
The document below has been updated with Phase 2 (full proposal) instructions.
You must use the Phase 1 Statement of Interest Template: LastName-CDI-FY21-SOI.docx
Use the DESKTOP version of Microsoft Word to fill out the template.
Example of a completed template here: Hsu-CDI-FY21-SOI-Example.docx
Phase 2 templates will be available later.