As part of any collaboration with the MolSSI, we want to support your proposal in any area that will advance the software-development efforts of the computational molecular sciences community. While we are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), we can also provide letters of collaboration for proposals to other federal scientific research agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DoE), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
There are multiple mechanisms to engage the MolSSI’s services and expertise that can be leveraged in proposals. This could include the sharing of software, domain expertise, and participation in MolSSI sponsored events. Based on NSF guidelines we suggest the following text for such letters:
If the proposal submitted by PI XX entitled “YY” is selected for funding by the NSF, it is the intent of the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) to collaborate as detailed in the Project Description or the Facilities, Equipment or Other Resources section of the proposal.
These sections should describe concrete areas where the MolSSI can assist research teams with sophisticated software development in the chemical, biomolecular, and materials sciences. Potential areas of collaboration with the MolSSI include:
Please contact any of the Board of Directors or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to discuss any letter of collaboration option at greater length so that we can provide you a tailored letter of collaboration that best satisfies your needs.