Who is eligible to apply for an XSEDE allocation?

To apply for an allocation on the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the principal investigator must be a researcher or an educator at a US-based institution, including federal research labs and commercial organizations (additional information may be needed from researchers not affiliated with academic or non-profit research institutions). Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to serve as principal investigators. In general, XSEDE follows guidelines described in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Proposal Guide. Principal investigators with support from any funding sources (i.e., not just NSF-funded projects) are encouraged to apply. If your institution is not a university or a two- or four-year college, special rules may apply.

For more on XSEDE allocations, see:

If you have questions, contact help@xsede.org.

This document was developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 1053575 and 1548562. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.