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Sponsorship Program

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE.

In fulfilling its mandate, ACENET encourages the adoption and expansion of advanced research computing (ARC) usage in Atlantic Canada. Advanced computing skills are increasingly in demand across post-secondary institutions, government and the private sector, and this demand will continue to increase as computing capabilities grow and Big Data becomes more accessible.

ACENET has therefore allocated $30,000 in each of fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to sponsor ARC-related eligible activities across Atlantic Canada. Typical allocations will be up to $5000, but may also include “in kind” requests for dedicated support time from ACENET Computational Research Consultants.

The program aims to:

  • Foster use of Advanced Research Computing (ARC);
  • Facilitate development of highly qualified people (HQP);
  • Increase visibility of Atlantic Canadian research that depends on ARC;
  • Seed new collaborations; and
  • Increase the visibility of ACENET.

Applications for these funds are encouraged across all research disciplines; from those with a strong history of ARC usage, to those without. Groups of researchers in the same field of study are encouraged to apply.

Eligible activities include:

  • Seed money to support collaborative grants or initiatives (e.g. NCE, CREATE, HFSP, industrial funding) with a strong ARC component;
  • Conference funding to support ARC speakers or sessions;
  • Seminar funding for special ARC guest speakers;
  • ARC training sessions or courses; and
  • Student prizes at conferences with a strong ARC component.

Proposals may include a combination of these activities, and be anything from a one-time event to a multi-year initiative.

Evaluations will consider the impact of the proposal on Atlantic Canadian research,  training, and the advancement of ARC as a tool for discovery. Our priority will be to facilitate and support multi-institutional and multi-provincial proposals.

Submissions will be reviewed on a quarterly basis, so applicants should apply at least three months prior to their need.

Please contact arcsponsorship@ace-net.ca for questions.

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Information package

Application form

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