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Sponsorship Program

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 for questions.


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