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Supporting excellence in data-driven research through SIH assistance

Sydney Informatics Hub supports a number of schemes to help researchers meet their data and HPC needs. Check out the schemes below.

SIH supported schemes

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) Early Career Researchers (ECR) Project Scheme call for applications is now open.

The SIH ECR project scheme 2020 is to support excellence in data-driven research and in the development of early career researchers. This scheme provides University of Sydney Early Career Researchers up to 12 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) weeks of data and data analysis support towards their project.

SIH will provide support for:
Statistical analyses, data processing, programming, GPU programming, machine learning, predictive modelling, text analytics, natural language processing, Bayesian approaches, geospatial analysis, image processing, simulation, visualisation, bioinformatics, software engineering, accelerating, parallelising and scaling up algorithms, and transitioning code to high performance computing (HPC) and/or cloud services

SIH support with projects awarded through the SIH ECR Projects Scheme can commence between 1 November 2020 – 1 April 2021, for a maximum of 12 FTE weeks (in-kind value of up to $33,600). Applications will be assessed on project merit.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants must be within the first five years (allowing for career interruptions) following the completion of their Doctoral Degree.
  2. Applicants must be employed by the University of Sydney or a formally affiliated partner of the University (e.g. Centenary Institute) for the duration of the project support applied for through the SIH ECR project scheme.

The application closing date is Friday October 30th 5pm AEST.

To apply for the SIH ECR Project Scheme, click here. You can preview the form to help prepare your responses. For assistance with your application or for further enquires contact: sih.info@sydney.edu.au

 

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) 2020 HPC Allocation Scheme call for applications is open. This scheme provides University of Sydney researchers access to time on the NCI Gadi supercomputer, the largest National HPC facility. A total of 1.5 million service units (MSU) is available through this scheme and will be allocated according to project merit and on a reasonable fair-share basis. 

To apply for the SIH HPC Allocation Scheme, click here. You will be required to upload a brief research proposal (for new projects on NCI Gadi) or summary of research outcomes (for existing projects) and a justification for the hours/service units requested. You can preview the form to help prepare your responses.

Applications will be assessed regularly. Application closing dates are:

  • Quarter 3, 2020, mid-term: 2nd September, 2020, 5pm AEST
  • Quarter 4, 2020: 23rd September, 2020, 5pm AEST
  • Quarter 4, 2020, mid-term: 11th November, 2020, 5pm AEST 

For assistance with your applications or for further enquires contact: sih.info@sydney.edu.au.

The Core Research Facilities User Access Scheme has been developed to invest in, and drive research excellence across the University by providing small grants to support user access to the facilities.

This scheme provides University of Sydney researchers up to two Full Time Equivalent (FTE) weeks of data and data analysis support from the Sydney Informatics Hub towards their project.

For detailed information, please refer to our guidelines.

To apply for the Core Facilities User Access Scheme, click here.