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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 SIH Project Scheme, Round 2, 2021 awarded six projects and two ECR projects with in-kind support in machine learning, visualisation, natural language processing, predictive modelling, high performance computing, bioinformatics, statistics and survey development.

Applicants were from Faculty of Medicine and Health, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Round 3, 2021 applications will open Monday 30th  of August and will close Sunday 19th of September.

We highly encourage Early- and Mid-Career Researchers to apply.

SIH support for projects awarded through this scheme would commence between October and December 2021.

To apply for the SIH Project Scheme 2021 Round 3, please complete this form from August 30th.

For assistance with preparing a competitive application or for further enquiries contact:

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) HPC Allocation Scheme 2021 provides University of Sydney researchers access to time on the NCI Gadi supercomputer, the largest National HPC facility in the Southern Hemisphere. There will be a total of 15 million service units (MSU) available per quarter for 2021 through this scheme and will be allocated according to project merit and on a reasonable fair-share basis. 

Round 2 applications will open 22 April and will close 21 May at 5pm

Round 2 will provide access to the NCI Gadi HPC Facility for Quarter 3 (July – Sept) and Quarter 4 (Oct – Dec), 2021. 

To apply for the SIH HPC Allocation Scheme, Round 2, 2021, please complete this form

For assistance with your application or for more information about the SIH HPC Scheme or other SIH schemes and services, please email

If your allocation has supported any research outcomes, please include the suggested acknowledgement:

The authors acknowledge the use of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) which is supported by the Australian Government, and accessed through the Sydney Informatics Hub HPC Allocation Scheme, which is supported by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney and the ARC LIEF, 2019: Smith, Muller, Thornber et al., Sustaining and strengthening merit-based access to National Computational Infrastructure (LE190100021).

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.