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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

Round 1 calls for applications is now open.

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) Project Scheme aims to drive excellence in digital and data-driven research across the University by providing grants to support access to the SIH facility. SIH supports researchers with gaining more productive and new insights from their data using data science approaches, scientific computing infrastructure, and best practice data management. 

Apply for up to 12 full time equivalent weeks of data analysis and support for your project (in-kind value of up to $33,600).

SIH will provide support for:

Statistical analyses, data linkage, data processing, GPU programming, machine learning, predictive modelling, text analytics, natural language processing, Bayesian approaches, geospatial analysis, image processing, simulation, visualisation, bioinformatics, open source software publication, accelerating, parallelising and scaling up algorithms, and transitioning code to high performance computing (HPC) and/or cloud services.

SIH support for projects awarded through this scheme would commence between 7 Jan 2021 - 12 Apr 2021.

Eligibility criteria:

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 applied through the SIH Project Scheme

The application closing date is Friday December 4th, 5pm AEST.

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

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.


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) 2021 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 8 million service units (MSU) are available per quarter for 2021 through this scheme and will be allocated according to project merit and on a reasonable fair-share basis. Round 1 will provide access from January 1 - June 30, 2021. Round 2 (opening in May 2021) will provide access from July 1 - December 31, 2021.

To apply for the SIH HPC Allocation Scheme 2021, Round 1, 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 on Gadi) and a justification for the hours/service units requested. You can preview the form to help prepare your responses.

Applications for Round 1 are now open. Important dates are:

·       Applications close: 4th December, 2020, 5pm AEST

·       Applicants notified: mid-December, 2020

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.