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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) Project Scheme 2023 Round 1 call for applications is now open.

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) Project Scheme has been developed to invest in and drive excellence in digital and data-driven research across the University by providing grants to support user access to the SIH facility. In this round we are focused on supporting researchers with gaining new insights from their data using modern data science approaches. The SIH Project Scheme provides researchers at the University of Sydney with typically 1 to 5 (FTE) weeks of data analysis. 
In this round SIH will provide support for machine learning, image classification, object detection, image segmentation, natural language processing, time-series or generative models such as GPT-3 or DALL•E. SIH support with projects awarded through the SIH Project Scheme 2023, Round 1 will commence starting in February 2023. Applications will be assessed on project merit, and will be ranked according to track record relative to opportunity. Researchers at all career stages but especially Early- and Mid- Career Researchers are encouraged to apply. Note. Higher Degree Research students cannot apply.

 Eligibility to apply: 

  • Applicants must be employees of the University i.e. on the University payroll. 

  • The proposed project must not be otherwise directly funded i.e. proposed research projects must not be within the scope of research that has been directly funded. Don’t be disheartened if this disqualifies you though, because you can request a quote for funded SIH project support here

  • Applicants must be available for consultation between Tuesday 22nd Novemer and Wednesday 7th December 2023 should the assessment panel require more information or clarification about their application.

  • Any data that SIH will access for the project must be available to us at the project commencement date (Jan/Feb 2023)

The application closing date is Mon 21 November 2023, 11:59 pm  AEST.

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The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) HPC Allocation Scheme 2023 provides University of Sydney researchers access to time on the NCI Gadi supercomputer, the largest National HPC facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Service units available per quarter for 2023 through this scheme and will be allocated according to project merit and on a reasonable fair-share basis.

Round 1 (Q1 and Q2), 2023 applications will close Sunday 4 December.

To preview and complete the application see here.

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.