NCMAS 2021 Call open for applications

The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today.

The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the premier allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research.

The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies. For the 2021 round over 350 Million service units will be available

The 2021 round will allocate time for researchers on NCI Australia’s Gadi, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Magnus, The University of Queensland FlashLite and The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE).

In the upcoming round, NCMAS is proud to participate in the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador’s National Trial of Anonymising Grant Proposals.

This study will examine the effects of anonymised review in assessment of funding and resource proposals in reducing unconscious gender bias in grant proposals.

This research project will provide important data on the effectiveness of anonymising proposals to improve equity. The results will provide a strong evidence base to inform government and the STEM sector to take action on processes that are more equitable in future.

Applications remain open until 26 October 2020.

Further information and the application: