14th Call for Proposals

14th Call for Proposals


 DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee 14th Call for Proposals 

The DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee 14th Call for Proposals is now open. The UK theory and modelling communities in Astronomy and Cosmology, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics are invited to apply for computational resources on the STFC DiRAC HPC Facility. 

The deadline for proposal submissions to the 14th Call is Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 16:00 UK time. The following documents should be sent direct to STFC via email: DiRACRAC@stfc.ac.uk

• Full scientific proposal 

• Technical Case 

• Research Software Engineering (RSE) Support proposals 

STFC recommends that applicants send their documents via secure email. 

Please note that all applicants must submit a technical case otherwise a full proposal submission will not be accepted. 

Successful awards will be scheduled to begin on 1st April 2022. 

All proposal types will be accepted, including Research Software Engineering Support. Seedcorn proposals can be submitted at any time https://dirac.ac.uk/seedcorn/

The application forms and guidance notes, plus descriptions of the DiRAC services are available at https://dirac.ac.uk/callforproposals/

Please note that no single application can request more than 80% of the availability of a DiRAC machine within a given year (availability figures are provided in the application form and guidance notes). 

Applicants are strongly advised to read the RAC Guidance Documentation for the 14th Call. 

14th Special Call for Proposals Documentation

The Announcement, Forms and Guidance Notes for the 14th Call can be accessed at the links below are below.


Enquiries should be directed as follows: 

• RAC process and remit: STFC Swindon Office: DiRACRAC@stfc.ac.uk 

• Technical questions: RSE Team: dirac-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk 

• Direct allocations or discretionary requests: DiRAC Director, Prof Mark Wilkinson.

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