The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA / www.ncsa.uiuc.edu) in collaboration with the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS / www.chass.uiuc.edu) will provide 1 million hours of time on NCSA?s supercomputers to researchers who are pushing the boundaries of humanities, arts and social science knowledge discovery.
Applications are now being accepted at http://nucri.nu.edu/bluerain. The deadline for submission is 5pm CST on Friday, March 13. Applicantswill be notified by April 1, 2009. A complete description of theapplication process and required materials is available online at: http://www.chass.uiuc.edu/Guidelines.html.
?Thehumanities, arts and social sciences are at the beginning of a newdigital era. Data and visualization are at the heart of theiractivities, whether it is a collection of literature, creation of artobjects, or analysis of census data,? said NCSA Director Thom Dunning.?Supercomputing allows these researchers to focus on the most importantproblems in their fields without limiting the scope of their work.?
Anyhumanities, arts, and social science scholar or collaborative researchgroup (provided the group includes at least one University of Illinoisprincipal investigator or co-principal investigator) may apply forcomputing resources to advance their computationally intensive work.Supported activities could include:
Selectedresearchers will be given access NCSA?s high-performance systems andallotments of 100,000 to 500,000 compute hours. Resources will beavailable from May 2009 to May 2010, with the opportunity forsuccessful projects to apply for a one-year renewal.
Beforesubmitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to consult withI-CHASS staff on the scope of the project, the computational readinessof their data and software, the humanities, arts, and social sciencecontent, and other matters to ensure the appropriateness of theproposal. To discuss your project with I-CHASS staff, email email@example.com or call 217-333-4327.