Collaborative Computational Projects: Community Building, Networking and Core Computational Science Support

Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) are inclusive, community-wide initiatives bringing together engineering and physical sciences researchers and research software development expertise. CCPs comprise researchers and developers who collaborate on large-scale scientific software development projects, maintenance, distribution, training, and user support. They provide a focal point for communities to identify their scientific software requirements and take a strategic approach to software support in a particular field.

This call is to support a further cohort of CCPs, to underpin research and research communities within the EPSRC remit. These CCPs will contribute to the development of innovative, sustainable and robust software that will ensure researchers have the e-infrastructure and skills required to undertake world-leading research, both now and in the future. Core computational science support, provided by STFC’s Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC), is available to CCPs through this call.

Applications are invited from existing CCPs (where there remains scientific software requirements) and new CCPs in fields where this demand is significant and currently unmet.

Proposals focused on research and research communities outside of the EPSRC remit will not be accepted.

Up to £2.5m of funding and 15 FTEs per annum of technical computational support is available to support new and existing CCPs that underpin research and research communities within the EPSRC remit. EPSRC expects to support approximately 7-10 CCPs for a duration of up to five years.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 16:00 on 10 October 2019.