The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, as part of Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS), is launching a new uptake program to enhance the support for large scale astronomy projects by embedding technical staff within research projects.

A call for proposals for astronomy researchers from across Australia is now open for projects that will benefit by having a Pawsey technical staff member embedded in their astronomy project, free of charge, for at least 12 months (starting from 1 July 2019). The aim of this program is to add value to existing investments and to assist in the optimisation of existing workflows, software and processes.

Astronomy researchers are invited to propose projects that can demonstrate where their research can be enhanced by the inclusion of a technical staff member (at least 0.5 FTE effort for a duration of 12 months). Each project will be assessed by an independent panel and selected on the basis of technical and scientific merit. Consideration will also be given to how this investment could maximise the return on funding provided to each project and whether the expected outcome of the project could be used or re-used by other relevant projects.

Applications will close on 31 May 2019 and successful projects will be announced in the second week of June to commence work on 1 July 2019.  Please submit all applications online here.  All questions should be addressed to Dr Jenni Harrison, ADACS Project Director (Pawsey):