EPSRC has highlighted the importance of software development, and the need to invest in people and training.
Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) bring together the major UK groups in a given field of computational research to tackle large-scale scientific software development projects, maintenance, distribution, training and user support. They play an important role in EPSRC’s ongoing ability to deliver its Software as an Infrastructure strategy and as community based networks and projects 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.
Subject to quality, up to £2M of funding and 15 FTEs per annum of technical computational support from staff at STFC’s Scientific Computing Department is available to support new and existing Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) that underpin research and research communities within the EPSRC remit.
The focus of this call is to provide funding for CCPs to perform networking and widening participation activities and to allow CCPs to apply for core support provided through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that EPSRC holds with STFC.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 16:00 on 07 October 2014.
For further information, please visit the EPSRC website: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2014/Pages/collcompprojects.aspx