EPSRC has made £35,000 available to support collaboration, share knowledge and build stronger partnerships between UK and US Research Software Engineers (RSEs). The funding is available as travel grants administered by the Software Sustainability Institute of up to £5,000. Research Software Engineers based at UK research organisations and who are working in an EPSRC remit area can apply for this funding.
A four page PDF proposal should be submitted using this application form by the 1st July 2017. This is the initial deadline for the first round of proposals; thereafter, proposals will be assessed on an ongoing monthly basis until all funds have been disbursed. Proposals will be considered by an expert panel including representatives of the Software Sustainability Institute and the UK RSE Community.
This funding aims to encourage greater collaboration between the UK and USA-based Research Software Engineer communities around the following topics:
investigating emerging hardware and the impact on software;
building collaboration around a particular science area;
developing common community codes;
building links between computational / computer science and maths.
This initiative will focus on inward travel of USA-based RSE expertise where there is a demonstrable benefit to the UK, though outward engagement of UK RSEs visiting the US will also be allowed.
For further details, including how to apply, visit the EPSRC USA-UK RSE Travel Fund page.
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