ExCALIBUR H&ES Open Call - Autumn 2020
- As part of the ExCALIBUR initiative, UKRI are investing £4.5m over four years to create and evaluate testbeds for novel pre-Exascale architectures and software systems, in a co-design partnership with HPC vendors and the UK research community.
- This call for proposals is for the £1m budget allocated for 2021-2022.
- We expect to fund around 4-5 projects each year.
- Projects will work closely with ExCALIBUR software working groups supported by UKRI, UKAEA and the Met Office.
|14th September 2020||The call formally opens|
|19th October 2020||Final date to submit proposals|
|Proposals will be peer reviewed and any clarifications sought|
|30th November 2020||Outcomes communicated to applicants|
|6th April 2021||Grants are now active and work can begin|
Applying for support from the programme
We have put together a skeleton case for support template seting out the key information that should be included in a case for support, e.g.
- Justification of resources
- Linkage to other ExCALIBUR projects
- Description and costs
- Work packages
- Milestones and outputs
- Risk register
A Frequently Asked Questions document is available which describes the ExCALIBUR H&ES open call process and provides guidance on scope and eligibility for projects. We have also produced a short video which walks you through what is required in an ExCALIBUR H&ES case for support:
To submit your case for support, or if you have any queries or require further information, please do get in touch with the Hardware & Enabling Software programme office. We are happy to discuss and provide formative feedback on draft proposals before they are submitted. This email address is monitored by programme co-directors Prof Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol) and Revd Dr Jeremy Yates (University College London), and our Project Manager Martin Hamilton (UCL).