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HARC call for proposals

The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University (PTI@IU) has been engaged throughout 2019 in a new endeavor to study the role that people play in supporting research use of cloud-based cyberinfrastructure (CI), and the aspects related to the return on investment (ROI) of use of cloud CI as compared to traditional, premise-based or other regional/national CI platforms.

This project is called Humans Advancing Research in the Cloud (HARC). As part of the next phase of the project, PTI@IU is now calling for proposals for institutions (or established research groups at identified institutions) engaged in cyberinfrastructure-supported research using commercial cloud platforms, across any discipline, to fulfill the role of Cloud Research Support Engineers (CSREs).    

As part of our ongoing efforts to examine the impact the key resource of people have on the adoption of commercial cloud services, we are entering the next phase of the HARC initiative. We are looking to provide a limited number of significant (~$50K) awards to research entities that are already in possession (or plan to acquire) vendor cloud credits for use in cyberinfrastructure-enabled research, to support cloud research support engineers (CRSEs).

Please read the solicitation here.

Note that intent to participate is due by close of business on January 31, 2020, and proposals (as described) are due February 14, 2020. Direct any questions to Brian D. Voss at bvoss@iu.edu. Also note that this will be offered as a grant/award to institutions, but there will be NO indirect costs provided.

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