2 Calls NLeSC

As of April 1st, NLeSC will be offering 2 calls worth 3.5Meuro

Call for Accelerating Scientific Discovery (ASDI)

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to enable domain scientists, working in application fields of Environment & Sustainability, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences & eHealth, or Physics & Beyond, to address compute-intensive and/or data-driven problems within their research.
Successful proposals will pursue new scientific domain challenges and enhance and accelerate the process of scientific discovery within the field of application. To achieve this, the proposals will be characterized by the usage, adaptation, and integration of eScience methods and tools including software for optimized data handling, Big Data analytics, and efficient computing.

Call for Disruptive Technologies (DTEC)

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support computer and data scientists in the research and development of novel eScience technologies and software, in areas such as Optimized Data Handling, Big Data Analytics, or Efficient Computing, driven by a direct demand from (multiple) research disciplines.
Successful proposals will deliver stable eScience instruments in the form of compute kernels, interfaces, libraries, platforms, or scientific workflows with potential to enhance and accelerate scientific breakthroughs in a variety of research domains.


Full descriptions of both calls can be found on our website.

Proposals can be submitted by researchers from any Dutch university or research institute which is affiliated with NWO or KNAW. For either call, a grant may be requested for a maximum total budget of 500K Euro, and a maximum project duration of 48 months.
The following funding is allowed in this funding scheme:

  • A maximum of 250K Euro for local personnel (e.g. PhD student, postdoc, UD or UHD positions).
  • A maximum of 50K Euro for project-related equipment, software, and (non-NLeSC personnel) travel expenses.
  • A minimum of 250K Euro for personnel employed by NLeSC. For NLeSC personnel each 100K Euro equals 1.0 FTE (= 1680 hours).

The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is 2 June 2015, 14:00 CET.
The deadline for submission of full proposals is 8 September 2015, 14:00 CET
Information events are also scheduled for researchers and support to visit NLeSC and discuss details of the calls.

More information can be found at: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/project-calls