2018 Resource Allocation Competitions Launched


Compute Canada’s annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) opened October 3 and will close November 16, 2017. These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies.

Competition Opens Due
Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) application Early October Nov 16, 2017
10:00 pm EST
Resources for Research Groups (RRG) application Early October Nov 16, 2017
10:00 pm EST

Applicants to our annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) can request storage and compute resources. Applications submitted to these competitions are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence.

Who should apply?

Researchers who need more resources than are available through the Rapid Access Service (RAS) are encouraged to apply to our competitions:

The RPP competition is targeted specifically at applications that create new or support existing research platforms or portals. Allocations in this competition may be awarded over multiple years, up to a maximum of three years. This year, a Notice of Intent (prior to a full application) is not required for the RPP competition. For the full Competition Guidelines, please click here.

The Resources for Research Groups (RRG) competition is targeted at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need of compute or storage resources beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service. For the full Competition Guidelines, please click here.

Note that an updated Canadian Common CV is required for the submission of an RPP or an RRG application.

More information:

Join us on October 11 or October 13 for one of our RAC 2018 Q&A Sessions.

English Session
(online only, English presentation with English Q&A)
French Session
(Online and in person, French presentation with bilingual Q&A)
Wednesday, October 11
12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern (EDT)
Location: Online – connection instructions will be emailed to all RSVPs.
Register Online
Friday, October 13
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern (EDT)
Locations: Online & at these in-person locations – U. Laval, U. de Sherbrooke, U. McGill, and U. de Montréal
Register Online

Questions are welcome at any time by emailing rac@computecanada.ca. For general inquiries about the process, please refer to our Resource Allocation Competitions page.

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