CCDB Now Accepting Applications for Compute Canada 2016 Resource Allocation Competition (RAC)

Note: The final deadline for all RAC submissions is October 8, 2015. There will be no extensions this year.


Click here to login / register to the CCDB to submit your 2016 RAC application.

Any individual who is eligible to apply to national granting councils for funding is eligible to apply for a RAC allocation. The RAC is open to projects from all disciplines, from humanities to engineering. The allocation requests are peer-reviewed and awarded based on scientific merit, quality of the research team, and development of highly-qualified personnel (HQP).

Please note, you DO NOT need to submit a letter of intent.
Interested parties should submit a full application via the CCDB with the information specified in the RAC 2016 Call for Proposals.

Important Notes:

  • RAC awards are granted on a one-year basis, so applicants must re-apply each year for a new allocation.
  • There will be no deadline extensions this year. October 8 is a final deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. Any concerns with this new policy may be directed to

Important Dates:

CCDB submission area activated. Wed, Sept 09
RAC Fast Track submissions (by invite only) due. Fri, Sept 25 – 4 pm EDT
Final deadline for all RAC applications (no extensions). Thu, Oct 08 – 4 pm EDT

New this year:

Common Canadian CV (CCV): Only PIs will be required to upload their CCV with their RAC application (that means, one CCV per RAC application). This will be optional for co-PIs and Fast Track applicants, but we strongly encourage all users to create their CCV as it will be required at the time of your account renewal and for future competitions. Integrating the CCV into the CCDB will make it easier for applicants to upload a CV, standardize its format, and facilitate the work of the expert review committees when evaluating the quality of the research team.

RAC Glossary: A comprehensive list of terms and acronyms used in the competition and application process has been included in the RAC Call for Proposals and is available on the Compute Canada website. Please consult this document when preparing your application.

Data Privacy & Security: You will need to indicate in your application if your data are subject to special privacy and/or security considerations of which Compute Canada should be aware (e.g., personal health information, physical access to datasets, provincial or federal legislation, etc.).

Expert Review Committee: Applicants may choose the scientific committee they would like to review their proposals. However, the RAC Administrative Committee reserves the right to assign the proposal to another committee if necessary.

Alignment with federal Science and Technology Research Priority areas: While we do not use federal or provincial priorities as part of our assessment criteria, we do need to report on the research we support through our competitions, including alignment with priority areas. The information you provide in this section therefore strengthens our funding case.

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