National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme

National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme - Applications

Before submitting a proposal for resources under the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme you should read the NCMAS Criteria used by the NCMAS committee to evaluate NCMAS project proposals.

About the Project Application Forms

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You can save and reload the project application forms as many times as you wish. When the application is complete use the "Submit" button to finally submit it for evaluation. The major sections of the form are as below. The information sought in each section is outlined in the table of contents when you load the form. The application form must be completed and submitted on-line.

  1. Administrative Summary
  2. Publications and Research Funding
  3. Research Proposal
  4. Resource Requirements and Justification of Needs

Defining the Researchers

The forms are being hosted by the NCI National Facility. Many researchers will have applied for resources at the NCI under the Merit Allocation Scheme previously, and will therefore have exisiting identities in the NCI researchers database. Email if you had an identity and have since forgotten it.

New Projects

For new project applications it is necessary to first complete the Administrative Summary section, then save the form for a later reload before the complete form will load. This allocates the project a code, and enables the details of any already known people to be preloaded.

For a preview of a complete form, see this example form.

Project Renewal Applications

When you try to access a form for project renewal you will be required to authenticate yourself first. The reason for this is that if there is data available from a previous application for the project, the application form loaded will contain pre-filled in values for some parts of the form. It is very important that you:

  1. Read and update the pre-filled items. Out of date information will detract from your application.
  2. Update the role of each researcher on the project.
  3. Save the form then RELOAD it after correcting researcher roles.


Time Allocation Forms

NEW project application FORM Use the link on the left to load a form for a NEW project under the NCMAS, or to reload an in progress application for a new project. Note that a start-up project at the NCI can be converted to an NCMAS project via this form.
RENEWAL project application FORM Use the link on the left to load a form for RENEWAL of a Merit Allocation Scheme project (for 2012 this applies only to NCI National Facility and NCI Specialised Facilities projects).

Other Forms

Register as a NEW person Use this form if you have never been a registered researcher with NCMAS or the NCI NF before. You need to register to obtain an identity both to add to new project applications, and to apply for connection to existing projects. (for the latter, use the user connection form once your have been issued with an identity via this form.) Email if you had an identity and have since forgotten it.
Update Contacts and Researcher Track Record Details Use this form if you have a registered id number only, (i.e. no login credentials at NCI NF) and you need to update your contacts data and/or your research track record ready for loading on time application forms for projects on which you are a chief investigator.
Update Contacts and Researcher Track Record Details
(authenticated)
Use this form if you have login credentials at NCI NF and you need to update your contacts data and/or your research track record ready for loading on time application forms for projects on which you are a chief investigator.
Connection to an existing project Use this form if you want to connect to an existing project. You must already have registered your information via the new user registration form or have an existing identity at the NCI National Facility.
Annual Report Submission Form Annual reports on NCMAS projects 2013 work is a requirement of receiving a grant under the NCMAS. It is particularly important that the 2013 report be provided prior to the applications for NCMAS time in 2013 as the report will be linked to from the application for the Merit Committee to view it.

NCMAS resources comprise Australian Government-funded infrastucture through the NCRIS and Super Science programs administered by the Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Research, and operations and services funded by major partners of the collaborations (NCI, iVEC, UQ, MASSIVE, VLSCI) which operate the respective facilities