Call for research proposals for Enlighten Your Research Global, open till June 7

To help further promote the benefits of international-scale networking to researchers, SURF (SURFnet and SURFsara) now collaborate with 11 other leading partners to create an exciting opportunity for the research communities.

The EYR-Global 2015 organizing committee consists of 13 partners from the Netherlands (SURFnet and SURFsara), the United States (Internet2 en ESnet), Brazil (RNP), United Kingdom (Janet), Germany (DFN), Spain (RedIRIS), Poland (PSNC/PIONIER), Austria (ACOnet), EU (GÉANT Assocciation), Australia (AARNet) and New Zealand (REANNZ).

The brand new edition of the Enlighten Your Research Global (EYR-Global) program invites researchers and their collaborators to submit proposals that highlight how access to advanced networks, technologies and compute would significantly improve their research and discovery process.

Is your research ready for an international challenge?
Join Enlighten Your Research Global and discover how our services can help you get the most out of your research! We invite researchers from any discipline to submit a proposal with challenging research questions.  The program is open to all ranges of research teams – ranging from novice to expert in the use of information technology – to support their research projects to participate in the program.What are the benefits?
The selected projects can gain access to:

  1. World-class network infrastructure operated by the National Research and Education Networks and their partners.
  2. Advanced networks and compute facilities (High Performance ComputingNetworking,Data ServicesVisualizatione-Science Support and Cloud Services
  3. Support and advice on end-to-end network connectivity and use of the services.
  4. Commitment to an agreed level of (network) resource provisioning and support for 1 year

Visit  to find details of the program, its timeline and the procedure for submitting a proposal

Important dates
Submission deadline draft proposal; Sunday June 7, 2015
Announcement of the selected projects that proceed to the next phase; Tuesday June 16, 2015
Consultation round for fine-tuning proposal and exploration of technical options; June 16 – August 31, 2015
Submission deadline final proposal; Tuesday September 1, 2015
Announcement of the selected final projects; November 2015
Implementation of services; Early 2016

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