Apply for Grand Challenge resources by October 16th

Call for proposals for Grand Challenge projects to academic researchers is open. The call is aimed at scientific research that requires computational resources exceeding CSC's standard project resources.   

Grand Challenge (GC) projects involve cutting-edge research that requires considerable quotas for high-performance computation or data resources, or an extremely high level of service. The proposals will go through a technical and a scientific evaluation. Applications will be scientifically assessed by the CSC's Scientific Customer Panel, which consists of Finnish research team leaders from a variety of fields.
The deadline for the proposals is Monday, October 16th, 2017, at 16:00. The proposal form and instructions to apply can be found in
The form now includes a section for the data management plan.
The proposals will be evaluated in October–November, and the accepted GC projects can start December, 2017 – January, 2018. The next call will be opened in spring 2018.
Additional information on applying resources and evaluation criteria can be found here.

More information on Grand Challenge proposals:

Juha Fagerholm
+358 9 457 2447
Nino Runeberg
+358 9 457 2733