Dear members of the CCPBioSim community,

We would like to invite proposals for software projects. The two chosen projects will each receive 6 months of software development support from the CCPBioSim CoSeC staff during the period from June 2022 to May 2023. Unsuccessful proposals may be resubmitted to future calls addressing any feedback from the referees. The proposal form can be requested from Sarah Fegan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), when completed please submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scope of Projects:

The proposed project should be a tool that is useful to the biomolecular simulation community, for example in setting up systems for simulations, analysing simulations, or creating workflows. It can be either taking work from within a group and making it into a package that can be widely distributed or adding functionality to an existing software package. We expect the project to be clearly defined and focused so that it can be completed with 6 months of 1 full time equivalent staff effort (including time to write good documentation).

Eligibility:

  1. Institution – The primary proposer must be from a university or non-profit institution. Collaborations with other institutions or industrial partners are welcome.
  2. Residence – We are happy to participate in international collaborations. However, when considering projects of equal scientific merit, preference will be given to UK resident researchers.
  3. Career stage – People at any stage in their career can submit a proposal. If you are a student or on a short term contract particular attention will be paid to the project sustainability. Please think about what will happen to the project when you come to the end of your contract or move on to a new job.

If a member of the project team is taking leave for the birth of a baby, adoption, other caring/health needs, or bereavement, we will work with them to the best of our ability to support the leave and their return to work.

Key Dates:

26 October 2021 – Call opens

1 March 2022 – Call closes

By 30 April 2022 – Applicants will have been informed of the decision

If you want to discuss your project before submitting a proposal, please contact Sarah Harris (CCPBioSim chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), James Gebbie-Rayet (CoSeC project lead for CCPBioSim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Sarah Fegan (Senior Computational Scientist for CCPBioSim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Best wishes,

The CCPBioSim Management Group