In order to promote and strengthen advanced computing on the UH campus,CACDS, the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems, has established a seed funding program, “Seed Funding for Advanced Computing” (SeFAC), open to full-time researchers and tenured or tenure-track faculty members of any College, Professional School or Research Center of the University. Each grant will support a full-time doctoral student for one calendar year.
It is expected that, at the end of the funding period, recipients will be in a position to write a research proposal to a funding agency, company or foundation.
While computation has long been a standard research tool in the sciences and engineering disciplines, less traditional users in the social sciences, the humanities etc. are also encouraged to apply.
The evaluation of proposals will be carried out by a panel composed of members external to the University of Houston who do not present conflicts of interest with the submitted proposals.
All details can be found here.
Letter of intent
In order for the panel of external evaluators to be constituted in a timely manner with members qualified to evaluate the submitted proposals, proposers are asked to submit a letter of intent which includes a provisional title and abstract of the full proposal. The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is January 31st, 2017.