April 22, 2008

NEH/DOE Providing Support for Humanities Research on Supercomputers

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are working together to provide humanities scholars with access to DOE supercomputers.

Humanities High-Performance Computing grants provide computer time on DOE machines at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as training and support to enable scholars to take full advantage of those resources. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for humanities scholars whose research requires high-performance computing to collaborate with computer scientists and others at centers already familiar with the challenges of intensive data mining, visualization, and other demanding applications.

Proposal guidelines are available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/hhpc.html. The deadline is July 15, 2008.