Would your research project significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity? The Enlighten Your Research Program Global (EYR-Global) is seeking such projects and the deadline for proposals is June 7.
The EYR-Global program, sponsored by ESnet and 11 other leading national research and education networks around the globe, was patterned after SURFnet’s successful national Enlighten Your Research competition in the Netherlands and represents an important step forward in helping researchers in all fields to incorporate advanced global research networks to significantly improve discoveries and collaboration.
In 2013, the first inaugural EYR-Global program resulted in four research projects in climate research, life sciences, and computer science receiving awards in the form of network resources and/or engineering consultations to improve the research workflows in each project.
For 2015, EYR-Global is seeking to support even more projects. The two-step proposal process includes review by a panel of judges representing each of the sponsoring organizations. Final EYR-Global proposal projects may have access to:
- High performance network infrastructures operated by participating NRENs and their partners.
- Support and consultation with expert network engineers to devise the best end-to-end network connectivity plan to support the proposed research.
- Commitment from each participating NREN for an agreed level of network resource provisioning and ongoing support during the program period.