Proposals for first LINCC Frameworks Incubator due Feb 21

We are excited to announce the launch of a website, call for proposals, and application form for the LINCC Frameworks Incubator program!

The LINCC Frameworks team is working to provide robust open-source software tools to support analysis of LSST data at scale, and a key part of this effort is the formation of collaborations with the LSST science community. On January 26, 2023, at 10am Pacific time on the LINCC Tech Talks Zoom, members of LINCC Frameworks leadership at LSSTC, CMU, and UW will hold an initial information session about this program. The session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

The Incubator program, which starts in summer 2023 with a deadline for short, stage-one proposals of 2023 February 21, will provide dedicated funding and collaborations with software engineers to proposal teams who pitch compelling projects to be carried out in collaboration with the LINCC Frameworks team. Incubator projects should be aimed at solving computational challenges to develop open-source software that will enable a near-term science project using simulations and precursor data, and that serves as a starting point towards eventual LSST data analysis.

The information session on January 26 will include a presentation and Q&A aimed at helping community members learn how they can engage with the Incubator program and develop compelling proposals for it.

For more information, please see the Incubator program website. Those with questions can also visit the #lincc-incubator-help channel in the LSSTC Slack workspace.

Reminder: the deadline for stage one proposals for the initial LINCC Frameworks incubators is February 21 at 11:59pm Pacific time! (see initial post for details)