NCMAS 2021: Important Dates
|26 October||Applications Close 5:00pm AEDT|
|26 Oct - 9 Nov||Administrative and Technical assessment|
|10 Nov - 2 Dec||Merit assessment|
|7, 8, 9 December||National Computational Merit Allocation Committee meeting|
|21 December||Announcement of outcomes|
Changes to NCMAS 2021
There are two changes to the way applications are completed and assessed in the 2021 round.
The NCMAS Secretariat has built a new online form, which simplifies the process and addresses compliance issues.
NCMAS is also participating in a National Trial of Anonymising Grant Proposals from the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador. This Trial aims to assess whether the anonymised review of allocation proposals reduces unconscious bias in STEM grant programs. As such, applications for NCMAS2021 are required to be written in an anonymous third-person style (A3P).
The Secretariat will support applicants through the transition to writing in A3P, offering multiple training opportunities and an optional compliance check before final submission.
All applicants must read the supporting documentation in full before starting their applications.
Online Information Course
Completion of the online information course is mandatory for all NCMAS applicants, new and returning.
This course provides an overview of NCMAS and it’s merit-based allocation process, and information about the changes in the 2021 call. It also provides information on best practices and general recommendations for all applicants.
Online information sessions
Online information and Q&A sessions wil be run each Tuesday for the duration of the call. Please complete the Teachable training before participating in a session. Register here http://bit.ly/NCMAS2021ZoomTraining
You can request help by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.