NCMAS 2021: Important Dates

Dates Milestone
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.

Supporting Documentation

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

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