Direct Support for Researchers
Get help with improvements like expanding your code functionality, transitioning from lab computers to HPC, or introducing new technologies into your workflow.
MATCHPlus provides support to researchers through short-term engagements that pair a student-facilitator with an experienced mentor to address an immediate research need. Mentors are ACCESS Computational Science and Support Network (CSSN) experts with subject matter expertise and professional facilitation skills relevant to the engagement.
The MATCHPlus Process
Researchers define the research need via the engagement request form, and then work with the MATCH team to identify required skill sets, deliverables and a set of milestones.
Mentors are typically professional Research Computing Facilitators (RCFs) from the CSSN or senior members of the researcher's existing group. Student facilitators are recruited unless researchers request a particular student. They commit 10-20 hours per week and receive a stipend or credit. Student facilitators present updates at a monthly meeting with other project teams and learn about other engagements in the program.
MATCHPlus is modeled after the workflow developed in 2017 by the NSF-sponsored Northeast Cyberteam and subsequently adopted and enhanced by the NSF-sponsored CAREERS Cyberteam to help researchers address computationally intensive research challenges and needs.
Interested in Joining the Pilot?
MATCHPlus will be selecting up to ten projects to launch between September, 2022 and May, 2023. Requests will be evaluated in the order received until January 31, 2023. Subsequent requests will continue to be accepted, but there may be a short delay in processing as we incorporate feedback from the pilot.
Apply for MATCHPlus
Receive expert CSSN research support
Collaborate with a mentor/student pairing
Work with subject matter experts
Benefit from support dedicated to advancing your scientific research
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Mentor a student research facilitator
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Help drive evolving and emerging research
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Work with a CSSN mentor and expert
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