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Call for Proposals: Computational tools for advancing science

Microsoft Research is pleased to announce a call for proposals in "Computational Tools for Advancing Science". Leading researchers and research groups at Universities and Research Centres in Europe are invited to participate in this call.

The aim of the call is to facilitate research into, and creation of, novel technologies and tools that will underpin the next-generation of computational science, and emerging scientific problems. We are particularly interested in new tools that advance knowledge discovery, facilitate knowledge sharing, and enable decision support, hypothesis and model generation and testing, visualisation and the ability to automatically, intelligently perform, interpret and draw conclusions from complex experiments. The tools may leverage advances in computer science and technology such as (but not limited to) data mining, mediation, analysis and visualisation, machine learning and pattern recognition and new paradigms of interaction with computational science tools.,The projects will be run in close cooperation with the External Research Office Microsoft Research. All proposals received will be reviewed by Microsoft Research and eligible proposals will be evaluated by a board of subject-matter experts chosen by Microsoft Research, which will comprise Microsoft and non-Microsoft scientists. Based on evaluations by the review board, Microsoft Research will select in its sole discretion up to 10 proposals for funding. It intends to award the selected research projects with grants of up to 100,000 each. The submission deadline in on 16 January 2005 and the winners will be announced on 14 March 2005. Further information on the eligibility, rules and criteria as well as the submission and selection process can be found on the following website If you have questions, please contact Email: camsc@microsoft.comFounded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goal is to develop new technologies that simplify and enhance the user's computing experience, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and facilitate the creation of new types of software. Microsoft Research employs more than 700 people, focusing on more than 55 areas of computing. Researchers in five labs on three continents collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to simplify and enhance technology in such areas as speech recognition, user-interface research, programming,tools and methodologies, operating systems and networking, graphics, natural language processing, and mathematical sciences. More information can be found at