LSST Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration and Computing


LINCC Frameworks Incubator Program

Now accepting proposals!

The LINCC Frameworks team at LSSTC, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and University of Washington (UW) invites scientists to participate in the LINCC Frameworks Incubator Program. The goal of the Incubator Program is to engage the scientific community in the creation of software tools for the analysis of Rubin LSST data.  To that end, we will support teams of researchers to test and help expand early-stage analysis software being developed as a part of LINCC Frameworks using their own exciting scientific investigations with existing surveys or simulated data. 


At this time, we invite proposals for the first Incubator session, to be held in mid-2023. To help proposers, there was a remote informational Q&A session on January 26th (details here including the recording) as well as weekly virtual ‘office hours’ on Thursdays at 12pm EST with a member of the LINCC Frameworks team in the weeks leading up to the proposal deadline using the following Zoom (Meeting ID: 977 2698 5033,  Passcode: 72272) 

Those in the LSSTC Slack workpace can use the public #lincc-incubator-help channel for questions about the proposal process; members of the LINCC Frameworks leadership are monitoring this channel.


Key Dates:

  • Virtual Information Session: 2023 January 26. You can find the link to the recordings here.
  • Stage-one proposal deadline: 2023 February 21, 11:59pm PST 
  • Stage-two conversations with selected proposal teams: 2023 March
  • Expected announcement of first Incubator teams: 2023 April


A concise summary of the program may be found in these slides:


The full program description and call for proposals may be found here, while the application form for the first round of incubators may be found here.