LINCC Frameworks Incubators

The goal of the LINCC Frameworks 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. 

Check out our awarded incubators.

Call for Proposals

View the latest Call for Proposals, which provides detailed information about the program and proposal process.

We plan to run three rounds of incubators each year, with at most two projects selected each round. The sessions approximately correspond to the northern hemisphere seasons of spring, summer, and fall. The dates for proposals and incubators are:

Incubator Dates
Proposal Deadline
February 1 – April 30 
October 15 
June 1 – August 31 
February 15 
September 15 – December 15
June 15 

Dates are subject to change from the above schedule if needed due to changing circumstances. The exact deadlines and notification dates for a particular round will be announced approximately six weeks in advance on the Frameworks mailing list and the LSST-DA #lincc-incubator-help Slack channel.

Incubator Proposal Help

To help proposers, there was a remote informational Q&A session on January 26, 2023. Those in the LSST-DA Slack workspace can use the public #lincc-incubator-help channel for questions about the proposal process; members of the LINCC Frameworks leadership are monitoring this channel. The team will also be hosting weekly office hours on Thursdays at noon ET roughly one month before each proposal deadline. (Zoom link here).