HPC-Europa3: EC-funded research visits
HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme which funds researchers to carry out short "transnational access" visits to other countries to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field and provides access to some of the most powerful computers in Europe.
Countries and their HPC centers that accept visitors in HPC-Europa3 programme are highlighted.
Fourth call open: apply before September 13th!
Finnish researchers can apply for visits in total of nine European countries. The call for the HPC-Europa3 project is open now and applications are reviewed four times per year. Applications are submitted electronically through the project website and assessed by an international scientific panel.
The project finances researcher visits to countries whose high-performance computing centers put their resources at the visitors' disposal. These are Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or the UK.
The HPC-Europa3 project will continue until April 2021. The goal of the project is to support more than one thousand visits.
The first three calls have had a varying number of applications totalling in roughly 150. Depending on the call from 1 to 7 of the visits have targeted research groups in Finland and so far all of them have been accepted. CSC could host many more visitors. There will be four calls each year and the call deadlines can be found at the HPC-Europa3 website.
Visits can vary 3–13 weeks
The programme is open to researchers of any level, from PhD students to full professors, in any field able to make use of scientific computing. As a rule, the visitor will not work in the target country's computation center but will be hosted by a suitable academic research group. A number of hosts have already signed up and can be browsed (by country) in the application form. If you want to sign up as a host, please contact staff (at) hpc-europa.org.
Applications always concern academic research. The researchers of universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes, for example, can apply for the exchange. Reasonable travel and accommodation costs are reimbursed by the project, which also pays daily allowance. A visit can last 3–13 weeks and a researcher can make more than one visit as long as the total duration does not exceed 13 weeks. The HPCE3 site also lists interesting training events, that can be combined with visits.
Why not visit an interesting research group abroad, create new or strengthen existing collaboration networks, and make use of specific expertise available in other European countries?