HPC-Europa3: building research careers

Author: Catherine Inglis
Posted: 29 Aug 2018 | 13:51

Next closing date for applications: 13th September 2018.

EPCC is a partner in the HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme, which funds collaborative visits using world-class HPC systems for researchers from any discipline. 

HPC-Europa has always been successful at building lasting links between research groups in different European countries, with a long legacy of joint publications, ongoing reciprocal research visits, and visitors securing subsequent research posts in their former host department. This, for me, has always been one of the most satisfying aspects of working on this programme - the feeling that the work I do really helps researchers to advance their careers.

Early successes

HPC-Europa3, the current programme, has only been welcoming visitors for around nine months, yet already we are hearing success stories resulting from these visits. There are nine centres around Europe which offer HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visits; some of the work done by HPC-Europa3 visitors to EPCC alone has already been presented at conferences and accepted for publication in journals. We also know of two visitors who are planning to make return visits to their host departments based on the success of their first visits, and another visitor has secured a one-year post in his host department, covering for someone who is on sabbatical. So while HPC-Europa3 visits can only last for a maximum of three months, the impact of these visits on research careers can be extremely long-lasting. HPC-Europa3 is only the beginning!

Find out more

If you want to find out more about the programme and how to apply, this webinar is a good starting point: http://bit.ly/2rhQDPR 

HPC-Europa3 website: www.hpc-europa.eu

Author

Catherine Inglis, EPCC