Start: July 1, 2018
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018
Budget: EUR 40 000

1st Call for Short Term Collaboration Grants for HPC

Funding for Short Term Collaboration Exchanges in HPC

Eurolab4HPC is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission under H2020 with the bold commitment to build the foundation for a European Research Center of Excellence in High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems.

A funded Short Term Collaboration typically lasts 3 months and needs to end by 31 December 2019. The objective of the instrument is to foster tight integration among research teams from multiple communities working across all levels: hardware, architectures, programming and applications, in alignment with the goals of the Eurolab4HPC Vision. Each proposal should contain representatives from multiple research communities across the whole system stack, including strong commitment from the user communities. The grants will provide funding for short cross-discipline visits, targeted at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academics to work on a common project in different layers of the compute stack. Funding is available for independent small studies and benchmarking activities to capture requirements, metrics and opportunities to improve the platforms and technologies. A short term collaboration grant has a maximum budget of EUR 5 000 and will be paid as a daily allowance of EUR 55 for max. 91 days. Half of the Eurolab4HPC grant will be paid upon receival of a grant agreement signed by the grantee, the host and home institution. The second half of the grant will be paid upon submission of a public summary of the activity that will be published on the Eurolab4HPC website.

Only proposals where either the home or host institution of the applicant is a Eurolab4HPC member, are eligible for the grants. A list of Eurolab4HPC members can be found on

The evaluation be done by at least two external independent experts selected by the steering committee under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and without conflict of interest with the proposers. The evaluation process will be composed of five steps: (i) eligibility check, (ii) review by external experts, (iii) consensus meeting chaired by the partner in charge of the call, (iv) decision to grant the best proposals by the steering committee, (v) feedback about the outcome of the evaluation process to all the proposers. All applicants will receive information about the outcome of their application by 15 November 2018.

See the attached instructions and proposal template for more details. The proposals have to be submitted via the Eurolab4HPC website no later than on 30 September 2018. The funding period after proposal acceptance is expected to start at the earliest on 15 November 2018.

Funded projects
HPC for Neutron Transport in a Fusion Reactors CoreFrom Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, CNEA, Argentina; to Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)Alejandro Soba
Scaling Large Machine Learning Models for HPCFrom Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC); to Tokyo Institute of TechnologyAlbert Kahirasubject
Processing in Memory for Data Intensive ApplicationsFrom University of Malaga; to ETH ZürichIvan Fernandez Vegasubject
Themis high performance simulation frameworkFrom University Grenoble Alpes/Inria; to Imperial CollegeChristopher Eldredsubject