The programme is open to researchers of all levels, from postgraduate students to the most senior professors.
Applicants can be working in any discipline, but MUST require the use of High Performance Computing facilities (for large-scale computer modelling, etc). Visits can last between 3 weeks and 3 months.
HPC-Europa pays travel and living costs.
Visitors work closely with a "host" research group working in a similar field of research. There are many research groups already associated with the programme as "host" research groups, but new hosts can join at any time, so just let the organisation know if there is someone with whom you would like to collaborate who is not on the list. However, note that host researchers must be in the same country as one of the participating HPC centres: Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or the UK.
Following EC guidelines, applications are particularly encouraged from the new EU member countries and those who do not have access to similar computing facilities at their home institute.
Under the new "Regional Access" sub-programme, applicants in the Baltic states and South East Europe who have little or no HPC experience are particularly encouraged to visit host departments in Sweden and Greece respectively.