Section 3. Your Visit
Please indicate your preferred date to start your visit, and its estimated duration. However, it should be noted that the Selection Panel may recommend shortening or extending your visit or changing your dates. Should your application be successful, you will be contacted by one of the HPC-Europa2 visit co-ordinators who will discuss with you the most appropriate dates, considering your own requirements as well as the availability of your host, and logistical matters such as accommodation and office space.
All visitors are hosted in local research departments associated with one of the six HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access sites. They work on their own research project, in collaboration with a local host researcher sharing similar research interests. In our experience, HPC-Europa2 visits are most successful when there is a close match between the research interests of the visitor and the host.
So, before you submit your application, we would like to ask you to identify at least one host researcher in one of our associated organisations. You can name one or more hosts, up to three in total. These should be the people that work in your field and have similar research interests. To assist you in this task, we maintain a list of associated host institutions with their URLs. We expect you to identify the best prospective host(s) for your visit, as you are the best person to judge the match in research interests. If the person and the institution by which you would like to be hosted, are not on our list, please provide us with their name and contact details as required on the form. We would be equally happy to register this person and organisation as our associated host.
Finally, we urge you to consider this stage of your application very carefully indeed, as it often determines the outcome of your application. It is important to note that one of the main criteria for the selection of HPC-Europa2 applications is the level of support granted by the proposed host(s), as well as the match of research interests. In this section, you will be asked to justify your choice of host(s) and indicate what you expect to gain from this collaboration.
Additional advice is provided in the FAQ section "What should I do if I cannot find a suitable host research group before the application deadline"