The review process

You will be asked to fill in the on-line application form and attach your Curriculum Vitae. All the fields are mandatory unless otherwise stated. After you have submitted your application, you will be sent by email a confirmation that your application has been registered, and allocated an application number. Please use this number if you need to contact us in future. If any of the details submitted at the time of the application are incorrect, you can either inform us of the changes required, or make the changes by yourself using the username and password allocated to you on submission of your application. Note that changes will NOT usually be accepted after the closing date for applications.

Selection meetings will be held 4 times per year (typically March, June, September and December), exact dates are published on the website.

Straight after the closing date for applications, all applications will go through our established review and selection procedure. This is a two-stage evaluation process, with each stage taking 2-3 weeks. You should therefore receive the decision on your application around 6 weeks after the closing date. During the first stage of review, the technical reviewer from the relevant HPC-Europa3 centre may contact you to ask for clarifications. Please reply promptly to avoid delaying the review process. The final decision is made by our international panel of experts, the HPC-Europa3 Scientific Users Selection Panel (SUSP). The panel members base their judgement on a variety of factors, such as:

  • the scientific value of the work proposed;
  • the level of support from the local host researcher(s);
  • the match of research interests between the applicant and the proposed host(s); and
  • the case for HPC-Europa funding.

The selection panel approves applications on the basis of scientific merit. For this reason, applicants are strongly encouraged, where possible, to identify a suitable researcher with whom to collaborate BEFORE applying, as this greatly increases the chances of the application being approved.

Sometimes, the SUSP may recommend changing your proposed visit dates, extending the duration of your visit, or making some adjustments to the proposed work. You will be notified of the SUSP’s decision shortly after the selection meeting. As the verdict of the SUSP is final, no appeal procedure exists.  However, should your application be unsuccessful, we will provide you with a summary of the main reasons presented by the panel’s members to justify their decision. Whenever these reasons can be satisfactorily rectified, we will encourage you to apply again in future with revised application details. 

Scientific Users' Selection Panel Members





Prof. Gustavo Yepes

Department of Theoretical Physics, Autonomous University of Madrid



Dr. Mark Abraham

Formerly of Department of Theoretical Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SciLifeLab


Prof. Andrea Cavalli

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna


Dr. Valentina Erastova

School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Prof. Francisco Javier Luque

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona


Prof. Carole Morrison

School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Dr. Zilvinas Rinkevicius

Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Prof. Dage Sundholm

Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki


Computer Sciences

Prof. Eduard Ayguadé

Department of Computer Architecture, UPC – BarcelonaTech


Dr. Mary Cryan

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nagel

Center of Information Services and High Performance Computing, TU-Dresden


Earth Sciences

Prof. Eleni Katragkou

Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Dr. Guillaume Houzeaux

CASE – Physical and Numerical Modelling group, BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckart Laurien

Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems, University of Stuttgart


Prof. Phillip Schlatter

Department of Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Dr. Prashant Valluri

School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom


Prof. Tomaso Esposti Ongaro

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology


Dr. Stefano Salon

National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS


Life Sciences

Dr. Zoe Cournia

Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens 


Dr. Berk Hess

SciLifeLab & KTH


Material Sciences

Prof. Mauro Ferrario

Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia



Dr. Colin Cotter

Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London

United Kingdom

Prof. Fiorella Sgallari

Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna



Prof. dr. Jordi Vila

Department of Meteorology and Air Quality, Wageningen University

The Netherlands


Dr. Anatoly Belonoshko

Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Prof. Marco Bernasconi

Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca


Prof. Stefano Borgani

Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, University of Trieste


Prof. dr. Ria Broer

Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Groningen University

The Netherlands

Dr. Andreas Hermann

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Dr. Timo Kiviniemi

Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University


Prof. Kari Rummukainen

Department of Physics, University of Helsinki


Prof. Silvano Simula Department of Mathematics and Physics, Roma Tre University Italy
Prof. Federico Toschi Departments of Applied Physics and of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands

Physics / Biogenetics

Prof. Giovanni Bussi

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)