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EuroHPC Training Platform and support to the International HPC Summer School

This call covers two actions to enhance the digital skills of young people pursuing a career in high performance computing (HPC): a. the development of a EuroHPC JU training platform and b. the continuation of the International HPC Summer School.


Publication date
26 January 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
4 April 2023, 17:00 (CEST)
Level of funding
  • EU level




Development of EuroHPC Training Platform: The goal is to develop a central database of HPC training services that is inclusive, interactive, and independent to promote training initiatives from across the ecosystem.

The platform would provide an accessible archive of courses and other learning materials (preferably open and for free).

EuroHPC support to the International HPC Summer School: EuroHPC JU would like to build on prior experience to support an International Summer School in HPC and to gradually increase the participation compared to previous International Summer Schools.

Activities/actions supported

Development of EuroHPC Training Platform: To build on the PRACE Training Advanced Centres, to develop a EuroHPC Training Platform which will coordinate existing training initiatives supported by a portal.

The retained consortium would work with experts and European training providers, including other EuroHPC JU initiatives that offer HPC training, to implement a common standardised EuroHPC training framework.

EuroHPC support to the International HPC Summer School: Organise and manage three Summer Schools in 2023-2026. The summer school addresses graduate students in computational sciences with strong research plans or postdoctoral fellows in the early stages of their research effort familiar with HPC.

The selection of students takes place after an open call which takes place annually.

Anticipated outcomes

Development of EuroHPC Training Platform: The standardisation efforts should lead to a pan-European HPC training and certification scheme, covering existing and new courses offered within the European HPC ecosystem and build on work of existing initiatives, in particular the European HPC Certification Forum.

EuroHPC support to the International HPC Summer School: The International Summer School would bring together once a year about 80-100 advanced HPC users who are usually graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with relevant knowledge in HPC.

Institution providing the funding

EuroHPC Joint Undertaking

Size of funding

EUR 2,000,000



Overview of eligibility criteria

The call targets stakeholders that are public or private organisations in the eligible countries with relevant expertise the context of a EuroHPC training platform and the International HPC Summer School.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
  • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
  • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following three criteria, for a maximum of 15 points:

  • Relevance (5 points);
  • Implementation (5 points);
  • Impact (5 points).

The threshold for individual criteria will be at least 3 points. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the individual scores, will be 10.



Application procedures

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible.

Proposals (including annexes and supporting documents) must be submitted using the forms provided inside the Submission System (NOT the documents available on the Topic page — they are only for information).

For more details about the application process, please see the link to the call below.

Application support available

For help related to this call, please contact: infoateurohpc-ju [dot] europa [dot] eu (info[at]eurohpc-ju[dot]europa[dot]eu)


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info