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TRACS Call for applicants

TRACS Call for applicants - closing date 6 November 2002

Are you a Researcher working in Europe? Are you interested in High Performance Computing? If the answers are yes, then funding may be available for you to carry out research in Scotland (UK) under the TRACS Programme: http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/tracs/.

What is the TRACS Programme?

TRACS stands for Training and Research on Advanced Computing Systems. This successful EC-funded Visitors Programme is an opportunity for researchers in Europe to come to Edinburgh to use our High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and work on their own specific project with a "research host" in Scotland.

Please note that the next deadline for applications is 6 November 2002 (there are 4 calls for applicants per year). For more information on how to apply, see: http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/tracs/application/application.html

Do I qualify for a visit?

TRACS is open to academic researchers, from Post-Graduates students to Professors, as well as industrial researchers across Europe. In order to be eligible, you need to be working on non-proprietary research and you must be working inside a member state of the European Union or an Associated State, but outside of the UK.

How long does a visit last?

A TRACS visit can last a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 13 weeks.

What does TRACS provide?

  • Access to some of the best HPC facilities in Europe based at EPCC, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (The University of Edinburgh).
  • Consultancy and support from experienced staff.
  • The possibility to attend courses on all aspects of HPC.
  • A host department in one of the Universities in Scotland where you can collaborate with a researcher.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses: you will have to make your own travel arrangements but TRACS will refund (after arrival) an amount corresponding to a reasonable air fare. TRACS will also arrange and pay for your accommodation in self-catering post-graduate student residences.
  • Daily Subsistence: We normally pay subsistence at the rate of £10 per day.
We hope that this information is useful to you and that you will be interested in applying for a visit.

Best Wishes from the TRACS Team.




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