PRACE Preparatory Access

Information on the Call for Proposals for PRACE Preparatory Access.


The Call for Proposals for PRACE Preparatory Access is a continuously open call with regular cut-off dates.

The Terms of Reference can be found here

The next cut-off dates are:

  • 1 September 2014 (18th cut-off) > 11:00 AM CEST
  • 1 December 2014 (19th cut-off) > 11:00 AM CET

The indicative schedule of the PRACE Calls for Proposals for Preparatory Access is as follows:

Quarterly cut off dates1st working day of the quarter (September; December)
Administrative Validation2 working days after the cut-off date
Award Decisionapprox. 30 calendar days after the cut-off date
Access Start DateAccess is provided starting approx. 45 calendar days after the cut-off date.
Please note that access of the December cut-off date may be slightly delayed due to Christmas break

The process to access resources after the communication of the decision on allocation is two-fold:
  • Awardees are asked to confirm their availability and readiness to use the awarded resources during the stated period of time
  • Access is provided after receipt of a positive reply

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