Application Instructions

The call for applications is now closed

All doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists are encouraged to apply to our intensive two-week course.


ATPESC provides advanced training to 60 participants. Qualified applicants must have:

  • Substantial experience in MPI and/or OpenMP programming
  • Used at least one HPC system for a reasonably complex application
  • Plans to conduct computational science and engineering (CS&E) research on large-scale computers
Ability to access to all supercomputing resources available in this training program is mandatory for participation. For ATPESC 2017, the following restrictions apply to foreign nationals: 
  1. Foreign nationals from countries that appear on a restricted foreign country listing in section 15 CFR 740.7 License Exceptions for Computers (namely, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) require a very lengthy approval process for access to DOE supercomputers, which will not complete in time for ATPESC 2017. Therefore, citizens of these countries are not eligible to apply for participation in ATPESC 2017.  
  2. Foreign nationals from countries other than those listed above will need valid passport and visa supporting documents with expiration date beyond the end of the training program (August 11, 2017). Selected applicants will be provided a letter of invitation for visa purposes if needed.
  3. Depending on country of citizenship, the process for approval of accounts can take weeks to months, and we cannot guarantee successful approval. Selected applicants whose accounts have not been approved by July 7, 2017, will not be able to participate in ATPESC 2017. 
Applicants are expected to be proficient in English in order to take full advantage of this training program. Results from TOEFL/IELTS/PTE examinations are not required.


  • March 10, 2017 – Deadline for applications
  • April 10, 2017 – Notification of acceptance
  • April 21, 2017 – Registration deadline for accepted applicants
  • April 28, 2017 – Registration deadline for wait-listed applicants


Applicants must commit to attend the entire program. If they fail to do so, they will be responsible for their travel, lodging and meal expenses. All required documents must be submitted as one PDF file.

Your application must include (in this order):

  1. Purpose for attending the training program and description of computing experience
    • Note: the curriculum of the training program is geared for participants with substantial MPI and/or OpenMP programming experience who have used an HPC system for a reasonably complex application and have conducted or are preparing to conduct CS&E research on large-scale computers. Please be prepared to describe in detail your previous experience with HPC systems (e.g. size of simulations, kind of systems, experience as user and/or developer, software and solvers used, etc.) and your future CS&E plans on leadership-class supercomputers. This part of the application should be no longer than two pages. Please include your Name, Job title and Institution at the top of the document.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One letter of recommendation from an advisor, supervisor or referee
    • Note: if your advisor, supervisor or referee wants to keep private the letter of recommendation, you do not need to include this document in the final PDF file. Your advisor, supervisor or referee can send it directly to and it will be included in your application.

Please do not include in your application any article, additional letters or other document that is not one of the three mentioned above.

When you have compiled all of the documents listed above:

  1. Create one PDF file with all items
  2. Log in to EasyChair to apply for ATPESC 2017

On the EasyChair application form:

Please use standard capitalization (i.e., “Chris Smith”; not “CHRIS SMITH” nor “chris smith”).

  • For the Author Information, complete the Author 1 fields with your information and leave blank the other authors.
  • For the Title, use your first and last name followed by “Application”
    EXAMPLE: John Doe Application
  • For the Abstract, enter a short paragraph summarizing your purpose for attending and the name of the referee that will be submitting the letter of recommendation (if not included in your submission package).
  • For the Keywords, enter your Citizenship, CS&E Field and Job Title
  • Upload your PDF file
  • Click on the submit button only once

If you have any questions, please contact ATPESC staff.