Project Proposal

For new and follow-up projects, a project proposal has to be submitted.

There are three distinct classes for projects (by amount of requested resources), with different approval procedures. When calculating the required resources, GPU hours are accounted as core hours with 24 times their value (since 2021-06-01).

maximum usage max. 1,000,000 core-hours per year
≈ 83,000 core-hours per month
≈ steady use of one 96 core node for one year
max. 8,000,000 core-hours per year
= 83,000 to 667,000 core-hours per month
max 35,000,000 core-hours per year
= 667,000 to 2,917,000 core-hours per month
Application form online? yes, local yes, NHR yes, NHR
Detailed Project Description -- yes yes
Final / interim report for extension yes yes yes
Technical review yes yes yes
Scientific review -- yes yes
Deadlines -- -- yes
Processing time approx. one week approx. six weeks Please refer to the deadlines below

SMALL projects are subjected to a technical review only. In general, SMALL projects can also be seen as forerunners for larger projects.

NHR-NORMAL and NHR-LARGE projects--after being technically reviewed--are subject to a scientific review. Based on these, the NHR4CES Resource Allocation Board decides about the proposals and the granted computing time.

The usual (and maximum) duration of any project (in any class) is one year, though SMALL projects can be shorter (at least 3 months).

After each project period, a intermediary/final report has to be submitted.

This applies for all projects of all classes.


New Projects


For the required intermediate report about the expired and to-be-extended project: see “final report” below.


Due to the current Corona restrictions, we also accept scans of the completed and fully signed forms for preliminary setup/extension. However, for legal reasons, the paper original is required to be sent nonetheless via office post (address see the “Contact” button right of this text).

Final Report

For all projects of all classes, an intermediary or final report is required, basically within 4 weeks after project expiration..

  • SMALL projects: the report template is chapter 1 of the follow-up template. Unlike prolongation, only the formalia and the first chapter need to be filled.
  • MEDIUM/LARGE projects currently running (requested before the change to NHR in August 2021): same procedure as for SMALL projects.
  • The new template: docx , tex and pdf (opens in new tab) .
  • Upload the PDF via the Online form for S projects, using the last project ID. Your password for the online form is the same as the one used at application time. If you lost it in the meantime, send an email to and we will reset it.
  • NHR-NORMAL/LARGE: The final report for NHR projects is to be uploaded to the NHR4CES portal no later than 4 weeks after the end of the granting period. Templates for the 2-page report are also available on that website..

ATTENTION 2021: Please use the current templates for all reports and prolongations! Main difference to the old templates in the “Reports” section is:

Reports will now be published on the HKHLR website!

Application deadlines for NHR-LARGE proposals:

  • Project start 1st Feb.: deadline 1st Nov. (previous year)
  • Project start 1st May: deadline 1st Feb. (same year)
  • Project start 1st Aug.: deadline 1st May (same year)
  • Project start 1st Nov.: deadline 1st Aug. (same year) – the first call in 2021 has been shifted by a month, closing in September, and having the projects start in December