Can I split my visit into several shorte visits?
Yes, but HPC-Europa2 will not pay for the additional costs incurred. In other words, we acknowledge that in some circumstances, it may be necessary for you to return to your home institution during the course of your visit. If you return to your home institute for any length of time, HPC-Europa2 subsistence payments will be stopped during your absence.
Furthermore, HPC-Europa2 will only pay for one return flight (from your home institute to the HPC-Europa2 centre, and back to your institute). Should you decide to split your visit, HPC-Europa2 will therefore be unable to pay for any additional travel.
Finally, applicants are reminded that in the interest of fairness, visits must be completed within 6 months of the offer being made. Should you decide to split your visit, the second half of your visit must also be completed within this 6-month period.
To summarise: split visits may be possible but:
- subsistence payments will be suspended during your absence
- additional travel costs will not be reimbursed by HPC-Europa2
- the time limit to complete your visit applies to all parts of your visit.
Applicants who are thinking about applying for a "split visit" are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the first part of their visit in the first instance, and then re-apply for a second visit at a subsequent closing date.