Computing Time

The NHR centers provide high-performance (Tier 2) computing resources. Funding is allocated on a project-by-project basis according to a joint science-led process. Scientists with a doctoral degree who belong to a German accredited university are eligible to apply. The NHR center at which the computing project is to be carried out can be freely chosen by the applicants. Until a common application portal is established, the applications process takes place at the selected center:  

Which center is suitable?

Do you want to apply for high-performance computing resources and don't yet know which NHR center is best for you? Then you can find an overview of the centers' offerings here.

Do you have more questions? Send us an e-mail:

Single Point of Entry

You already know which center is suitable for your project? During June 1, 2023, the application portal JARDS is already available for the centers NHR4CES@RWTH (RWTH Aachen), NHR4CES@TUDa (TU Darmstadt), NHR@Göttingen (GWDG and University of Göttingen), NHR@ZIB (Zuse Institute Berlin) and PC2 (University of Paderborn). Please apply for resources for your project here:  NHR-JARDS .

The other centers will follow in the next weeks. Until then, please apply locally to the centers as before (see table below).

Please also be sure to read the information below regarding deadlines, acknowledgement, and privacy.

NHR@FAU FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg >> Apply here
NHR@KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie >> Apply here
NHR@TUD ZIH TU Dresden >> Apply here
NHR Süd-West Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Universität des Saarlandes

>> Apply here


Deadlines for Large Scale Projects

All NHR-Large projects" start on a fixed date and are organized in a periodic procedure. There are four application deadlines per year

  Deadline 1 01.01.2024 Projektstart: 01.04.2024
  Deadline 2 01.04.2024 Projektstart: 01.07.2024
>> Deadline 3 01.07.2023 Projektstart: 01.10.2023   <<
  Deadline 4 01.10.2023 Projektstart: 01.01.2024

Deadlines for NHR-Normal Projects

Applications for medium resource projects may be submitted on a rolling basis. NHR-Normal projects normally have the character of a continuous call for proposals and can start at any time (exceptions: NHR@Göttingen and NHR@ZIB - here, please observe the deadlines for major projects for all projects).


Papers, presentations, and other publications that contain results generated by computing resources of the NHR Association should include an appropriate acknowledgment. Therefore, please select he appropriate text for your project here !

Privacy Policy (NHR JARDS-Online-Portal)

As of June 1, 2023, a joint application portal (JARDS) will be available. The associated privacy policy for the NHR-JARDS-Online Portal as well as connected software components for the submission and review of computing time applications can be found here (only available in German).