CECAM Psi-k Research Conference 2023

Interested in promoting discussion and fostering collaborations in research areas of broad mutual interest for CECAM and Psi-k?

Submit your expression of interest to organize a CECAM Psi-k Research Conference in 2023 by filling the simple form at:


Deadline for submission of the expression of interest: 4 September 2022

Diversity (specific expertise in simulation and modelling, geographical, gender, career stage…) and interdisciplinarity among organisers and participants are key evaluation criteria.

The CECAM Psi-k Research Conference is a forum to explore and foster progress in exciting new topics and open questions of interest to different communities in simulation and modeling, rather than another opportunity to showcase consolidated research. The proposed duration and format of the event should reflect this spirit, with ample time set aside for common discussions and informal exchanges.

Details of previous CECAM Psi-k Research Conferences can be found online.

If selected for further evaluation, you will be invited to submit a full proposal – format similar to previous years – at the end of September 2022, with a deadline for submission on 31 October 2022.

Last chance to register for the QMC Hands-on summer Wokshop – 20-23.06.2022

This is the final call to register to the QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop, organised by TREX project, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Institute of Physics SAS (IPSAS) and National Competence Centre for High-Performance Computing (NCHPC).


Important Dates:
  • Registration is open until 26 May 2022, 17:00 CEST
  • Selected participants will be announced on 30 May 2022.
  • Submission for the Call for Poster is open until 19 June 2022, 17:00 CEST

If you have not made up your mind yet about attending the QMC Hands-on Summer Workshop, take a look at the sessions’ descriptions and call for posters.

Selected students attending physically the event will take part in the TREX poster competition.
The winner will be offered the possibility to become a visiting student for one week at the  Institute of Physics SAS in Slovakia with accommodation covered by the TREX project.

Psi-k Funding Call 2023-24 – NOW OPEN!!!

Psi-k  is a worldwide network of researchers working on the advancement of  first-principles computational materials science. Its mission is to  develop fundamental theory, algorithms, and computer codes in order to  understand, predict, and design materials properties and functions. Key  activities of Psi-k are the organization of conferences, workshops,  tutorials and training schools as well as the dissemination of  scientific thinking in society [Excerpt from the mission statement at http://psi-k.net/ ].

Psi-k typically funds schools (1-2 weeks), workshops (2-3 days), international conferences (2-5 days), and codes/methods tutorials (3 days-1 week), with a focus on electronic-structure methods,  developments, and applications. Funding is of the order of  4,000/8,000/12,000 €, depending on size and duration (as a guideline, 30  €/expected participant/day); Psi-k funds around 25-35 activities for every call (see here http://psi-k.net/workshops/  for the 2022-23 activities).

For this coming round, we are particularly keen to support activities that benefit PhD students and early career researchers, who have missed out on in-person events during the pandemic – schools and tutorials in particular. We also continue to encourage the ingenious development of remote delivery methods where appropriate, to widen the benefit of our activities to groups where the cost of in-person attendance may be a barrier.

We  have a two-step application process to simplify and streamline  applications, elicit more original proposals, improve planning, and avoid duplication of efforts. The present call for outline proposals is for events that will take place between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024.

Outline proposals should be submitted online  by Monday 18 July 2022 (midnight UK time), describing the planned event (download a draft of the form to see a preview of the questions that you will be asked here). Psi-k Working Groups (http://psi-k.net/groups ) and Trustees (http://psi-k.net/admin/) will either approve this outline proposal for full submission, reject it,  or suggest a merger between different activities – you are very welcome  to contact the relevant Working Group leaders or members beforehand.

Feedback will be provided the week of Monday 19 September 2022.  Outline proposals that have been approved or mergers that have been successfully negotiated will then be invited to submit a full proposal by Monday 17 October 2022. These proposals will then be  evaluated and approved – with full or partial funding – or declined at  the meeting of the Trustees, Scientific Advisory Committee (http://psi-k.net/scientific-advisory-committee/) and Working Group leaders on Friday 25 November 2022.

The evaluation of the outline proposals and full proposals will be based on

  • the relevance to the Psi-k mission statement;
  • the scientific quality of the proposal;
  • the intellectual inclusivity, geographical spread and diversity of the proposed participants, including efforts to widen participation beyond established groups;
  • the scientific merit, geographical spread and diversity of the organizers; and
  • the appropriateness of budget


  • in case of events that can interest different Working Groups please name the primary Working Group and then any related groups
  • if the event does not relate to any current Working Group, applicants should contact in advance Psi-k at [email protected].