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Funding Opportunity from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)
High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program
Special Solicitation for U.S. Manufacturing Institutes and AMO Consortia

Applications are now open for special solicitation for U.S. Manufacturing Institutes and AMO Consortia issued by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program. Sponsored by the HPC4Manufacturing Program with funding support from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the special solicitation inviteS U.S. Manufacturing Institutes, AMO consortia, and their member companies to engage in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE’s National Laboratories.

The HPC4Mfg Program under the HPC4EI umbrella program is designed to spur the use of National Laboratory supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies. Selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE’s National Laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis to relevant problems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, enable next-generation technologies, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation.

Projects must demonstrate potential impact to energy efficiency in manufacturing with a potential for broad national impact. We will solicit proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to enable impactful manufacturing-process improvements resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.

Eligibility for this program is limited to entities that manufacture products or operate systems in the United States for commercial applications and organizations that support them. Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. All DOE National Laboratories are eligible to participate. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding. Project durations are for one year. The HPC4EI/HPC4Mfg Program anticipates making multiple awards, subject to the availability of funding, for the HPC4Mfg Program.

More information about the HPC4Mfg can be found at: www.hpc4manufacturing.org.

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March 23, 2020

Event address for attendees: View Webinar Slides
Date and time: Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 am
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Monday, March 23, 2020 12:30 pm
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Monday, March 23, 2020 2:30 pm
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April 2, 2020

Event address for attendees: Register for Webinar
Date and time: Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:30 am
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Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:30 am
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Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:30 pm
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Event password: HPC42020

Solicitations

Winter 2020 Solicitation

Proposal System Outage

Our proposal system is temporarily out of commission due to an unexpected outage. To check the status of your submission, please contact hpc4ei-submissions@llnl.gov.

Winter 2020

Solicitation Timeline

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Event Date
Call for proposal March 17, 2020
Concept paper due April 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. (PT)    

Informational Webinar

View Webinar Slides

March 23, 2020 11:30 a.m. (PT)

April 2, 2020 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Request for full proposal June 2020
Full proposal due July 30, 2020 5:00 p.m. (PT)
Finalists notified October 2020
Expected project start December 2020
Submitting Full Proposal

Please apply to this opportunity by using the HPC4EI Proposal System. Applicants are required to create a user account, complete an electronic application, and upload concept paper as a PDF file. Applicants can also monitor proposal status using the proposal system.

If you need assistance contact Michelle Herawi at (925) 423-4964 or hpc4ei-submissions@llnl.gov

Download Full Proposal

Submit Full Proposal

Winter 2020

Solicitation Steps

Step 1

Read the solicitation

Read the solicitation document for details on the types of projects we are seeking in this round.

View solicitation document

Step 2

Attend the webinar

Attend one of our informational webinars to get all the details on the solicitation process.

Step 3

Review the CRADA document

If your proposal is selected, you will need to complete a CRADA. Review the form to be sure your company is able to commit to the agreement.

Step 4

Complete your concept paper

Use our concept paper template form to complete your concept paper.

Step 5

Submit your concept paper

Please use the submission tool.
If you need assistance contact Michelle Herawi at (925) 423-4964 or hpc4ei-submissions@llnl.gov

Deadline: April 30, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT

Step 6

Committee review

The HPC4EnergyInnovation committee will review all submissions and notify those who have been selected to continue the proposal process.

Step 7

Complete your full proposal

Use our full proposal template form to complete your proposal.

Step 8

Submit your full proposal

Please use the submission tool.
If you need assistance contact Michelle Herawi at (925) 423-4964 or hpc4ei-submissions@llnl.gov

Deadline: July 30, 2020

Step 9

Committee review

The HPC4EnergyInnovation committee will review all submissions and present the selected project to DOE.

Step 10

DOE approves selections

DOE will review the selected projects and approve the final projects.

Step 11

Awardees announced

The HPC4EnergyInnovation program will notify the selectees and announce the winners September 2020.

Step 12

Projects begin

The selected projects will begin December 2020.