Calendar with clock icon

Spring 2024 OPEN CALL

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 13, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. PDT

Spring 2024 solicitation will focus on topic areas associated with the HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) and HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Programs.


DOE’s HPC4Mtls Program is interested in collaborations that address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials that perform well in severe or complex environments through the application of HPC, modeling, simulation, and data analysis. These objectives are met by providing access to national laboratory supercomputing resources and expertise for high performance computing projects. HPC4Mfg Program is interested in establishing collaborations that address key energy and decarbonization related challenges for domestic manufacturers. The HPC4Mfg Program is designed to improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies.

Eligibility for the HPC4EI Program is limited to entities that manufacture in the United States for commercial applications and the organizations that support these entities. The solicitation will encourage applicants to partner with a diverse range of universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations, especially those located in disadvantaged communities, to ensure the equitable use and benefits of HPC National Laboratory resources and technologies.

Selected projects will be awarded up to $400,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by the National Laboratory. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% total project funding. The industry contribution must come from non-federal funding sources.

Complete details about the Spring 2024 solicitation including topics of interest are outlined in the Solicitation Document. Deadline to submit concept paper is May 13, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. PDT. Download the concept paper template here.

There is no longer a blackout period for project discussions between applicants and national laboratory staff. Applicants can reach out to their lab collaborators or a DOE National Laboratory Point of Contact for assistance with national laboratory's HPC System capabilities and subject matter experts.



Informational Webinars


Monday, April 22, 2024 11:00 a.m. PDT


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 8:00 a.m. PDT


Application Process

Applications to a solicitation go through a two-step review process which entails submission of a concept paper and full proposal. Applications are submitted to the HPC4EI Proposal System.

Document with magnifying glass icon

Concept papers are reviewed by the HPC4EI Technical Merit Review Committee along with the DOE sponsoring funding offices.

  • Concept paper submissions selected from the concept paper review are invited to submit full proposals.
two-people icon

Full Proposals are reviewed by the HPC4EI Technical Merit Review Committee and recommendations to fund proposals are presented to the DOE sponsoring funding office.


  • DOE is the final decision maker for funding a proposed project.

For additional information about the application process, email hpc4ei [at] (hpc4ei[at]llnl[dot]gov)

Solicitation Timeline

Date/Time Event Action
April 15, 2024 Call for proposal

View Solicitation Document
Download DOE CRADA Form

April 22, 2024 11:00 a.m. (PDT) Informational Webinar #1 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Download Webinar Presentation
April 30, 2024 8:00 a.m. (PDT) Informational Webinar #2 REGISTRATION CLOSED/
Download Webinar Presentation
May 13, 2024 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Concept Paper Due Closed
June 2024 Request for Full Proposal  
July  29, 2024 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Full Proposal Due Download Full Proposal Template
October  2024 Finalists Notified  
December  2024 Expected Project Start  


HPC4EI Proposal System

Please apply to this opportunity by using the HPC4EI Proposal System.

User icon

1. Create a User Account

User profile icon

2. Complete an electronic application

PDF icon

3. Upload concept paper as a PDF file

Moving arrow icon


For further assistance contact:


Profile picture of Michelle Herawi

Michelle Herawi
(925) 423-4964
hpc4ei-submissions [at]