ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC): Call Open for 2021–2022 Allocation Year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is now receiving proposals for projects of interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission, in response to National emergencies, and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) allocation program is open to scientists in industry, academia, and at national laboratories.

The ALCC program provides access to computational resources at ASCR’s three supercomputing facilities, which represent some of the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers. These facilities include the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ALCC grants one-year awards, which are active from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Scientific discoveries advanced by ALCC allocations range across the DOE mission space such as energy efficient engineering, computer science, materials and chemical sciences, geosciences and energy-related biosciences, biological and environmental sciences, computational fluid dynamics, high-energy and nuclear physics, cosmology, design and control of scientific user facilities and experiments at these facilities, nuclear energy, fossil energy, and renewable energy.

  • Pre-Proposals (Required) Due: January 4, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Pre-Proposal Response Date: January 15, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due: February 26, 2021, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Please see the announcement for additional details.