Sustainable Research Pathways for High-Performance Computing (SRP-HPC)

Based on the highly successful SRP@Berkeley Lab, Sustainable Research Pathways for High-Performance Computing (SRP-HPC) is designed to connect students from (and faculty working with) underrepresented groups* with Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory scientists to encourage lasting collaborations and jump start careers.

SRP-HPC is a partnership between Sustainable Horizons Institute and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP), an aggressive multi-lab research, development, and deployment project focused on delivery of mission-critical applications, an integrated software stack, and exascale hardware technology advances. 

Faculty Track

Faculty from a variety of institutions, including minority-serving institutions, liberal arts, and community colleges, working with students from underrepresented groups* are encouraged to apply.

Student Track

Undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited US academic institution have two ways to apply: 1) as part of a faculty application or 2) apply on your own.


  • Pre-Workshop Q&A webinar
  • Matching and Exploratory Workshop to meet with ECP lab staff to discuss possible collaborations
  • Potential to participate in paid summer research
  • Onboarding at ECP Annual Meeting
  • Present research at ECP Annual Meeting

SRP-HPC is designed to jump start your career through ongoing mentoring and community-building activities including:

Take a step to build and expand your career pathway…apply now!

Selection Process

Lab scientists review applications and select participants based on potential for a research collaboration match

Virtual Matching Workshop

An interactive live virtual event including:

  • Networking/welcome session
  • Staff presentations on research/technical areas
  • Participant presentations of research/technical interests
  • Participant poster session
  • One-on-one “speed matching” meetings to explore possibilities

Application Requirements

The application includes:

  • Basic applicant information
  • Resume or CV
  • Your research/technical interests & experience
  • Indicate which ECP technical areas interest you
  • Brief motivation statement
  • Reference letter (for student track)


Must be a full-time faculty or student at an accredited U.S. degree-granting institution of higher education

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Key Dates

  • Application Open: Nov 24th
  • Application Due: Dec 31st
  • Welcome Reception: Feb 11
  • Matching Workshop: Feb 14-16
  • Onboarding at ECP Annual Meeting: May 2-5, 2022
  • Research/Project Activities: Summer 2022
  • Presentations ECP Annual Meeting: May 2023

Research/Technical Areas

  • Application development: Developing simulation capabilities for chemistry, materials, energy, Earth and space science, data analytics, optimization, AI, national security, and more. Examples include revealing the underlying properties of matter, designing new materials and energy technologies, discovering the origin of the universe, and creating new machine learning techniques.
  • Software technology: Building software technologies that power HPC discoveries, including open-source programming models and runtimes, scalable math libraries, data and visualization packages, development tools, and more. Examples include exploring new algorithmic approaches, computing and communication protocols, and data management.
  • Hardware and integration: Deploying an exascale software stack, including software integration and testing across leadership computing environments. Improving software productivity and sustainability to help advance scientific productivity.

For additional information:

About the Exascale Computing Project

SRP: Creating Opportunities for Breakthrough Collaborations

SRP-HPC Research Topics

Broadening Horizons through Broader Engagement

SRP-HPC Tech Projects in the DOE Supercomputing Facilities

Finding Confidence and Community through Broader Engagement

SRP: Opening Doors to Transformative Research

* Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, women, persons with disabilities, first generation scholars, and students from smaller colleges and universities