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DE-FOA-0001855Environmental System Science12/20/2017 05:00 PM ET3/1/2018 11:59 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program within the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving research applications for Environmental System Science (ESS). As part of the ESS program, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science activity seeks to improve the understanding and representation of terrestrial ecosystems in ways that advance Earth system model parameterizations and capabilities. This FOA will consider applications that utilize and couple measurements, experiments, modeling and/or synthesis of terrestrial ecosystem across a continuum from the subsurface to the top of the vegetated canopy and from molecular to global scales. ESS hereby announces its interest in grant applications for improved quantitative and predictive understanding of critical terrestrial ecosystems processes and feedbacks within high latitude (i.e., Arctic and Boreal) and coastal ecosystems in the following areas: Interactions between above- and below-ground processes and traits, impacts of disturbances on ecosystems, and coupled biogeochemical and energy fluxes at the terrestrial-aquatic interface. Applicants are required to pose their research applications in the context of representing terrestrial ecosystem processes appropriate for improving the predictability of Earth system models.
Program Name: Climate and Environmental Sciences Division Fiscal Year: 2018
DE-FOA-0001845Atmospheric System Research12/20/2017 05:00 PM ET2/28/2018 11:59 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. ASR hereby announces its interest in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by CESD, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) scientific user facility and the ASR program, to improve understanding and model representation of specified aerosol processes, high-latitude atmospheric processes, and ice cloud processes.
Program Name: Climate and Environmental Sciences Division Fiscal Year: 2018
DE-FOA-0001794FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 112/18/2017 12:00 AM ET1/23/2018 12:00 AM ET
 
Synopsis:
The DOE invites eligible Phase I and Phase II grantees to apply for Phase II grants (both initial and sequential) under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Topic descriptions for this FOA can be found on the DOE SBIR/STTR web site. The purpose of an Initial Phase II grant is to perform the research and development (R&D) required to meet the DOE objectives stated in the topic and subtopic of the Phase I FOA. In addition, it is intended that the small business grantee would be in a position to pursue commercial applications of the R&D at the end of Phase II. In many cases, Phase II results in a prototype, product, or a working process that can be demonstrated to a potential investor or customer (either in the private sector or in the Federal government, including the DOE). This FOA is supplemental to the FY 2017 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 FOA (DE-FOA-0001618); therefore, general information already provided in the Phase I FOA also applies to this Phase II process.
Program Name: SBIR and STTR Programs Office Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001664FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program12/8/2017 05:00 PM ET12/8/2017 11:59 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. On September 3, 1992, DOE published in the Federal Register the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program (now called the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program), 10 CFR 605, as a Final Rule, which contained a solicitation for this program. Information about submission of applications, eligibility, limitations, evaluation and selection processes and other policies and procedures are specified in 10 CFR 605.
Program Name: Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-00017702018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 111/2/2017 05:00 PM ET12/4/2017 11:59 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
Phase I grants resulting from this competition will be made during FY 2018 to small businesses with maximum award sizes of $150,000 or $225,000 depending on the topic. Please refer to the topic descriptions under this FOA found on the DOE SBIR/STTR web site at http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ to determine the maximum award size for each topic. The period of performance will depend on the scope of the effort but will not exceed 12 months. Please note that the Phase II grant application will be due approximately 9.5 months after the grant start date, with no exceptions. Grantees that select a Phase I period of performance of 9 months or less will be able to complete their Phase I project prior to submission of their Phase II grant application. Grantees that select a Phase I longer than 9 months will be able to continue R&D after their Phase II application is submitted but will not be able to utilize these results in the preparation of their Phase II application. Phase I is to evaluate, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of ideas that appear to have commercial potential and/or substantial application in support of DOE mission research. The grant application should concentrate on research that will contribute to proving scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Success in a DOE Phase I is a prerequisite to further DOE support in Phase II.
Program Name: SBIR and STTR Programs Office Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001811Collaborative Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences on Long-Pulse International Stellarator Facilities10/20/2017 11:59 PM ET11/28/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
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The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), herby announces its interest in receiving applications to carry out experimental research in magnetic fusion energy sciences on long-pulse overseas stellarator facilities, namely Wendelstein 7-X (Germany) and the Large Helical Device (LHD – Japan). The research should be related to the planning, execution, and analysis of experiments concerning the topical areas described below. The FES Burning Plasma Science: Long Pulse portfolio supports U.S. researchers who work in collaboration with foreign scientists to explore critical science and technology issues at the frontiers of magnetic fusion research. These collaborations take advantage of the unique capabilities of the most advanced overseas research facilities.
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001801High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science10/1/2017 05:00 PM ET11/15/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program of the Office of Science (SC) and the Defense Program (DP) of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards and grant renewals for research in the SC-NNSA Joint Program in High-Energy-Density (HED) laboratory plasmas. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2018 should submit in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001762Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program7/13/2017 05:00 PM ET9/21/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
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The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative research in fusion energy science as part of the DIII-D national research program. The mission of the DIII-D program is to establish the scientific basis for the optimization of the tokamak approach to fusion energy production. The primary means to accomplish this mission is research utilizing the DIII-D tokamak to develop the ultimate potential of the tokamak concept as a magnetic confinement system. The DIII-D program also involves foundational fusion energy science research to make progress on a broad front toward predictive understanding of fusion plasmas. The major strengths of the program are the highly flexible and well-diagnosed DIII-D tokamak and a large collaborative research team from the national and international fusion community. All applications will utilize the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics in San Diego, California. This includes modeling validation and verification proposals utilizing DIII-D data. All applicants (whether requesting support for individual researchers or groups of researchers) planning to submit applications for new or renewal support in Fiscal Year 2018 should submit applications in response to this FOA. Applications that are not primarily focused on research using the DIII-D tokamak are outside the scope of this FOA and should not be submitted under it. Applications solely requesting experimental run time on DIII-D are also outside the scope of this FOA and should not be submitted under it. The DIII-D program helps to build the scientific foundations for fusion energy by contributing to the fundamental understanding of magnetically confined plasmas and assessing the attractiveness of the advanced tokamak (AT) concept for future fusion applications. The program emphasizes research that aims to prepare the U.S. program for burning plasma operation in ITER, develop the physics basis for high performance, steady-state operation, and develop boundary solutions for future fusion devices. The flexibility and capabilities of the DIII-D actuator and diagnostic set enable a wide range of experiment/theory comparisons that advance the forefront of scientific understanding in these key research areas. Applications for collaborative research must target DIII-D program elements aligned with developing: 1) the scientific basis for the Burning Plasma Core, which includes transient control, research enabling Q=10 on ITER and the path to steady state; and 2) the scientific basis for Boundary Solutions, which includes detachment control, divertor optimization and investigation of new reactor-relevant wall materials. The DIII-D program is highly collaborative in nature, where participating scientists provide support to the entire research team in order to deliver all the elements needed for a scientific study on DIII-D (e.
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001781FY 2018 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics8/10/2017 05:00 PM ET9/12/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
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The High Energy Physics (HEP) program at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, hereby invites new and renewal grant applications for support of research programs in High Energy Physics.
Program Name: Office of High Energy Physics Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001784Collaborative Research on International and Domestic Spherical Tokamaks8/4/2017 11:59 PM ET9/1/2017 11:59 PM ET
 
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The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative research using domestic and international spherical tokamak facilities. The Spherical Tokamak program contributes significantly to the FES program goal of understanding the dynamics of magnetically confined plasmas and developing techniques for controlling them. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new funding in Fiscal Year 2018 should submit applications in response to this FOA. Applications for collaborative research focused primarily on implementing a diagnostic instrument and analyzing the resulting data may be submitted in response to this FOA. The Spherical Tokamak program helps to build the scientific foundations for fusion energy by both contributing to the fundamental understanding of magnetically confined plasmas and assessing the attractiveness of the spherical tokamak for future fusion facilities. Applications for collaborative research must support the Spherical Tokamak Program by addressing key scientific issues related to one or more of the following topics: Macroscopic Stability, Multi-Scale Transport Physics, Plasma Boundary Interfaces, Plasma Waves and Energetic Particles, Plasma Start-up and Ramp-up without a Solenoid, and Advanced Operating Scenarios and Control. The Mega Ampere Spherical Tokomak Upgrade (MAST-U) located in the United Kingdom is the primary international experimental facility being considered for collaboration funding in this FOA. Collaboration on two domestic spherical tokamak facilities will also be considered for funding in this FOA: (1) the Pegasus toroidal experiment located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and (2) the Lithium Tokamak eXperiment – Beta (LTX-ß) located at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey. For applicants proposing research on the MAST-U or the LTX-ß to be considered for funding, the proposed research must be discussed with research leaders Andrew Kirk or Richard Majeski, respectively. A Record of Discussion that specifies the benefits of proposed research to the MAST-U or LTX-ß programs is required, which includes an estimate of the interface costs required to carry out the research. For applicants proposing research on Pegasus, a joint application must be submitted with the research leader Raymond Fonck, which incorporates all costs incurred by the University of Wisconsin. Applications to collaborate on additional international spherical tokamaks (e.g., QUEST in Japan) will also be considered, but do not require the submission of a Record of Discussion.
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001757Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science7/14/2017 05:00 PM ET8/18/2017 11:59 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving new or renewal grant applications for theoretical and computational research relevant to the U.S. magnetic fusion energy sciences program. The Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences (MFES) theory program focuses on advancing the scientific understanding of the fundamental physical processes governing the behavior of magnetically confined plasmas. An important mission of the MFES theory program is to support the FES strategic goal of developing the predictive capability needed for a sustainable fusion energy source. The efforts supported by this program range from analytical work to the development and application of simulation codes capable of exploiting the potential of next generation high performance computers. In addition to its scientific discovery mission, the MFES theory program provides the scientific grounding for the physics models implemented in the advanced simulation codes developed under the FES Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) portfolio.
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001782DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering6/26/2017 05:00 PM ET7/31/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering provides support to address critical, targeted workforce development in fields of study that are currently supported by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research awards. Up to two Cooperative Agreements may provide funding to universities or consortia of universities for up to two years of tuition, stipend, and travel support to students enrolled in specific accelerator science and engineering degree programs, and to provide a modest topic-specific curriculum development and program administration support. Award term is expected to be up to five years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. This program does not support lines of Research and Development (R&D). Support for accelerator R&D is provided through the High Energy Physics (HEP) General Accelerator R&D and Accelerator Stewardship programs, through accelerator R&D programs elsewhere in DOE, and by other federal agencies. This program is to assist domestic institutions of higher education in enhancing their graduate-level educational efforts to ensure that a diverse and highly trained future population of scientists is available to conduct cutting-edge research in the basic sciences. By training the scientists of the future, this program will ensure the continued vitality of U.S. scientific endeavors that will create knowledge for the public benefit.
Program Name: Office of High Energy Physics Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001779FY2017 Research Opportunities in Accelerator Stewardship6/15/2017 05:00 PM ET7/17/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The mission of the Accelerator Stewardship program is to support fundamental accelerator science and technology development of relevance to many fields beyond High Energy Physics, and to disseminate accelerator knowledge and training to the broad community of accelerator users and providers. Further information about the Accelerator Stewardship program may be found at http://science.energy.gov/hep/research/accelerator-stewardship/ .
Program Name: Office of High Energy Physics Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001713Plasma Science Facilities3/3/2017 05:00 PM ET5/5/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving cooperative agreement proposals for research and operation of, and/or construction of, intermediate-scale facilities for frontier plasma science research. User facilities are sought that can address frontier plasma science questions in multiple research areas identified in the 2015 Frontiers of Plasma Science Workshops report. Specific research areas of interest include: •plasma dynamo (generation and amplification of magnetic fields); •magnetic reconnection (topological changes of the magnetic field lines); •particle acceleration by shocks, turbulence, and/or magnetic reconnection; •turbulent cascade and dissipation of energy in magnetized plasmas; and •formation of coherent structures in magnetized plasmas. Consistent with the recommendation made in the 2007 National Research Council report (Plasma Science: Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest by the Plasma 2010 Committee) and intermediate-scale research needs identified in the 2015 Frontiers of Plasma Science Workshops report, the goal of this FOA is to steward research that cannot be adequately addressed through small-scale, single-investigator projects (e.g., table-top experiments) and requires intermediate-scale facilities (e.g., experimental facilities larger than can be easily fielded by a single investigator but smaller than those at the larger national research installations). Excluded from this call are mainstream magnetic fusion energy research facilities (such as advanced tokamak, spherical torus, and stellarator) as well as inertial confinement fusion facilities (such as convergent laser-driven systems and z-pinches).
Program Name: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fiscal Year: 2017
DE-FOA-0001674Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Partnership in Nuclear Energy Research2/15/2017 05:00 PM ET4/5/2017 05:00 PM ET
 
Synopsis:
The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR, in the Office of Science (SC)), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Partnerships (hereafter, Partnerships), in areas of particular relevance to the research goals of the Office of Nuclear Energy. This solicitation is part of the 2017 re-competition of the SciDAC Partnerships for jointly funded and managed collaborations between engineers or scientists sponsored by NE and applied mathematicians or computer scientists sponsored by ASCR. Applicants and investigators with a history of being supported by DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy should note that any awards resulting from this FOA will be administered by personnel in DOE’s Office of Science, Integrated Service Center-Chicago. Additional details and guidance are provided under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. A companion Program Announcement to DOE Laboratories (LAB 17-1674) will be posted on the SC Grants and Contracts web site at: http://science.energy.gov/grants/lab-announcements/open/.
Program Name: Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Fiscal Year: 2017

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