The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program and encourages both new and renewal applications.
Donor Name: U.S. Department of Energy
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/15/2022
Size of the Grant: $4,000,000
Grant Duration: 4 years
Applications from multi-disciplinary teams will be required to propose both discovery science and use-inspired basic research that addresses priority research directions and opportunities identified by a series of BES workshop and roundtable reports.
DOE encourages applications that propose fundamental chemical sciences, materials sciences, geosciences, and biosciences research that will enable future clean energy technologies and advanced manufacturing. Coordination across programs is a high priority for DOE. EFRCs under this FOA will include awards for fundamental science that underpins the Energy Earthshots Initiative.
The focus of the EFRC program is on fundamental scientific research, therefore applications to this FOA must not propose applied research and technology development activities. In addition, the purpose of the EFRC program does not include construction (including new buildings or additions to existing building), and costs for such activities will not be funded by awards resulting from this FOA.
- DOE anticipates that award sizes will range from $2,000,000 per year to $4,000,000 per year.
- $4,000,000 per award per year ($16,000,000 per award for a 4-year period)
All types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply, except nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995.
Federally affiliated entities must adhere to the eligibility standards below:
- DOE/NNSA National Laboratories
- DOE/NNSA National Laboratories are eligible to submit applications under this FOA and may be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application. If recommended for funding as a lead applicant, funding will be provided through the DOE Field-Work Proposal System and work will be conducted under the laboratory’s contract with DOE.
- Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs
- Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are not eligible to submit applications under this FOA but may be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application.
- Other Federal Agencies
- Other Federal Agencies are not eligible to submit applications under this FOA but may be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application.
- Notes for applicants of all types:
- This FOA does not support an applicant’s commercial activity.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.