Funding Opportunity: Building Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)-State/National Laboratory Partnerships

DE-FOA-0002624 – Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships

DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program is interested in receiving applications for Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships. Grant partnerships awarded under this program are intended to advance understanding of the physical world by supporting fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with DOE National Laboratories.

The collaborative research must address early-stage scientific research in the physical, biological, or engineering sciences. The research must be of public benefit and relevant to DOE’s Congressionally-authorized mission. Topical research areas must be identified on the cover of the pre-application and on the application with respect to the relevant DOE program office or offices and the office’s specific program goals/research areas. Crosscutting priority areas for the Office of Science include research related to clean energy and climate research, quantum information science, microelectronics, and data science enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Applicants must propose scientific collaborations that partner academic institutions of higher education in EPSCoR jurisdictions and research staff at DOE National Laboratories. These partnerships should leverage capabilities of DOE National Laboratories, particularly their user facilities. Participation by undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows is required. Early career faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. The relevant program offices(s) [and associated program manager(s)] must be identified on the cover of the pre-application and must also be identified on the application if it is to be considered for EPSCoR support.