Environmental System Science Program
U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science | Biological and Environmental Research Program

Funding Opportunity: DE-FOA-0002688 – DOE BER Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP)

February 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for a Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP) within BER’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD). A goal of this funding opportunity is to foster the development of climate, Earth, and environmental science research and training capacity at underrepresented institutions.

To do this, the funding opportunity fosters engagement between underrepresented institutions and national laboratories and universities currently participating in the DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental sciences research supported by BER. Funding will include support for underrepresented institutions to develop partnerships with DOE projects at national laboratories and universities, develop plans for capabilities for future research, and leverage DOE user facilities. In addition, projects will support participation in outreach and training being planned by DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental sciences programs and facilities.

Institutions with a history of training students from underrepresented populations in climate and environmental sciences, such as those served by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs), are encouraged to apply.