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Funding Announcements

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications! Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. Applications due May 16, 2017 5:00PM Eastern Time


2017 JGI Community Science Program Annual Call Released
The CSP Annual Call is focused on large-scale sequence-based genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE missions in energy security and sustainability and global biogeochemistry. While applications will be accepted that address any aspect of these mission areas, priority for this call will be given to projects that address the specific areas of special emphasis that are listed in the call, and exploit the diversity of JGI technical and analytical capabilities.

This year four topics areas are emphasized: 

  1. Plant Functional Genomics and Microbiomes
  2. Inter-organismal Interactions
  3. Microbiology of Extreme Environments
  4. Microbes and Communities Involved in Elemental Cycling in Terrestrial and Coastal Environments

A Letter of Intent is required before submitting a proposal. Letters of intent for CSP18 will only be accepted electronically and should be submitted between February 6 and March 31, 2017. For more information, please see the website.


Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
Grant Notice: DE-FOA-0001724
Pre-Application Due Date: Feb 07, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time
Encourage/Discourage Date: Feb 22, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time
Application Due Date: Apr 05, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time
Announcement PDF
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR). The mission of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) within BER is to advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems and to inform the development of sustainable solutions to the Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.


The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms. More information can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/.

Announcements are posted on the DOE Office of Science Grants and Contracts website and at grants.gov. Information about preparing and submitting applications, as well as the DOE Office of Science merit review process, is available at the DOE Office of Science Grants and Contracts website. For current announcements, visit BER Funding Opportunities.


Additional Resources


  • Cover page template for SBR preapplications and proposals - download here (MS Word Doc)


Closed Notices

  • TSE Postdoctoral Research Position Now Open
    Applications accepted until Dec. 31, 2016
    The Terrestrial and Subsurface Ecosystems science program at EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, has an opening for a postdoctoral research staff member. See the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory job posting to apply.
  • DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications! The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Monday November 21, 2016. Starting from 2015 Solicitation 2, the SCGSR program is open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.   
  • Early Career Research Program (PDF, 405KB) Announcement Number: DE FOA 0001625; Posting Date: July 28, 2016; Closing Date: November 14, 2016 Companion Announcement: LAB 16-1625. See Also: additional information from the Office of Science
    Notes: Pre-Application Due Date: 09/08/2016 at 5 PM Eastern Time (A Pre-Application is required); Encourage/Discourage Date: 10/06/2016 at 5 PM Eastern Time; Application Due Date: 11/14/2016 at 5 PM Eastern Time
  • Science Graduate Student Research Accepting Applications The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) is now accepting applications for the SCGSR Program for its first solicitation for 2016.Applications are due May 11, 2016. Please note that beginning with the 2015 Solicitation 2 the SCGSR Program began accepting applications from graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to those who are U.S. citizens. Questions: sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov [2/16]
  • Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The US Department of Energy is pleased to announce the Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is now accepting applications for the new Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program for the 2015. The SCGSR program will support supplemental awards to graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months. The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. Priority research areas for the 2015 SCGSR competition were identified to help address important workforce needs in support of Office of Science mission. The priority research areas for the 2015 SCGSR competition can be viewed at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/how-to-apply/priority-sc-research-areas/. Specific details and information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at the program website: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. If you have any questions, please contact the SCGSR program manager, Dr. Ping Ge. She can be reached at ping.ge@science.doe.gov or sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.
  • Grant Notice: DE-FOA-0001432
    Closing Date for Applications: Jan 28, 2016 
    Announcement PDF
    The U. S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships. These partnerships are to advance fundamental energy oriented scientific and engineering research collaborations with the DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (DOE FFRDCs hereafter referred to as the National Laboratories) (Information on the DOE National Laboratories can be found at https://www.energy.gov/about-national-labs ). Participation by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows is required. Junior faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. Utilization of DOE user facilities is encouraged. (Information on the DOE Office of Science user facilities can be found at https://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/ , information on the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy user facilities can be found at https://atrnsuf.inl.gov/ )
    Details
  • Grant Notice: DE-FOA-0001437
    Closing Date for Applications: Jan 22, 2016
    Announcement PDF
    The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Environmental Systems Science (ESS), including Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR). The mission of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) within BER is to advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems and to inform the development of sustainable solutions to the Nation’s energy and environmental challenges. The goal of the Environmental System Science (ESS) activity in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) is to advance a robust predictive understanding of terrestrial environments, extending from bedrock to the top of the vegetated canopy and from molecular to global scales in support of DOE’s energy and environmental missions. Using an iterative approach to model-driven experimentation and observation, interdisciplinary teams of scientists work to unravel the coupled physical, chemical and biological processes that control the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems across vast spatial and temporal scales. State-of-science understanding is captured in conceptual theories and models which can be translated into a hierarchy of computational components and used to predict the system response to perturbations caused, for example, by changes in climate, land use/cover or contaminant loading. Basic understanding of the system structure and function is advanced through this iterative cycle of experimentation and observation by targeting key system components and processes that are suspected to most limit the predictive skill of the models. Details.
  • SBIR/STTR FY 2016 Phase II DE-FOA-0001405: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2016, Phase II Release 1. (Closing date: Dec 15, 2015) See also http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir.
    Announcement PDF
  • SBIR/STTR FY 2016 DE-FOA-0001366: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for two distinct funding opportunities for DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2016, Phase I Release 1. (Closing date: Oct 19, 2015) See also announcement PDF and http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir.
  • DE-FOA-0001386 Early Career Research Program Announcement: The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.(Closing date: Nov 19, 2015)

  • Environmental System Science Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001172 Issue Date: July 31, 2014; Application Due Date: 12/2/2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystems and subsurface processes appropriate for advancing Earth system model capabilities, thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the scientific foundation needed to inform DOE’s energy decisions.
  • Program Announcement to DOE National Laboratories Number: LAB 14-0001 Extreme-Scale Application Software Development Productivity (Extreme-Scale Software Infrastructure) Issue Date: 05/22/2014, Proposal Due Date: 06/25/2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The Offices of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the Office of Science (SC) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby invites proposals with the potential to improve the productivity of application software development for multiscale and multi-physics modeling and simulation on heterogeneous extreme-scale computing systems.
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program in BER’s Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) call for proposals SC_FOA_0000749 closed November 12, 2012.
  • CANCELLED. 2011 Subsurface Biogeochemical Research DE-FOA-0000555
  • 2010 Genomic Science and Technology for Energy and the Environment DE-FOA-0000368
    The FOA included research on microbial processes that complement SBR goals to understand the functioning of microorganisms and microbial communities impacting the mobility of subsurface contaminants.
  • 2010 Subsurface Biogeochemical Research DE-FOA-0000311
  • 2009 Environmental Remediation Science Program DE-PS02-09ER0907
  • 2008 Environmental Remediation Science Program DE-PS02-08ER0809

 

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications! Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. Applications due May 16, 2017 5:00PM Eastern Time

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