Energy Frontier Research Centers

Funding Opportunity ID: 299055
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001810
Opportunity Title: Energy Frontier Research Centers
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Other
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.049
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: PAMS-SC
Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science
Office of Science
Posted Date: Nov 27, 2017
Close Date: Apr 11, 2018
Last Updated Date: Nov 27, 2017
Award Ceiling: $16,000,000
Award Floor: $8,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $396,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Description: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) and encourages both new and renewal applications. Applications will be required to address priority research directions identified by the series of “Basic Research Needs” reports, the scientific grand challenges identified in the report Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination, and the opportunities described in the report Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science. All of these reports are described below. Funding will be competitively awarded to the successful Energy Frontier Research Center applications selected by Federal officials, based on a rigorous merit review process as detailed in Section V of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
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Earth System Model Development and Analysis

Funding Opportunity ID: 299044
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001862
Opportunity Title: Earth System Model Development and Analysis
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.049
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: All types of applicants are eligible to apply, except Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, other Federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. Other Federal agencies, their FFRDC contractors, and DOE National Laboratories are eligible to participate as collaborating team members but not as lead applicants. All team members that are neither other Federal agencies nor DOE National Laboratories are instructed to apply as subawards under a lead applicant.
Agency Code: PAMS-SC
Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science
Office of Science
Posted Date: Nov 28, 2017
Close Date: Mar 19, 2018
Last Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: This FOA invites proposals to enhance our understanding of the Earth system by promoting a process- and system-level understanding of the modes of variability and change within the Earth system. This enhanced understanding is achieved by advancing capabilities to design, evaluate, diagnose, analyze, and improve global coupled Earth system models, e.g., where simulations are informed by observations. The primary model that will be encouraged is the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), either on its own or in conjunction with other sophisticated Earth system models. The E3SM is a model of the full Earth system with advanced software, for use on DOE’s high performance computers and including high-resolution capability to provide scientific investigation of Energy-relevant grand challenge research questions. E3SM version 1 (v1) will be released during FY 2018, and v2-v3 are under development for releases during the period FY 2021 – FY 2024. This FOA will support new projects to collaborate with the E3SM project supported by the ESM activity or with the Science Focus Area (SFA) analysis activities under the RGMA activity. Projects working with E3SM v1 may use a hierarchy of models that emphasize the study of relevant processes within a multi-systems approach, in order to probe and understand the various interactions and feedbacks within and between individual systems; in this context, systems refer to, e.g., the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial, biogeochemical, and/or cryospheric systems. Projects focusing on E3SM v2-v3 will contribute to the active development of E3SM by testing, identifying, understanding, and correcting particular model biases that significantly affect the coupled system.
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2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1

Funding Opportunity ID: 298014
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Opportunity Title: 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.049
Eligible Applicants: Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Only U.S. small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit SBIR and STTR applications. Joint ventures, as defined in “Appendices/Reference Material,” may apply, provided the entity created also qualifies as a small business at the time of the award. An SBC is one that, at the time of award for both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards, meets all of the following criteria: Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the U.S., which operates primarily within the U.S. or which makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor; Is in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture, there can be no more than 49% participation by foreign business entities in the joint venture;Is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S., or it must be a for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by another for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S. (except in the case of a joint venture, where each entity to the venture must be 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S.); and Has, including its affiliates, not more than 500 employees and meets the other regulatory requirements found in 13 CFR 121. Business concerns, other than investment companies licensed, or state development companies qualifying under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 U.S.C. 661, et seq., are affiliates of one another when either directly or indirectly, (a) one concern controls or has the power to control the other; or (b) a third-party/parties controls or has the power to control both. Control can be exercised through common ownership, common management, and contractual relationships. The term “affiliates” is defined in greater detail in 13 CFR 121. The term “number of employees” is defined in 13 CFR 121.SBC’s that are majority-owned by one or more venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms are not eligible for funding under this FOA. SBC’s must meet this criterion at both time of submission and time of award.Further information may be obtained by contacting the Small Business Administration Size District Office at www.sba.gov/.
Agency Code: PAMS-SC
Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science
Office of Science
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Dec 04, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $225,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $23,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 134
Description: Phase I grants resulting from this competition will be made during FY 2018 to small businesses. 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.
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