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The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. 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/.


DOE Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program (CSP) New Investigator proposals due by March 1, 2018; FY2019 Large-Scale CSP Call letters of intent due March 30, 2018; FICUS collaborative science initiative with EMSL call letters of intent due March 21, 2018.


Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) Science Area Research Call open until March 5, 2018


Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement USDA, DOE

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  • Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001857
  • Pre-Application Due Date: February 9, 2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time (A Pre-Application is required)
  • Due Date: April 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Bioimaging Research and Approaches for Bioenergy

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  • Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0001868
  • Post Date: December 22, 2017
  • Close Date: March 16, 2018
  • Notes: Pre-Application Due Date: 01/19/2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time (A Pre-Application is required)
  • Encourage/Discourage Date: 02/02/2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time
  • Application Due Date: 03/16/2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

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  • Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0001865
  • Post Date: December 5, 2017
  • Pre-Application Due Date: 01/08/2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time. (A Pre-Application is required.)
  • Encourage/Discourage Date: 01/19/2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time
  • Application Due Date: 03/23/2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

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February 2017

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.

January 2017

EMSL Call for FY2018 Proposals

This Call offers two opportunities for proposed research projects:

  • Science Theme Research
  • FICUS Research with DOE JGI and EMSL.

Applicants may apply for either or both, but should be aware of the differences in schedules and respective due dates. Returning applicants are especially advised to carefully review proposal package requirements as they differ from last year and include a new requirement for an ORCiD ID for the principal and co-investigators.

Important Dates

  • February 27 – Science Theme Research proposals due by 11:00 PM (PST)
  • April 3 – FICUS Letters of Intent due by 11:00 PM (PDT)
  • July 31 – Award decisions made
  • October 1 – Projects begin

FICUS Research with JGI and EMSL: Letters of Intent Accepted until April 3 This call is part of the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) initiative – a collaboration between user facilities that are stewarded by the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research. FICUS was established to encourage and enable researchers to more easily integrate the expertise and capabilities of multiple user facilities into their research. The current call between EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) begins with Letters of Intent, which may be submitted at any time via the EMSL User Portal until April 3, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). The FICUS call between DOE JGI and EMSL represents a unique opportunity for researchers to combine the power of genomics and molecular characterization in one proposed research project. Successful applications will focus on high risk/high payoff projects in the focused topic areas that can be completed on an accelerated timeline as compared to the standard DOE JGI CSP or EMSL science theme projects. In addition, they must utilize a broad range of the capabilities of each facility and generate datasets beyond what each of these facilities could generate by itself. Applications follow a proposal package guidance, schedule, and review process that is tailored to meet both EMSL and DOE JGI requirements. Details regarding this year’s focused topics, as well as contact information and links to the review criteria and proposal package guidance, are available on EMSL's website.

Science Theme Research: Proposals Accepted until February 27 Proposals for Science Theme research may be submitted at any time via the EMSL User Portal until February 27, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for molecular-scale research that address specific selected topics in EMSL’s science themes to accelerate results in emerging science areas of interest to EMSL, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research and the Department of Energy. Details regarding this year’s focused topics, as well as contact information and links to the review criteria and proposal package guidance for this Call, are available on EMSL's website.  Prospective users are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant Science Theme Lead or Capability Lead well in advance of the deadline to discuss proposal ideas and possible research collaborations with EMSL and PNNL staff. Prospective users interested in coupling experimental and computational approaches or developing novel computational modeling and informatics methods that support research within the focused topics should contact the Lead Scientist for Multiscale Modeling and High-Performance Computing or the Capability Lead for MSC Scientific Consulting

EMSL User Support: 509-371-6003 or emsl@pnnl.gov

November 2016

DE-FOA-0001688 Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement USDA, DOE.
Closing Date for Applications: Feb 15, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics- based research that will lead to the improved use of plant biomass and feedstocks for the production of biofuels and renewable chemical feedstocks. Applications are sought for research on candidate herbaceous and woody plants with improved resistance/tolerance to disease and disease complexes, and non-food oil seed crops with improved winter cold tolerance/survivability and agronomic traits. Research to overcome these biological barriers to the low-cost, high quality, scalable and sustainable production of dedicated bioenergy biomass feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics are encouraged.

DE-FOA-0001650: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts Department of Energy, Office of Science.
Closing Date for Applications: Mar 20, 2017
Pre-Applications are required; Due Date: 12/19/2016 at 5 PM Eastern Time Encourage/Discourage Date: 01/06/2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time
Application Due Date: 03/20/2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
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 of interest to the Genomic Science Program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov) in the following research areas: a) Integrating large-scale systems biology data to model, design, and engineer microbial systems for the production of biofuels and bioproducts: Interdisciplinary approaches to develop innovative, high-throughput modeling, genome-wide design and editing, and engineering technologies for a broad range of microbes relevant for the production of biofuels and bioproducts from biomass. b) Plant systems design for bioenergy: To develop novel technologies for genome-scale engineering to re-design bioenergy crops that can grow in marginal environments while producing high yield of biomass that can be easily converted to biofuels and bioproducts. Applications should include strategies to address biocontainment, minimizing risks of potential release of engineered organisms into the environment or other unintended outcomes. See PDF for additional information.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00 pm ET on Monday, November 21, 2016. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE / Office of Science mission. The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

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

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