The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a funding opportunity for up to $24 million for new and renewal grants under the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR).  This funding opportunity is intended to improve research capability by supporting scientists and engineers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, working on a common scientific/technology theme. Collaborating with DOE’s national laboratories and leveraging of DOE Office of Science user facilities are encouraged.

Applications for new and renewal grants will be accepted. Initial awards are for up to two years and with possible renewals to extend them up to a maximum of six years. Up to $24 million will be available for this program in Fiscal Year 2021, contingent on congressional appropriations.

Preliminary applications are required and due on December 15, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. ET

Final applications are due on March 2, 2021, by 11:59:59 p.m. ET

Further details about the award can be found at the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) funding opportunities page.