Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces the initiation of (EFRCs) to accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs needed to create advanced energy technologies for the 21st century. The EFRCs will pursue the fundamental understanding necessary to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy. The BES program supports fundamental research in focused areas of the natural sciences in order to expand the scientific foundations for new and improved energy technologies and for understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts of energy use. EFRCs will bring together the skills and talents of multiple investigators to enable fundamental research of a scope and complexity that would not be possible with the standard individual investigator or small group research project. As such, the EFRCs will strengthen and complement the existing portfolio of the single principal investigator and small group research projects currently supported within BES core research areas.

Because MU is limited to three applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 9, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a total of 3 pages and should include 1) long-term vision and goals for the EFRC as they relate to the challenges outlined by DOE Advisory Committee and workshops; 2) overview of the research program that encourages high-risk, high-reward research and synergisms among investigators; and 3) relevant scientific and technical expertise and experience, including a listing of MU investigators to be involved as well as anticipated partner institutions.


$2 to 5 million annually over a five-year project period

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

An optional letter of intent is due July 1, 2008

Proposal deadline is October 1, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in engineering, physical and life sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at