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Limited Submission Announcement

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Department of Energy


Energy Frontier Research Centers

Campus Deadline:

Two Proposal Selections Remaining:

External Deadline:

Pre-Application Due Date (required): January 31, 2018 l 5:00 PM EST
Application Due Date: April 11, 2018 l 11:59 p.m. EST

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

DOE anticipates that award sizes will range from $2,000,000 per year to $4,000,000 per year.


An entity may not submit more than three applications as the lead organization.

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. The EFRC program, initiated in 2009, brings together the skills, talents, and expertise of teams of scientists to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in standard single-investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary centers enable, encourage, and accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. EFRCs conduct fundamental research focused on one or more “grand challenges,” “transformative opportunities,” and “basic research needs” identified in major strategic planning efforts by BES and the scientific community.

Post Date: 12/04/17