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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.

 

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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
FOA PDF
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

DE-FOA-0001540 Bioenergy Research Centers.
PRE-APPLICATION DUE DATE: 06/17/2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Pre-applications are mandatory and must be submitted in accordance with instructions in the Announcement using the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS).
Closing Date for Applications: Sep 30, 2016
FOA PDF
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications from the scientific community for Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) that develop novel biological solutions for the production of specialty biofuels and other bioproducts from plants with the potential to enable a more bio-based economy. For the purposes of this FOA, specialty biofuels are those non-food crop-derived fuels other than ethanol, and bioproducts are those that will replace petroleum derived non-pharmaceutical products. This FOA describes the establishment of multidisciplinary research and technology centers that will conduct comprehensive, integrated research in bioenergy and bioproducts. The BRCs will involve diverse disciplines in sustainability, feedstock development, deconstruction and conversion. Proposals may be multi-institutional, but should focus on the development of a single integrated research center.

Science Graduate Student Research Accepting Applications The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) is now accepting applications for the SCGSR Program for its first solicitation for 2016.Applications are due May 11, 2016. Please note that beginning with the 2015 Solicitation 2 the SCGSR Program began accepting applications from graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to those who are U.S. citizens. Questions: sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov [2/16]

DE-FOA-0001458 Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Roles of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycle Processes
The Office of 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 that supports the Genomic Science research program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov). In this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applications are solicited for: i.) systems biology studies on regulatory and metabolic networks of microbes, microbial consortia, and microbe-plant interactions involved in biogeochemical cycling of carbon, ii.) development and application of –omics approaches to investigate microbial community functional processes involved in carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Applications due Mar 23, 2016.

DE-FOA-0001444 Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), 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 biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Applications are sought for research on candidate bioenergy plants with improved resistance/tolerance to disease and disease complexes. Research to overcome these biological barriers to the low-cost, high-quality, scalable and sustainable production of bioenergy feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics are encouraged. Applications due February 2, 2016.

SBIR/STTR FY 2016 Phase II DE-FOA-0001405: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2016, Phase II Release 1. (Closing date: Dec 15, 2015) See also http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The US Department of Energy is pleased to announce the Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is now accepting applications for the new Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program for the 2015. The SCGSR program will support supplemental awards to graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months. The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. Priority research areas for the 2015 SCGSR competition were identified to help address important workforce needs in support of Office of Science mission. The priority research areas for the 2015 SCGSR competition can be viewed at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/how-to-apply/priority-sc-research-areas/.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms. More information can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/.

DE-FOA-0001386 Early Career Research Program Announcement: The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.(Closing date: Nov 19, 2015)

SBIR/STTR FY 2016 DE-FOA-0001366: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for two distinct funding opportunities for DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2016, Phase I Release 1. (Closing date: Oct 19, 2015) See also announcement PDF and http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir.

JGI's Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program 2015 Letter of Intent must be received by August 30, 2015, 3pm Pacific Time.

DOE Joint Genome Institute's 2016 Community Science Program (CSP) Call for Letters of Intent is now open: The CSP Annual Call is focused on large-scale sequence-based genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE missions in sustainable biofuel production, global carbon cycling, and 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. For the CSP annual call, a letter of intent (LOI) is required to submit a proposal to JGI.   For more information and to submit a LOI see:
http://bit.ly/JGI-2016-CSP Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically and should be submitted at http://proposals.jgi.doe.gov/ between February 5 and April 16, 2015. The CSP Call is open to anyone with the understanding that CSP data is made publicly available immediately, without exception. Applicants will be advised by May 7, 2015, whether to prepare a full proposal. Full proposals will be due July 2. Guidance for submitting full proposals will be included in the email notification to invited applicants.

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy. DOE and USDA announce funding call. Pre-application required 12/29/2014 at 5pm Eastern time. Application due 03/02/2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (announcement amended to change due date)

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