The Office of Science of the Department of Energy announces the fiscal year 2016 Early Career Research Program. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories was announced July 31, 2015. The Early Career Research Program, now in its seventh year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Opportunities exist 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).
Mandatory pre-applications/pre-proposals are due at 5 PM Eastern Time on September 10, 2015. The DOE will send a response by email from the Portfolio Analysis and Management System email address (PAMS.Autoreply@science.doe.gov) to each applicant encouraging or discouraging the submission of a full application by 5 PM Eastern Time on October 8, 2015. Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging an application may submit full applications.
Full applications/proposals from those encouraged to submit them are due by 5 PM Eastern Time on November 19, 2015.
Please be aware that there is a new requirement in this year’s solicitations: A data management plan is required as part of each application/proposal. The DOE Office of Science will decline without review any application/proposal submitted without one, so make sure you include a data management plan as part of your submission.
Further information on eligibility, program rules, and how to apply can be found here: