How to Apply

DOE EPSCoR sponsors two types of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): (1) EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnership Grants and (2) EPSCoR Implementation Grants. In addition, EPSCoR may provide support, or co-fund, applicants to the DOE Office of Science Early Career Awards and the Office of Science annual FOA.

Application Procedures: All DOE EPSCoR and DOE Office of Science FOAs are available on the DOE Office of Science Grants and Contracts web site and the grants.govExternal link website. This includes open Notices that announce competition for new funding as well as past Notices that are now closed. When letters of intent or pre-applications are required the FOA will provide additional instructions and submission information. 

General Information and Investigator Eligibility Criteria:

(1) EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnership Grants

  • Awards under the EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships are for a maximum period of three years.
  • Award size is up to $750,000.
  • While no state matching funds are required, letters of institutional or jurisdictional commitment are required.
  • Subsequent funding is at the discretion of the relevant program at DOE and their competitive application process.
  • An individual may lead (serve as PI) on one Partnership Grant application at a time. That individual may serve as a co-PI on other Partnership Grant applications.
  • All project funds must be awarded to institutions within EPSCoR jurisdictions.
  • Prospective applicants should review details and specifications included in funding opportunity announcements.

(2) Implementation Grants

  • Implementation Grants are renewable with a total maximum award period of 6 years. Both initial and renewal award applications are assessed in a competitive application process.
  • The funding for individual Implementation Grant awards are specified in funding opportunity announcements; the maximum annual award allowed for an implementation award is $2,500,000 per year. While no state matching funds are required, letters of institutional or jurisdictional commitment are required.
  • All project funds will be awarded to entities within the EPSCoR jurisdictions. While DOE EPSCoR funding will not be provided to DOE National Laboratory, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), nor non-EPSCoR jurisdictions, consulting and other arrangements for necessary expertise may be used on a limited basis.
  • Collaborations between EPSCoR jurisdictions on Implementation Grant applications are permitted. Thus an Implementation Grant application may include institutions from more than one EPSCoR jurisdiction.
  • Prospective applicants should review details and specifications included in funding opportunity announcements.

(3) DOE Office of Science Early Career Awards

  • Consideration is limited to applications received from academic institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions to the DOE Office of Science Early Career Award FOAs.
  • The DOE Program Area/Office may nominate meritorious applications for joint funding consideration with DOE EPSCoR on a funds available basis.
  • General information and investigator eligibility for the Early Career Award application process may be found at the Early Career Award website or the links therein.

(4) Office of Science Annual FOA

  • Consideration is limited to applications received from academic institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions received under the Office of Science Annual FOA
  • DOE Program Area/Office many nominate meritorious applications for joint funding consideration with DOE EPSCoR on a funds available basis. 
  • General information for the Office of Science Annual FOA may be found at its web page under the heading: Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement

OPEN EPSCoR Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002023.pdf file (534KB) for EPSCoR Implementation Grants. 

CLOSED EPSCoR FOAs (for reference only)

State/National Laboratory Partnership Awards(FY 2018 funding).

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