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DOE/EPSCOR: Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships DE-FOA-0002624

Internal Deadline: 12/20/2021
Institutional Submission Limit: 3
Sponsor Deadline: 01/13/2022
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DOE/EPSCOR: Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships DE-FOA-0002624

DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program earlier this week announced its interest in receiving applications for Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships.

These partnerships advance understanding of the physical world by supporting fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with the DOE National Laboratories. (Information on the DOE National Laboratories including links to websites can be found at

Participation by undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows is required.

Early career faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply.

Utilization of DOE user facilities is encouraged. (Information on the SC User Facilities can be found at; information on the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy user facilities can be found at

The collaborative research must address early-stage scientific research in the physical, biological, or engineering sciences. The research must be of public benefit and relevant to DOE’s Congressionally-authorized mission. Applicants are advised of the following areas of priority interest: Clean Energy and Climate Research, including Energy Storage, Carbon Dioxide Removal, Hydrogen, Solar Energy Conversion, and Low-carbon Manufacturing (including polymer upcycling).

The UofSC can only submit three pre-proposals to this competition.

To be considered, please submit the following to Beth Herron( Monday, December 20, 2021, at noon:

•A title page with the PI name and contact information; the title of the proposed application; the National Lab Collaboration; and the relevant topic areas.
•A three-page summary of the objectives and technical approach of the proposed research. This may not exceed three pages, when printed using standard letter-size (8.5 inch x 11 inch) paper with 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right). The font must not be smaller than 11 point. Figures and references, if included, must fit within the three-page limit.
•An NSF-formatted biosketch for the PI and any other key UofSC personnel.
•An indication of commitment from a National Lab. This can be in email form for the internal competition (a more formal, signed letter is required for the pre-proposal).

The full RFP is at

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