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DOE: Milestone-Based Fusion Development Program DE-FOA-0002809

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites...applications for a new milestone-based fusion development program (as authorized in the Energy Act of 2020), which is a key component of the bold decadal vision to accelerate fusion energy RD&D in partnership with the private sector. Applications may be submitted for applied R&D to resolve scientific and technological issues toward the successful design of a fusion pilot plant (FPP).

U of SC may submit up to two (2) distinct pre-applications or applications, one each to Tier 1 and to Tier 2, in response to this solicitation.

Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a biosketch and a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by October 7, 2022.

DOE indicates that a preapplication IS REQUIRED by March 16, 2022 and a full application is due by Dec 15, 2022 .

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