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Program Details

Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) DE-FOA-0003258

Sponsor: DOE
Internal Deadline: 01/23/2024
Institutional Submission Limit: 2
Sponsor Deadline: 02/28/2024
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The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program and encourages both new and renewal applications. Applications from multi-disciplinary teams will be required to propose discovery science and use-inspired basic research that addresses priority research directions and opportunities identified by a series of BES workshop and roundtable reports. The focus of the EFRC program is on fundamental scientific research, therefore applications to this FOA must not propose applied research and technology development activities. BES is soliciting renewal applications for basic science in three topical areas: 1) Transformative manufacturing, 2) Quantum information science (QIS), and 3) Environmental management. BES is soliciting new applications for basic science in two topical areas: 1) Co-design of materials and processes to revolutionize microelectronics and/or QIS fabrication, and 2) Environmental management.

Please be sure to review FOA for PI eligibility requirements.

Important dates/deadlines:
 - INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR: Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 1 – 2 pm ET. Registration instructions and other details will be posted at and
 - Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: February 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
     A Pre-Application is required and must be submitted by an authorized institutional representative.
 - Pre-Application Response Date: March 27, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
 - Submission Deadline for Applications: May 8, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by 5pm on the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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