Program Summary

Program Summary

DOE seeks proposals for new and renewed Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). DOE expects to make multiple EFRC awards for a period of up to four years for each award. Total funding up to $98,874,000 annually is expected to be available to support the awards from this FOA. DOE is under no obligation to pay for any costs associated with preparation or submission of applications. DOE reserves the right to fund, in whole or in part, any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this FOA.

 

Applicants must propose research that directly addresses priority research directions identified in one or more of the Basic Research Needs workshop reports listed above. In addition, applications must address one or more of the “grand challenges” 5 identified in Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination while also leveraging one or more of the transformative opportunities outlined in Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science.

 

This FOA solicits proposals for EFRCs that will address the PRDs identified in one or more of the following reports (listed in reverse chronological order):

Basic Research Needs for Future Nuclear Energy
Basic Research Needs for Catalysis Science
Basic Research Needs for Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage 
Basic Research Needs for Energy and Water
Basic Research Needs for Transformative Experimental Tools
Basic Research Needs for Synthesis Science
Basic Research Need for Quantum Materials
Controlling Subsurface Fractures and Fluid Flow: A Basic Research Agenda
Basic Research Needs for Carbon Capture: Beyond 2020
Basic Research Needs for Solid State Lighting
Basic Research Needs fo rSolar Energy Utilization
Basic Reserach Needs for the Hydrogen Economy

 

 

 

 

Application Limits

Application Limits

University is limited to 3 proposals.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
December 11, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
January 31, 2018

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

EXPEDITED REVIEW: IN ADDITION TO THE ONLINE LOI, PLEASE UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING (1 PAGE LIMIT) BY  MONDAY DECEMBER 11TH AT NOON

1. Project Summary/Abstract (goals and objectives)

2.  How is your proposal innovative and novel?

3. Define 4 year scientific research goals for EFRC and how likely your proposal will meet these goals

4. If successful, what significant impact will the EFRC have on the field of scientific research in which it will be operating?

5. NIH Biosketch

 

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.