Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships


ll types of applicants meeting the geographic restrictions below are eligible to apply except: DOE national laboratories, other FFRDC contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. 

DOE EPSCoR currently follows eligibility determinations made by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR for its Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program. As a result, entities located within the following jurisdictions will be eligible to apply under this FOA: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 


Tim Fitzsimmons Program Manager Phone 301-903-9830

Deadline Details: 

Letter of Intent : 25 Apr 2018,  5 PM Eastern Time

Application deadline: 16 May 2018,  5 PM Eastern Time

The U. S. Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National LaboratoryPartnerships. These partnerships are to advance fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with the DOE national laboratories. Participation by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows is required. Junior faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. Utilization of DOE user facilities are encouraged. 


Upper  $250,000USD Lower  $150,000USD

Research grant awards (typically single-investigator projects) are expected to be made for a period of two or three years at a funding level appropriate for the proposed scope. 

The exact number of awards will depend on the number of meritorious applications and the availability of appropriated funds