Internal Deadline: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, 5pm PT
Pre-Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
External Deadline: May 3, 2022
Award Type: Grant
Anticipated Award Amount: Award sizes will range from $2,000,000 per year to $4,000,000 per year
Who May Serve as PI: Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as a Principal Investigator (PI) are invited to work with their organizations to develop an application. Individuals from underrepresented groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
- (3) Co-PIs – since this proposal does contain a large list of participants and collaborations, please use one of the Co-PI CV attachment fields in the application portal to attach a list of collaborators and Co-PIs across universities. Please do upload any co-PI CVs you do have as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The BES mission is to support fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE’s mission in energy, the environment, and national security. BES also supports world-class, open-access scientific user facilities consisting of a complementary set of intense x-ray sources, neutron sources, and research centers for nanoscale science. BES has long invested in innovative basic research to advance the DOE mission through BES’s core research areas.
The EFRC program brings together diverse world-class teams of scientists to perform energy relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in single investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary centers accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. EFRCs conduct fundamental research to address grand challenges identified in the report Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination (December 2007) and transformative opportunities identified in the report Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science (November 2015). In addition, EFRCs perform use-inspired basic research to fill scientific knowledge gaps identified in major strategic planning efforts by BES and the scientific community (see below). EFRCs integrate synthesis, characterization, theory, computation, and data science; develop innovative experimental and theoretical tools that illuminate fundamental processes in unprecedented detail; and create an enthusiastic, interdisciplinary, diverse community of energy focused scientists.
Further information about BES and the EFRC program can be found here:
• BES: https://science.osti.gov/bes/
• EFRC: https://science.osti.gov/bes/efrc/
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.