The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new grant solicitation focused on providing support for early-career investigators. The program is the result of a AAAS report entitled Advancing Research in Science Education recommendation, which states that two essential keys to scientific achievement in the U.S. are funding early-career scientists as well as high-risk high-impact research. DoE has addressed the latter with funding for its new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Both the new grant program outlined below and ARPA-E are funding through the Recovery Act.
Solicitation Description: The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
Letter of Intent Due Date: 08/03/2009 by 04:30 PM Eastern Time
Application Due Date: 09/01/2009