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Department of Energy Early Career Funding Opportunities


Department of Energy (DoE) Early Career Research Program - DE-FOA-0001625

  • Deadline
    • Required Pre-application Due - September 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time 
    • Application Due - November 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Who is eligible?
    • The Principal Investigator must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track or an untenured Associate Professor on the tenure track at a U.S. academic institution as of the deadline for the application.
    • No more than ten (10) years can have passed between the year the Principal Investigator's Ph.D. was awarded and the year of the deadline for the application. 
    • PIs DO NOT have to be U.S. citizens.
    • PIs of other sponsors' Early Career awards are eligible
  • What is the budget and duration?
    • Minimum of $750,000 over 5 years with no maximum though applicants are encouraged to propose research expenditures as close to the funding minimum as possible. 
  • Additional Notes
    • An employee with a joint appointment between a university and a DOE national laboratory must apply through the institution that pays his or her salary and provides his or her benefits.
    • There can be no co-Principal Investigators.
    • Each Principal Investigator may only submit one Early Career Research Program application per annual competition.
    • Additionally, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three Early Career Research Program competitions.