Funding agency: 
Department of Energy

Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2023

Eligibility.  To be eligible for the program, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory or Office of Science user facility. To address special circumstances and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Science is extending the eligibility window for this competition from 10 to 12 years past PhD award for all applicants

Awards. Awards to an institution of higher education will be approximately $875,000 over five years and awards to a DOE national laboratory average approximately $2,500,000 over five years. The funding level for institutions of higher education has been raised to encourage these institutions to increase graduate student stipends.  Topics include

ECRP opportunities exist in the following SC research programs:

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
  • Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
  • Biological and Environmental Research (BER). As part of this FOA, BER is seeking modeling research applications that address grandchallenges that focus on coastal-urban systems with an emphasis on the natural and/or human- mediated components of the coastal-urban environments.
  • Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
  • High Energy Physics (HEP)
  • Nuclear Physics (NP)
  • Isotope R&D and Production (DOE IP) and
  • Accelerator R&D and Production (ARDAP)

Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will be due on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal application may submit full applications.

A webinar on this opportunity will be held on November 30th at 3 p.m. EST. Please register here.

The FOA can be found here.

Deadline: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Funding type: 
Faculty