DOE Office of Science: $100M Funding Opportunity for Energy Frontier Research Centers

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January 22, 2024 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program, is issuing a $100 million funding opportunity announcement for new and renewing Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs).

BES is soliciting new applications for basic science in two topical areas: 1) co-design of materials and processes to revolutionize fabrication for microelectronics and/or quantum information science, and 2) environmental management. BES is soliciting renewal applications for basic science in three topical areas: 1) transformative manufacturing, 2) quantum information science, and 3) environmental management.

For more information about the EFRC program, visit the EFRC website. To learn more about this funding opportunity announcement, including application requirements and eligibility, visit the BES funding opportunities website.

These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams conduct fundamental research that address priority research directions and opportunities identified by a series of BES workshop and roundtable reports. EFRCs aim to accelerate transformative advances in energy science by integrating synthesis, characterization, theory, computation, and data science; developing innovative experimental and theoretical tools that illuminate fundamental processes in unprecedented detail; and creating an enthusiastic, inter-disciplinary, diverse community of energy-focused scientists.