DOE $36M Funding Opportunity: AI for Science

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Feb. 13, 2024: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, is issuing a $36 million funding opportunity announcement for basic computer science and applied mathematics research in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) for science.

Deadline for letters of intent: Tuesday, March 19, 5 pm ET. Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 21 at 11:59 pm ET. To learn more, visit the ASCR funding opportunities website.

Specifically, advancements in this area are sought that can enable the development of:

  • Foundation models for computational science;
  • Automated scientific workflows and laboratories;
  • Scientific programming and scientific-knowledge-management systems;
  • Federated and privacy-preserving training for foundation and other AI models for science; and
  • Energy-efficient AI algorithms and hardware for science.

The development of new AI techniques applicable to multiple scientific domains can accelerate progress, increase transparency, and open new areas of exploration across the scientific enterprise.