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Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Department of Energy

Objectives:

To provide financial support for fundamental research in the basic sciences and advanced technology concepts and assessments in fields related to energy. The application deadlines will be posted at the Grants.gov web site: http://www.grants.gov or FedConnect at: https://www.fedconnect.net/Fedconnect/.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 $1,430,662,056; FY 10 est $1,290,000,000; FY 11 est $1,290,000,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Financial support, in whole or in part, may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, and services required for conducting research, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments. Restrictions on use of funds depend on grant provisions.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Office of Science research programs, which complement DOE's applied missions in energy resources, environmental quality, and national security, have been at the forefront of modern scientific advances and have expanded the frontiers of basic scientific knowledge. Results and accomplishments of basic research performed under these programs are reported in open scientific literature. University research programs often support graduate students who assist principal investigators with research projects. Student support on basic science research projects has helped to train the future scientific talent in DOE supported science areas such as materials science, chemistry, mathematics, general life sciences, geosciences, genetics, radiation biology, ecology, nuclear medicine, and high energy and nuclear physics. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$10,000 to $2,000,000; $200,000.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Generally, grants are approved for three-year project periods and funded one year at a time. Depending upon specific circumstances, grant project periods may range from one year to five years, at the discretion of the program office. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No additional information is provided.

Applicant Eligibility:

Colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit commercial organizations, State and local governments, small businesses, and unaffiliated individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit commercial organizations, State and local governments, small businesses, and unaffiliated individuals will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Decisions to approve are made by a Headquarters program official. A DOE procurement office is then authorized to negotiate and prepare an appropriate award document.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Deborah Greenawalt, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, Maryland 20874-1290 Email: Deb.Greenawalt@science.doe.gov Phone: (301) 903-4074.

Website Address:

http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants

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