Early Career Research Program, Office of Science

Sponsor:Department of Energy
Learn More:Early Career Research Program, Office of Science
LOI:Sept 8, 2016
Deadline:For FY 2017: Nov. 14, 2016
Award Max:Minimum of $750,000 over 5 years, can be higher, but encouraged to stay close to minimum as possible
Eligibility:There is NOT a U.S. citizenship requirement for the Principal Investigator or any project participants. Principal Investigators of early career awards from other agencies or entities are eligible, but the proposed research must have a scope different from that already funded by the other organization. Principal Investigators who have received awards previously under the Office of Science Early Career Research Program are not eligible. If a Principal Investigator has multiple doctorates, the discipline of the one they have earned within the ten-year eligibility window should be relevant to the proposed research. Letters of recommendation are not allowed. Proposals that include recommendation letters will be subject to elimination from consideration during DOE’s initial review. The Principal Investigator must be employed in the eligible position as of the closing date for this announcement. Eligible individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as a Principal Investigator are invited to work with their organizations to develop a proposal. Individuals from underrepresented groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply.
The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories, now in its eighth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Opportunities exist in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP).
Category(s): physical-science, mathematics, computer-science, life-science