The U. S. Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships.
These partnerships are to advance fundamental, early-stage energy
research collaborations with the DOE national laboratories (Information on the DOE National Laboratories including links to websites can be found at http://www.energy.gov/about-national-labs.) Participation by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows is required.
Junior faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply.
Utilization of DOE user facilities are encouraged.
(Information on the SC User Facilities can be found at http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/, information on the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy user facilities can be found at https://atrnsuf.inl.gov/) DOE EPSCoR currently follows eligibility determinations made by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR for its Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program.
As a result, entities located within the following jurisdictions will be eligible to apply under this FOA:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.