Dept of Energy Early Career Research Program

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 20, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Oct 21, 2021


DOE Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program

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Dept of Energy Early Career Research Program
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Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on October 21, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. 
Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal proposal may submit full proposals.

The DOE Office of Science is the Nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Early career researchers may apply to one of eight Office of Science program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research; Basic Energy Sciences; Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics; Nuclear Physics; Accelerator R&D and Production; and Isotope R&D and Production. Proposed research topics must fall within the programmatic priorities of DOE’s Office of Science, which are provided in the program announcements. 

Eligibility:  No more than 10 years can have passed between the year the PI’s Ph.D. was awarded and 2021. For the present competition, those who received doctorates no earlier than 2011 are eligible. If a PI has multiple doctorates, the discipline of the one they have earned within the 10-year eligibility window should be relevant to the proposed research.

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