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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its continuing interest in receiving applications for research funding in areas supported by the Department’s Office of Science.

The DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), informally known as the “Open Solicitation” or “Open Call,” is issued annually at the beginning of each Fiscal Year (FY). It provides a vehicle for the Office of Science to solicit applications for research support in areas not covered by more specific, topical FOAs that are issued by the office over the course of the Fiscal Year.

DOE anticipates awarding approximately $250 million for new, renewal, and supplemental grants, cooperative agreements, and inter-agency agreements under this FOA in Fiscal Year 2021, subject to the availability of FY 2021 appropriated funds.

Proposed research must fall within the programmatic priorities of DOE’s Office of Science and its major program offices, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production.

Funding will be competitively awarded on the basis of peer review. The FOA remains open throughout the Fiscal Year.

The FOA, titled “FY 2021 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program,” can be found on the Office of Science funding opportunities page.