Limited Submission 11/02/2020
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Department of Energy Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants - DOE-FOA-0002431

The DOE Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) hereby announces its interest in receiving new and renewal applications from eligible jurisdictions for Implementation Grants. Grants awarded under this program are intended to improve research capability through the support of a group of scientists and engineers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, working on a common scientific theme in one or more EPSCoR jurisdictions. These awards are not appropriate mechanisms to provide support for individual faculty science and technology research projects.

The objectives of the DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants are to:
  • Jumpstart capability development in the jurisdiction(s) through increased human and technical resources.
  • Support a group of researchers working on a common scientific theme, with mutually supporting goals and objectives.
  • When topically relevant to the subject matter of the application, promote collaborations with other institutions of higher education and industry with strong participation by students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty from EPSCoR eligible institutions. These collaborations may include institutions from other EPSCoR jurisdictions. Collaborations involving more than one institution or more than one EPSCoR jurisdiction, while welcome, are not a requirement.
Department of Energy (DOE)
Limited Submission
UNLV is limited to ONE application.
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 11/16/2020 12:00pm
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one page abstract and three potential internal reviewer names

Sponsor Pre-Application (required) Due: 12/15/2020
Sponsor Application Due: 03/02/2021
Award Amount: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000
´╗┐Period of Performance: FY 2021 for a project period of up to two years.
Cost Sharing: Not required

Notice of Intent
At least two weeks will be given to submit a NOI (abstract/summary 1 pg max).

If NOIs received exceeds maximum number of proposals permitted, at least two weeks will be given to submit a pre-proposal (project narrative 4 pg max and budget amount overview).

Internal Review
A review committee of peers is established and will have at least two weeks to review submitted pre-proposals. The committee recommends which proposal(s) best meet sponsor's criteria and which best align with the mission of the department, college, and university.
Althea Sheets, Communications Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs,, 702-895-1880