SBR and TES PI's, SFA leads and DOE lab managers: Please share this announcement among your respective communities.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday (https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-early-career-research-program-fy-2019) it is accepting proposals for the tenth year of the DOE Office of Science (SC) Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. Support will begin in 2019 for over 50 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions and DOE national laboratories. To be eligible for the competition, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory. The applicant must also have received a Ph.D. within the past ten years. Typical university awards are $750,000 over five years. Early career researchers may apply to one of six Office of Science program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences; Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics; or Nuclear Physics. Within BER, there are two areas of focus: Environmental Systems Science and Fundamental Systems Biology-Driven Research to Enable Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Production. Funding will be competitively awarded on the basis of peer review. Applications from this FOA (DE-FOA-0002019 - https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2019/SC_FOA_0002019.pdf) and the accompanying DOE lab announcement (Lab 19-2019 - https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/lab-announcements/2019/LAB_19-2019.pdf) will support the SC Early Career program goals to develop individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by SC. More information on the Early Career program can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/early-career/. Please note the schedule below: Deadline for Pre-applications (required): February 6, 2019; 5:00 pm eastern time Deadline for Proposals: April 29, 2019; 5:00 pm eastern time Please see the announcement for additional details. __________________________________________ Daniel B. Stover, Ph.D. Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecosystem Sciences Office of Biological and Environmental Research Climate and Environmental Sciences Division SC-23.1 / Germantown Building U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20585 Tel: 301-903-0289 email: daniel.sto...@science.doe.gov<mailto:daniel.sto...@science.doe.gov> http://science.energy.gov/ber/research/cesd/ http://tes.science.energy.gov/ BER advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific facilities for DOE missions in energy, environment, and basic research.