Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development

Quick Facts

Due DateJanuary 16, 2015 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 1,000,000 - $ 3,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - All types of entities are eligible to apply, except other Federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. Synergistic collaborations with researchers in Federal Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), including the DOE National Laboratories are permitted. Such collaborations should be limited to filling critical voids in expertise and can represent no more than 50 percent of the total budget.

Program Description

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomic Science research program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov). In this FOA, applications are requested for: i) Systems-level research to better understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms that control bioenergy crop vigor, resource use efficiency, and resilience/adaptability to abiotic stress, as well as interactions with the surrounding environment, in order to increase biomass productivity under changing and at times suboptimal conditions; ii) Systems biology-enabled investigations into the role(s) of microbial and microbial communities in the complex and multi-scaled interactions of the plant-soil-environment: contribution(s) to bioenergy feedstock plant performance, adaptation, and resilience in the face of a broad range of changing environmental conditions and abiotic stressors (e.g., climate), and the impacts of introducing bioenergy cropping systems on the local ecosystem.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberDE-FOA-0001207
Funding Opportunity TitleSystems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards8
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateOctober 1, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJanuary 16, 2015 (Friday)
Application Archive DateApril 16, 2015 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 15,000,000
Award Amount$ 1,000,000 - $ 3,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 81.049 - Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - All types of entities are eligible to apply, except other Federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. Synergistic collaborations with researchers in Federal Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), including the DOE National Laboratories are permitted. Such collaborations should be limited to filling critical voids in expertise and can represent no more than 50 percent of the total budget.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Energy - Office of Science
Program Information WebsiteFedConnect
ContactOffice: Office of Science
Kimberlie J. Laing, Grant Specialist, 301-903-3026
kim.laing@science.doe.gov
Catherine M. Ronning, Program Manager, 301-903-9549
Catherine.Ronning@science.doe.gov

kim.laing@science.doe.gov

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