Date Open: 
Agency Deadline: 
Limit per Institution: 
2 - only one spot left.
Important Notes: 
04/12/2021 Required Agency Pre-proposal



The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving new applications from teams of investigators expanding the integration of data science methods with BES research disciplines, to accelerate scientific discovery and overcome difficult challenges in these fields. This FOA is focused on new applications that will take advantage of the rapid growth of data science, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methodologies

Research Office Notice of intent to Apply Deadline: 
  • Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:59 pm pacific time
DOE Deadlines:
  • April 14, 2021 at 5:00PM Eastern - Pre-Applications are required
  • Pre-Application Response Date: May 10, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: June 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern


The general guidance for the preparation of notice of intent to the Research Office:

COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title

  • The Research Topic(s) of your project. - The general scientific goal of this initiative is to understand and predict complex and multiscale phenomena in chemical and materials systems, with focus on five topics: •
    • Topic 1 – Heterogeneous and multiscale phenomena •
    • Topic 2 – Collective phenomena •
    • Topic 3 – Reactive and far from equilibrium pathways •
    • Topic 4 – Rare spatio-temporal phenomena •
    • Topic 5 – Multimodal/multi-messenger approaches
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Unique Aspects:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that highlight how your research/approach is different/better.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget:  Example:  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the DOE.  DOE funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 page) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

  • Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of
    • Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);  Applications to this FOA must emphasize fundamental scientific research
    • How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
    • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
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