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Funding Opportunity Announcement:
Early Career Research Program for FY 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2023 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities.
To be eligible for the program, 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 or Office of Science user facility.
To address special circumstances and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Science is extending the eligibility window for this competition from 10 to 12 years for all applicants.
Awards to an institution of higher education will be approximately $875,000 over five years and awards to a DOE national laboratory average around $2,500,000 over five years.
The funding level for institutions of higher education has been raised to encourage these institutions to increase graduate student stipends.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0002821
  • Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Applications deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal proposal may submit full proposals.