National Spherical Torus Experiment: Diagnostic Measurements of Spherical Torus Plasmas

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National Spherical Torus Experiment: Diagnostic Measurements of Spherical Torus Plasmas: The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative research employing innovative diagnostic instruments on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The NSTX program contributes to two goals of the FES program: developing a predictive understanding of magnetically confined plasmas and investigating the unique properties of the spherical torus configuration. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2012 should submit applications in response to this FOA. Applications for collaborative research that is not focused mainly on implementing and operating a diagnostic instrument and analyzing the resulting data should not be submitted in response to this FOA. The NSTX program helps to build the scientific foundations for fusion energy by both contributing to the fundamental understanding of magnetically confined plasmas and assessing the attractiveness of the spherical torus for future fusion facilities. Applications for collaborative research must support the NSTX Program by addressing key scientific issues related to one or more of the following topics: Macroscopic Stability, Multi-Scale Transport Physics, Plasma Boundary Interfaces, Energetic Particles, Start-up, Ramp-up and Sustainment without a Solenoid, and Advanced Operating Scenarios. To be considered for funding, applicants must have discussed their proposed research with the NSTX National Research Program Leaders and must include a Record of Discussion that specifies the benefits of proposed research to the NSTX program and the interface support required to carry it out. Applications to renew on-going NSTX collaborative research must include a list of project goals from the previous project period and a summary of the actual accomplishments.
Federal Grant Title: National Spherical Torus Experiment: Diagnostic Measurements of Spherical Torus Plasmas
Federal Agency Name: Chicago Service Center
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000576
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 81.049
CFDA Descriptions: Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Current Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2011
Posted Date: Aug 01, 2011
Creation Date: Aug 01, 2011
Archive Date: Feb 01, 2012
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $375,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
All types of domestic 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.
Grant Announcement Contact
Marilyn M. Oyler, Grants Analystmarilyn.oyler@science.doe.govStephen A. Eckstrand, Program Manager, []
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