Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

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Subsurface Biogeochemical Research: The Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces interest in receiving applications for research grants for Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR), which is within the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). SBR seeks to advance fundamental science towards solutions to key DOE environmental challenges including carbon sequestration, contamination from past nuclear weapons production and a scientific basis for the long term stewardship of nuclear waste disposal. The activity supports an integrated portfolio of research ranging from molecular to field scales with emphasis on the use of advanced computer models and multidisciplinary, iterative experimentation to understand and predict contaminant transport in complex subsurface environments. This mission is guided by the BER long term performance measure to ?provide sufficient scientific underst anding such that DOE sites would be able to incorporate coupled physical, chemical and biological processes into decision making for environmental remediation and long-term stewardship.? To meet this measure, BER funds basic research to investigate the key processes affecting the mobility of subsurface contaminants found at DOE sites. The goal of this FOA is to support innovative, fundamental research investigating the coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the transport of subsurface contaminants at DOE sites. Applications should identify critical knowledge gaps and address hypothesis-driven research to better understand the significant physical, chemical, and biological processes influencing the form and mobility of DOE contaminants in the subsurface. Research projects should aim to provide the scientific basis for the long term stewardship of contaminated sites across the DOE complex and the development of new remediation concepts and strategies. A pplications must address the applicability of the proposed research to understanding DOE relevant, field-scale, contaminant transport processes by including an explanation of how the proposed effort will support the accomplishment of the BER long term performance measure. The environment of interest is the terrestrial subsurface including the vadose zone, the saturated zone and key groundwater-surface water interfaces. The specific radionuclide and heavy metal contaminants and the general science needs for this FOA are outlined in the Supplementary Information section below. Phytoremediation and the study of organic contaminants are NOT addressed in this FOA.
Federal Grant Title: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
Federal Agency Name: Chicago Service Center
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000311
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 81.049
CFDA Descriptions: Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Current Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2010
Posted Date: Mar 24, 2010
Creation Date: Mar 24, 2010
Archive Date: Oct 15, 2010
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
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 entities are eligible to apply except 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. Researchers from other Federal Agencies interested in submitting an application are encouraged to submit a preapplication referencing DE-FOA-0000311; if a formal application is encouraged, Federal agencies should follow instructions at this website on how to submit a formal application.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Kimberlie J. Laing, Grant Analyst, 301-903-3026kim.laing@science.doe.govRobert T. Anderson, Program Manager, []
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