Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

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Subsurface Biogeochemical Research: The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of 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). The SBR program is part of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) in BER. The SBR program seeks to advance fundamental science to understand, predict and mitigate the impacts of environmental 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. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support fundamental research to investigate the key physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the form and mobility of subsurface contaminants found at DOE sites. Research projects should be based on critical knowledge gaps and be hypothesis driven, with an 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. 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. Phytoremediation and the study of organic contaminants are NOT addressed in this FOA. The full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is located on FedConnect. Instructions for completing the Grant Application Package are contained in the full text of the FOA which c an be obtained at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000555&agency=DOE.
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-0000555
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 81.049
CFDA Descriptions: Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Current Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 10, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 10, 2011
Archive Date: Dec 19, 2011
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
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 as the lead institution 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 a proposal are required to submit a preproposal referencing this FOA DE-FOA-0000555 (see the Preapplication section in Part IV B.2). If a formal proposal is encouraged, Federal agencies should follow the instructions at the following website to submit a formal proposal: http://science.doe.gov/grants/fed_prop.asp.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Kimberlie J. Laing, Grants Analyst, 301-903-3026kim.laing@science.doe.govDavid P. Lesmes, Program Manager, 301-903-2977david.lesmes@science.doe.gov
kim.laing@science.doe.gov [kim.laing@science.doe.gov]
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