The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has released the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and National Laboratory Announcement (NLA) for its Early Career Research Program.
The program supports talented university and National Laboratory researchers early in their careers with the long-term goal of nurturing a scientific workforce capable of meeting SC mission needs. The program is applicable across all six SC program offices, and the full FOA and NLA outline specific needs within each that proposers must address. For Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Applied Mathematics, these needs include the below:
- Adaptive Algorithms, Solvers, and Optimization for Extreme-Scale Computing
- Multiscale Mathematics for Coupled High Performance Scientific Simulations
- Research Foundations for Scalable Scientific Data Analysis and Algorithms
Pre-applications are due March 8, 2019 for university-based proposers and February 6, 2019 for National Laboratory-based proposers.
Eligible applicants include untenured Assistant or Associate Professors who are on the tenure track at a domestic institution and full-time, non-postdoctoral employees at a National Laboratory. Applicants must also have acquired their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to submitting a proposal.
The present competition represents a significant expansion of the program over previous years. For FY 2019, SC intends to allocate $49 million for the program - $19 million above the FY 2018 FOA - to support up to 65 researchers. This amount will be split between university-based and National Laboratory-based proposals. Individual award sizes will likely average $750,000 over five years.
The full FOA is available at https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2019/SC_FOA_0002019.pdf.
The full NLA is available at https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/lab-announcements/2019/LAB_19-2019.pdf.