Funding Opportunity Announcement: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0003258
Total Estimated Funding: $100 Million

Deadline for Pre Applications (required):  February 28, 2024 at 5:00pm ET 
Deadline for Applications:  May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm ET 


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program, is issuing a $100 million funding opportunity announcement for new and renewing Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams conduct fundamental research that address priority research directions and opportunities identified by a series of BES workshop and roundtable reports. EFRCs aim to accelerate transformative advances in energy science by integrating synthesis, characterization, theory, computation, and data science; developing innovative experimental and theoretical tools that illuminate fundamental processes in unprecedented detail; and creating an enthusiastic, inter-disciplinary, diverse community of energy-focused scientists.

BES is soliciting new applications for basic science in two topical areas: 1) co-design of materials and processes to revolutionize fabrication for microelectronics and/or quantum information science, and 2) environmental management. BES is soliciting renewal applications for basic science in three topical areas: 1) transformative manufacturing, 2) quantum information science, and 3) environmental management.

For more information about the EFRC program, visit the EFRC website. To learn more about this funding opportunity announcement, including application requirements and eligibility, visit the BES funding opportunities website.



A webinar will be held to provide information to the community on the Energy Frontier Research Centers FOA.

February 1, 2024 1 pm EST