On June 29, 2009, the Office of Nuclear Physics, Office of Science, and Department of Energy (“DOE”) announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (“FOA”) providing for $6 million for collaborative research projects between universities, non-profit organizations, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, including the DOE National Laboratories, to focus on theoretical research topics of nuclear physics.

  DOE intends on awarding two to three topical collaborations starting in Fiscal Year 2010. These topical collaborations will typically be supported at $300,000 to $500,000 per year, although applications with smaller funding requirements will be considered.   Each application should specifically address the following:

·       The opportunity afforded by the proposed research, its relevance to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (“NSAC”) Performance Measures, and opportunities identified in the NSAC long range plan;

·       The specific goals of the collaboration, as well as a timeline and milestones for reaching those goals;

·       The relevance and impact of this opportunity on experimental nuclear physics; and

·       The opportunities for training and placing permanent researchers in nuclear theory.


Applicants interested in this FOA must submit a formal application by September 1, 2009.   For more information on applying, go to http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/Colab.html.