The expected DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants solicitation announcement for 2016 has not yet been released. Now that Congress and the President approved the federal budget, DOE EPSCoR will be able to finalize its program plans for FY 2016 funds. We are anticipating that a competition will be held this year since DOE did not have an open competition in 2015.
Recent solicitations for the DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants program have not changed significantly over the past several years. Interested researchers can obtain a copy of the most recent solicitation (2014) for additional information about the Implementation Grants program at the following web site:
Under the DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants program, an EPSCoR jurisdiction has previously been allowed to submit only one proposal for the competition. WV EPSCoR will again conduct a state-wide down-selection process to identify the research team to be designated to submit a proposal through WV EPSCoR. Under this process, we are soliciting pre-proposal expressions of interest from research teams (i.e., Letters of Intent) and the submission of short pre-proposals that will undergo evaluation by external reviewers and the WV EPSCoR program committee.
Due dates for action by research teams are as follows:
Submission of Letter of Intent: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5 PM EST
Pre-Proposal Submission: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5 PM EST
Letters of Intent and Pre-Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
Materials that may assist you in preparing your pre-proposal are listed both here and on the web site of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.