The U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) is a federal-state partnership program designed to enhance the capabilities of designated jurisdictions to conduct sustainable and nationally competitive energy-related research. The program aims to improve the science and technology infrastructure across the Nation through support of a broader geographical distribution of research and development capacity, increased human and technical resources, and training of scientists and engineers. DOE EPSCoR supports the DOE¿s overarching mission by supporting basic and applied research and development across a wide range of interdisciplinary program offices and non-defense topical areas across the Department, including but not restricted to: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics, in the Office of Science; and may support research relevant to other DOE Program Offices including the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability; the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy; the Office of Environmental Management; the Office of Fossil Energy; the Office of Legacy Management; and, the Office of Nuclear Energy.
In preparation for submitting an application, the jurisdiction¿s EPSCoR Committee or its designee is expected to have undertaken or adopted a comprehensive analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement of research and development institutions within the jurisdiction in support of the jurisdiction¿s overall research and development objectives. Applications for this FOA should reference and provide the website for the jurisdiction¿s strategy to develop and utilize the scientific and technological resources that reside in its research universities and the jurisdiction¿s industrial or economic resources and describe the relevance of their application within t