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The Office of Science supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you -- whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.


Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

May be open to one or more institution types. For assistance with the Office of Science's Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) at, please contact the Helpdesk at (855) 818-1846 (toll-free), (301) 903-9610, or

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High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science
Announcement Number:
Post Date:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Close Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent: 12/20/2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
    • (A Letter of Intent is required)
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: 02/18/2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Environmental System Science
Announcement Number:
Post Date:
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Close Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: December 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time
    • A Pre-Application is required
  • Pre-Application Response Date: January 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: March 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

DOE National Laboratory Announcements

Open only to DOE Laboratories. Proposals submitted by DOE National Laboratories in response to the below program announcements will be subjected to formal merit review (peer review).

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Opportunities in Frontier Plasma Science
Announcement Number:
LAB 21-2435
Post Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Close Date:
Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Letter of Intent: 2/12/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
    • A Letter of Intent is required
  • Submission Deadline for Proposals: 3/26/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics
Announcement Number:
LAB 21 2423
Post Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Close Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Submission Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Each funding announcement issued by the Office of Science provides:

  • A technical description of the type of work to be funded
  • Information about the type, size, number, and duration of awards expected
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Instructions for submission of letters of intent (if required), preapplications or preproposals (if required), and applications or proposals; due dates and times
  • Review and selection information, including merit review criteria
  • Agency points of contact