New Funding Opportunity - US Department of Energy - Environmental System Science

July 31, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving research applications for Environmental System Science.

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystems and subsurface processes appropriate for advancing Earth system model capabilities, thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the scientific foundation needed to inform DOE’s energy decisions.

The FOA will consider applications that focus on measurements, experiments, modeling or synthesis to provide improved quantitative and predictive understanding of terrestrial ecosystems that, in turn, influence atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and thereby affect the greenhouse gas forcing of climate.

The emphasis of this FOA is to understand non-managed terrestrial ecosystems in the context of a changing climate. Applicants should pose their research applications in the context of representing terrestrial ecosystem and/or subsurface processes appropriate for improving the predictability of climate based on Earth system models.

The FOA can be accessed here.

Applications from this FOA will support the scientific mission for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research programs (more information on these program can be found at and respectively).  

DE-FOA-0001172 – Environmental System Science

Please see the announcement for additional details.

Please note the schedule below.

Deadline for Pre-applications (required):            September 3, 2014, 5 pm eastern time

Deadline for Proposals:                                                December 2, 2014, 11:59 pm eastern time