Funding Opportunity Announcement (DOE): 2016 Environmental System Science

October 13, 2015
Washington, D.C.

(Cross-posted from

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 ecosystem and/or subsurface processes that can affect the cycling and transport of carbon, water, nutrients, and contaminants. 

All projects are required to clearly delineate an integrative, hypothesis-driven approach and clearly describe the existing needs/gaps in state-of-the-art models. 

Applicants should provide details on how the results of the proposed research, if successful, will be incorporated into numerical models of subsurface systems and/or terrestrial ecosystems.

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

DE-FOA-0001437 - Environmental System Science

Please see the announcement for additional details.


Please note the schedule below.

Deadline for Pre-applications (required): November 13, 2015, 5 pm EST

Deadline for Proposals: January 22, 2016, 11:59 pm EST