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Publication Date
23 February 2022

DOE Announces $1.5 Million for Research Development and Partnership Pilots

DOE Announces $1.5 Million for Research Development and Partnership Pilots.

Catalyzing partnerships between underrepresented colleges and universities and DOE climate, Earth, and environmental sciences research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $1.5 million for new grants to colleges and universities that are underrepresented in DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental science investments. The Research and Partnership Pilot (RDPP) is designed to help provide technical assistance to build capacity and broaden institutional participation.

“With enormous challenges facing the country to solve the climate crisis and promote equitable solutions and practices, we must diversify and expand the talent pool in climate and Earth science disciplines in order for science to exert even greater impacts on society,” said Sharlene Weatherwax, DOE Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research. “These grants will promote a strong and diverse talent pool as we move into the future, where climate science will make major and impactful contributions in support of the DOE mission.”

Applications are due on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. This opportunity is for all facilities and programs within DOE’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD), including Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM).

Learn more about this opportunity and review the full funding opportunity announcement. In addition, an informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar here.

Read the full DOE press release.

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