Early Career Research Program FY 2022

Early Career Research Program FY 2022

The DOE Office of Science is excited to announce it is accepting proposals for the 2022 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 60 early career researchers at U.S. academic institutions and DOE National Laboratories.

To be eligible for the program, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory. The applicant must also have received a Ph.D. within the past ten years. University awards average around $750,000 for five years, and national laboratory awards average $2,500,000 for five years.

Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 5:00 PM ET. Full proposals will be due on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET. Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal proposal may submit full proposals.

For each of the last 12 years of this program, an average of 42 university and 23 national laboratory awards have been initiated each year.

Additional information is available on the Office of Science funding opportunities page.

Early Career Research Program Information