DOE_SC HorizontalThe Atmospheric System Research Program (ASR) in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that has the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models. The ASR Program announces two funding opportunities: one for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies and the other to develop innovative data products. More information on, and links to, each funding opportunity is below.

DE-FOA-0001430: Observational, Data Analysis, and/or Modeling Studies

The ASR Program hereby announces its interest in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from CESD including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and the ASR Program to improve understanding and model representation of processes involving boundary-layer or mixed-phase clouds, ice clouds, and the aerosol life cycle and to study convective processes using results from ARM field campaigns.

Potential applicants are required to submit a brief pre-application, referencing DE-FOA-0001430.

DE-FOA-0001431: Data Products

The ASR Program hereby announces its interest in research grant applications to develop new proof-of-concept data products from ARM site instruments, such that new data products represent novel and improved information involving geophysical variables that in turn are utilized by regional and global climate models. Of most interest are improved data products for those geophysical quantities that currently exhibit large errors or uncertainties and/or have been limiting the predictability of climate models.

Potential applicants are required to submit a brief pre-application, referencing DE-FOA-0001431.

Pre-applications are required for both funding announcements and must be submitted through the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Pre-applications may not exceed two pages and should provide a clear and concise description of the objectives and technical approach of the proposed research. More details on the required pre-application information are given in the funding announcement. Applicants for multi-institutional projects should submit a single pre-application identifying all project participants.

Note that applications involving similar research topics by the same or overlapping research teams to both FOA-0001430 and FOA-0001431 as well as applications to one FOA that depend on selection of an application the other FOA will be rejected without review at the discretion of DOE program managers.

Please send all inquiries regarding these announcements directly to ASR Program Managers Ashley Williamson and Shaima Nasiri.