DOE_SC HorizontalThe Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), 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 through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the Office of Science. More details are available in the funding opportunity announcement DE-FOA-0001638 on Grants.gov.

DE-FOA-0001638 – Atmospheric System Research Program

The ASR program 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 convective cloud processes, boundary-layer cloud processes, and secondary organic aerosol processes, and to pursue ASR-relevant research using observations from the Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC), ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE), or Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) ARM Facility campaigns.

Pre-applications are required and must be submitted through the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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 (PDF). Applicants for multi-institutional projects should submit a single pre-application by the lead institution identifying all project participants. It is the responsibility of the applicant to include sufficient information in the pre-application to enable evaluation of responsiveness to the terms of the announcement.

Full proposals will be due on November 22 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Two notable changes from previous funding opportunities are: 1) page limit on the project narrative section of a full proposal has been decreased to 18 pages and 2) individuals are now limited to participate as senior personnel in no more than two full proposals.

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