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The mission of DOE is to ensure the U.S.’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Three funding programmes are open to EU-based researchers and EU organizations: the Office of Science (DOE-Office of Science) Financial Assistance Program; the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE-EERE) Financial Assistance; and the Office of Fossil Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) Financial Assistance.


Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Programe Description

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Office of Science supports a diverse portfolio of research that advance the science needed for revolutionary energy breakthroughs, seek to unravel nature’s deepest mysteries, and provide the U.S. researchers with the most advanced large-scale tools of modern science.

Area of Funding

The Office of Science manages this research portfolio through six core program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. In addition, the Office of Science manages and supports additional programs and activities, including: the Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists program, the Office of Project Assessment, the Safety, Security, and Infrastructure, and the DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.


National research and/or Innovation Funding Programme available to European citizens

Type of Funding

Research Grant


The budget amount devoted to R&D for the DOE Office of Science in FY 2012 is $4.459 billion. (source: AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program: R&D in the FY 2012 Budget. http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/fy2012/)

Duration of Funding


Funding Conditions

Each funding announcement issued by the Office of Science provides eligibility criteria. In general there are no restrictions on non-U.S. entities, unless other specific eligibility restrictions are listed on an individual call. Only other U.S. Federal Agencies and contractors are restricted from applying.

Please read the following PDF document (extracted from printed catalogue) to obtain other useful information about DOE and eligibility language before applying:

Application Notes

The Office of Science Annual Announcements are published annually and will remain open until succeeded by another issuance by the Office of Science, usually posted after the beginning of the Fiscal Year (October).
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for an award.
You cannot submit an application through Grants.gov unless you are registered. Please read the registration requirements carefully and start the process immediately.

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For general assistance contact: SC.Grantsandcontracts@science.doe.gov

For specific program questions: http://science.energy.gov/programs/

For grant information and current open announcements: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/index.asp

Foreign Grants Information


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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.