The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was established by Section 2203 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-486). Positioned within the Office of Science at DOE, DOE EPSCoR assists the Office as the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States by supporting basic and applied research and development across a wide range of interdisciplinary program areas including:
Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Basic Energy Sciences
Biological and Environmental Research
Fusion Energy Sciences
High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics
The primary goals of DOE EPSCoR are three fold:
Improve the capability of designated states and territories to conduct sustainable and nationally competitive energy-related research;
Jumpstart infrastructure development in designated states and territories through increased human and technical resources, train scientists and engineers in energy-related areas; and
Build beneficial relationships of designated states and territories with the 10 world-class laboratories managed by the Office of Science, leveraging DOE national user facilities and intellectual collaboration.
Through broadened participation DOE EPSCoR seeks to provide the most comprehensive network of energy-related research across the nation.
1.) Implementation Grants
Provides up to $2,500,000 for three years with the possibility for a three year extension
Build capacity in areas of interest to DOE (listed above)