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Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development. Pre-Application (Required) Due Date: 11/14/2014 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Application Due Date: 01/16/2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Novel In Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science. Pre-Application (Required) Due 10/15/2014 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Application Due Date: 12/18/2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels. Close: March 14, 2014

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy. DOE and USDA announce funding call. Close: Feb 25, 2014; Pre-applications Due 12/19/2013 [11/13]

Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling (DE-FOA-0000866) DOE Genomic Science Program funding call.
Close: 04/19/2013; Pre-applications Due 03/04/2013 [02/13]

Call for Exploratory Collaborations between the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Joint Genome Institute Letters of Intent Accepted February 11 - April 8, 2013 [02/13]

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy. DOE and USDA announce funding call. Close: Feb 25, 2013; Pre-applications Due 12/18/2012 [11/12]

Funding Call: Genomic Science: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels
Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomics Science Program and addresses DOE’s missions in energy and the environment in the following research areas:

  • Microbial systems design for biofuels, from computer modeling to experimental validation: To develop modeling algorithms and innovative biosystems design technologies to define, build, and apply functional biological modules for the generation of novel biological systems that advance toward the production of biofuels; and
  • Plant systems design for bioenergy: To develop novel technologies to re-design bioenergy crops that can grow in marginal environments while producing high yield of biomass that can be easily converted to biofuels.

Applications should also address potential societal implications of engineered organisms.
Applications that propose incremental advances in existing technologies or knowledge will not be invited to submit a full application.
Pre-Application Due Date: February 13, 2012
(Pre-applications are Required)
Application Due Date: April 2, 2012
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for award.

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement SC_FOA_0000598. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield, or sustainability. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research to predict phenotype from underlying genotype that could lead to improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged.
Pre-Application Due Date: December 16, 2011
(Pre-applications are Required)
Application Due Date: February 24, 2012
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for award.

Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000368, "Genomic Science and Technology for Energy and the Environment" The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomics Science Program and addresses DOE's missions in energy and the environment in the following research areas:

  • a) Microbial Environmental Processes: To develop a systems-level understanding of the functional processes used by microbes and microbial consortia that link the internal metabolic processes of microbial species to their external biogeochemical activities;
  • b) Microbial and Plant Processes for Bioenergy: To develop new approaches that advance our understanding of the systems biology of plant and microbes in producing biofuels including the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass and microbial synthesis of advanced biofuel;
  • c) Characterizing Key Molecular Species, Events, and Multicellular Processes for Genomic Science: To develop innovative technology approaches to characterize biological processes and networks at the subcellular, cellular and multicellular levels.

Preapplications are REQUIRED and due June 28, 2010. More details are available at this PDF and the full announcement is available on grants.gov.

Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000223. Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement USDA, DOE.The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield, or sustainability. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research that yields fundamental knowledge of the structure, function and organization of plant genomes leading to improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged. Preapplications required, deadline 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, January 4, 2010. [More details at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/DE-FOA-0000223.pdf]

Funding Opportunity Announcement "Computational Biology and Bioinformatic Methods to Enable a Systems Biology Knowledgebase" (DE-FOA-0000143) BER hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for potential funding of computational biology and bioinformatic methods and analytics to enable the planned Systems Biology Knowledgebase. The goal of systems biology is to understand living systems, a simple microbe or a complex ecosystem, so well that we can develop predictive, computational models of the systems that "behave" the same way as the living system. Such predictive models would enable scientists to accurately predict an organism's or a more complex system's behavior. Preapplications required, deadline November 5, 2009. Formal applications must be received by January 29, 2010 [More details at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/DE-FOA-0000143.pdf]

Funding Opportunity Announcement “Biological Systems Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling” (DE-PS02-09ER09-25) The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomic Science (formerly Genomics:GTL) research program. In this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applications are solicited for: i.) Systems-level studies on regulatory and metabolic networks of microbes and microbial consortia involved in biogeochemical cycling of carbon, ii.) Development of metatranscriptomic, metaproteomic, and other genome-enabled approaches to understand how shifts in environmental variables impact microbially-mediated carbon cycling processes in terrestrial ecosystems, and iii.) Development of methods and techniques for imaging and analysis of microbially-mediated carbon cycling processes in terrestrial ecosystems. Closing date November 9, 2009. [More details at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/DE-PS02-09ER09-25.pdf]

DOE JGI Issues Call for Genome Sequencing Proposals
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), through its Community Sequencing Program (CSP), is soliciting proposals related to the DOE missions of bioenergy, global carbon cycling and biogeochemical processes influencing contaminant transport. Targets include bacterial and archaeal isolates, large-scale eukaryotic or bacterial resequencing efforts that exploit next-generation sequencing technologies, eukaryotic reference genomes, and environmental microbial genomes (metagenomes). Letters of intent will be accepted beginning December 15, 2008 and are due January 30, 2009. For further details, see: https://jgi.doe.gov/CSP/user_guide/ and this PDF.

USDA and DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement Departments of Energy and Agriculture have jointly issued a research funding opportunity. Preapplications due Dec. 9, 2008. See details.

Interagency Opportunities in Metabolic Engineering. (NSF 08-588). This solicitation describes a collaborative effort among the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (National Institutes of Health), and the National Science Foundation. The intent of this interagency solicitation is to provide an opportunity for an interagency granting activity in the area of metabolic engineering (ME). The eight participating agencies or departments are providing research funding and agency in-kind support such as equipment, laboratory space, personnel time, and materials in support of this solicitation. Upon conclusion of the review process, meritorious proposals may be recommended for funding by a participating agency or department. Each participating agency will make its own awards and the subsequent grant administration procedures will be in accordance with the individual policies of the awarding agency or department. Full proposals are due October 22, 2008. Announcement.

Biological Hydrogen Production. Funding Opportunity DE-PS02-08ER08-12, "Systems Biology, Model Organism Development, and Enzyme Discovery for Biological Hydrogen Production." Preapplications are required, due 2/22/2008. Applications are due 4/9/2008. The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomics: GTL research program (genomicscience.energy.gov). In this Solicitation, applications are solicited for: i.) systems-level research to improve understanding of microbial regulatory and metabolic networks related to hydrogen production, ii.) development of new model organisms for microbial hydrogen production, and iii.) targeted approaches for the identification and characterization of enzymes and biochemical pathways relevant to biological hydrogen production in genome and metagenome sequences. Announcement.

JGI Community Sequencing Program. DOE JGI CSP letters of intent for sequencing in FY2009 must be submitted online between Dec. 1, 2007 and January 21, 2008. For more information, see website.

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Solicitation from USDA and DOE. DE-PS02-08ER08-03. Preapplications are required and due November 13, 2007; Application Due Date: January 23, 2008. DOE Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) invite applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield, or sustainability. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research that yields fundamental knowledge of the structure, function and organization of plant genomes leading to improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged.

 

International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy invite applications for the establishment or continuation of "International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups" (ICBG) to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health, agriculture and energy, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research and development organizations in the U.S. and low and middle income countries. The Government is budgeting $3 – 4 million in FY 08 for the initial awards. Microbial organisms (inclusive of prokaryotes, virus, fungi, algae and protists) from terrestrial or marine sources as well as marine invertebrates are of greatest interest to the participating agencies in this competition. Announcement

Development of Saccharifying Enzymes for Commercial Use. EERE is requesting applications for the development of hydrolytic enzymes or enzyme system preparations that can effectively saccharify pretreated lignocellulosics to produce fermentable sugars under process relevant conditions. Letter of Intent due Sept. 10, Applications due Oct. 15. [8/24/07]

Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications (ELSI) of Research on Alternative Bioenergy Technologies, Synthetic Genomics, or Nanotechnologies. Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS02-07ER07-16. The deadline for preapplications (which are required) is Thursday February 8, 2007. Formal applications are due on Thursday, April 19, 2007. The aims of this Notice are to support explorations of the potential societal implications arising from scientific research in areas of systems microbiology pertaining to the DOE mission of bioenergy, and, in addition, issues arising from synthetic genomics applied to bioenergy, and research on nanomaterials and nanotechnologies relevant to bioenergy. For more information, see the PDF.

JGI: Community Sequencing Program (CSP) Opportunity A letter of intent is due by January 12, 2007. Proposal deadline is March 2, 2007 For more information, see this website.

The Community Sequencing Program (CSP) was created to provide the scientific community at large with access to high-throughput sequencing at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) for projects of relevance to DOE missions. Sequencing projects will be chosen based on scientific merit--judged through independent peer review--and relevance to issues in global carbon cycling, alternative energy production, and bioremediation. Criteria for participation in this program, the review process, and interactions between JGI and participants are outlined on this web site. Through this program, the Department of Energy aims to advance sequence-based scientific research from a broad range of disciplines.

The CSP consists of two programs:

  • a small-genome program for shotgun sequencing of genomes smaller than 200 Mb and other sequencing projects with a total request of less than 1 Gb.
  • a large-genome program for shotgun sequencing of genomes larger than 200 Mb. Large-genome proposals must be supported by experimental evidence of the organism's genome size, polymorphism rate, and repeat content. In the absence of this information, applicants are encouraged to submit a small-genome proposal to obtain this information.

Proposals to the two programs will be reviewed separately, but the application and review processes are similar. For information about the site or program please write to csp2008@jgi.doe.gov.

Program Announcement to DOE National Laboratories LAB 07-14. New Genomic Strategies and Technologies for Studying Complex Microbial Communities and Validating Genomic Annotations. Preproposal due January 18, 2007. See PDF

Program Notices DE-PS02-07ER07-12 - New Analytical and Imaging Technologies for Lignocellulosic Material Degradation and for Multiplexed Screening for Plant Phenotypes . Preapplication is REQUIRED and due January 4, 2007 with the formals due March 6, 2007. [Notice PDF] Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax and Dr. John Houghton are the Program contacts.

DE-PS02-07ER07-13 - Quantitative Microbial Biochemistry and Metabolic Engineering for Biological Hydrogen Production. Preapplication is REQUIRED and due January 4, 2007 with the formals due March 8, 2007. [Notice PDF] Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax is the Program contact.

USDA-DOE Announce New Funding Opportunity for Biomass Genomics Research. October 10, 2006 The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture (DOE and USDA) issued a solicitation for research proposals for new plant feedstock genomics research projects. Funding Opportunity Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-03. more...

DOE to Invest $250 M in New Bioenergy Centers. Funding Call & Details

DOE Office of Science to Revise Plans for Genomics:GTL Facilities. March 28, 2006 The Department of Energys Office of Science announced that it is revising its plans for new research facilities to support its Genomics:GTL program. The decision to reshape plans for the new GTL research facilities comes in response to the Presidents recently announced Advanced Energy Initiative and a review of the GTL program by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies. As a result, the January 9, 2006 Funding Opportunity Announcement has been canceled.

Call for Bioenergy Sequencing Targets. Recommendations are being sought for microbial sequencing targets in support of the bioenergy mission of the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER). Nominations should be received by 4:30 p.m. (EDT), August 10, 2006, to be accepted for merit review.

CANCELED: Funding Opportunity: Genomics:GTL Facility for the Production and Characterization of Proteins and Molecular Tags. January 10, 2006. This Funding Opportunity Announcement requests that the scientific community submit applications for the development of a scientific user facility for the Production and Characterization of Proteins and Molecular Tags that involves the design, construction (construction is used generically here and could include new construction, renovation of existing space, leasing space or other options proposed by the applicants), and research and development related to the design, configuration, and operation of the facility that will serve as a major scientific user facility for the scientific community including the Genomics: GTL program. For more information, see

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Solicitation- USDA, DOE. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), National Research Initiative (NRI) hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield, or that will facilitate lignocellulosic degradation. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research that yields fundamental knowledge of the structure, function and organization of plant genomes leading to improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged. Potential applicants are required to submit a brief preapplication, referencing Program Notice DE-FG02-06ER06-03 for receipt by DOE by 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, December 15, 2005. Full announcement

Call for DNA Sequencing Targets. Recommendations are being sought for microbial sequencing targets in support of BER science missions. Federal Register notice available here. Nominations should be received by 4:30 p.m. (EDT), July 14, 2005.

Genomics:GTL Program Call for Applications. The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announce their interest in receiving applications for research from large, well-integrated, multidisciplinary research teams that support the Genomics:GTL research program. The full text of Notice DE-FG01-04ER04-32 is at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/DE-FG01-04ER04-32.pdf. The full text of Program Announcement to DOE National Laboratories LAB 04-32 is at www.sc.doe.gov/grants/LAB04_32.html. Proposals that integrate strong experimental biology and computational science research components are strongly encouraged. Statements of intent to apply, should be submitted by Monday, October 25, 2004. Formal research applications are due by January 18, 2005.

Microbial Genome Program Program Announcement To DOE National Laboratories. The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a call for research proposals in support of the Microbial Genome Program (MGP), focused on microbes of interest to the DOE. The full text of Program Announcement 04-07 is at www.science.energy.gov/grants/LAB04_07.html. Proposals to carry out sequencing of microbial genomes will be ineligible. This announcement emphasizes the use of already sequenced genomes that address DOE mission needs. Preproposals should be received by January 29, 2004. Formal proposals should be received by April 15, 2004.

Microbial Genome Program Call for Applications. The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a call for research applications in support of the Microbial Genome Program (MGP), focused on microbes of interest to the DOE. The full text of Program Notice 04-07 is at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/DE-FG01-04ER04-07.pdf. Applications to sequence microbial genomes will be ineligible. This announcement emphasizes the use of already sequenced genomes that address DOE mission needs. Preapplications should be received by January 29, 2004. Formal applications should be received by April 15, 2004.

Institutes for the Advancement of Computational Biology Research and Education. The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for institutes for the advancement of computational biology research and education, in support of the ASCR computational biology program, the ASCR-BER (Office of Biological and Environmental Research) DOE Genomics:GTL program, and the broader Office of Science research programs. Prospective applicants should observe that (1) Applications serving two complementary objectives the advancement of computational biology research as an intellectual pursuit; and innovative approaches to educating biologists as computational scientists are sought; (2) The focus of the proposed effort should be on advancing computational biology research and education as counterbalancing and complementary activities to experimental biology rather than on computation as a support activity to experimental biology; (3) Proposed research and educational activities should be relevant to the mission of the Office of Science and, in particular to the long term goals of the GTL program; (4) Proposed activities should include a plan for an active dialogue with industry, universities, and other laboratories and centers in order to maximize the dissemination of information, promote and support technology commercialization, and avoid unnecessary duplication of effort; and (5) Multiple year funding is not guaranteed, although applicants may request periods of performance ranging up to 3 years. The deadline for receipt of formal applications is April 6, 2004. [See Funding Call.]

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects. The winners of 2003 SBIR Phase II awards have been announced. The next solicitation was issued on October 7, 2003 (http://sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir) and closed on January 6, 2004. For more information:

Genomics:GTL Program Call for Applications. The DOE Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) have issued a call for research applications to support the Genomics:GTL program. The full text of Program Notice 03-05 is at https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/03-05.pdf. Statements of intent to apply are due January 7, 2003, and formal applications on April 22, 2003.

GTL Program Announcement to National Laboratories. https://science.energy.gov/grants/pdf/LAB02-13.pdf
The offices of Biological and Environmental Research and Advanced Scientific Computing Research of DOE's Office of Science have issued a request for proposals (LAB 02-13) from national laboratories to support the Genomics:GTL program (genomicscience.energy.gov/). Two or three large, multidisciplinary research teams will be established, preferably including partners from more than one national laboratory, universities, private research institutions, and companies. A similar solicitation for university-initiated Genomics:GTL research will be posted in mid-January at the same Web site.
Letter of Intent due: January 31, 2002; Formal Proposal due: April 2, 2002.

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