Applications are requested for systems biology-driven, basic research on the fundamental principles of sustainable bioenergy feedstocks in relationship to their ecosystem context. Proposed projects should be hypothesis-driven and focus on understanding feedstock productivity and the effects of nutrient availability and abiotic stresses (e.g., drought, heat, salt, light, etc.). A deep understanding of these processes and their integration into predictive modeling frameworks will enable the potential development of bioenergy crops that require less agronomic inputs, are tolerant to climatic and environmental stressors, and are resilient and/or adaptable to changing conditions. Species of interest include, but are not limited to, candidate bioenergy crops such as sorghum, energy cane, Miscanthus, switchgrass, Populus, etc., as well as non-food oilseed crops such as Camelina. Field research is encouraged as well as simplified laboratory environments as long as they result in knowledge that can be extrapolated to field settings. [More]
The DOE Office of Science is pleased to announce that the SCGSR program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.Applications are due 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at email@example.com.