The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced $27 million in funding for the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program. Successful applicants will conduct fundamental science and technology research while providing opportunities for collaboration between the academic community and scientists at the DOE/NNSA laboratories, DOE said, and develop and maintain a long-term recruiting pipeline for DOE/NNSA laboratories.
According to the announcement, research areas of interest are:
- properties of materials under extreme conditions and/or hydrodynamics (condensed matter physics and materials science, and fluid dynamics);
- low-energy nuclear science; and
Pending appropriations, DOE/NNSA said it anticipates a total of $9 million per year to be available. Research grant awards are expected to range from $50,000 to $300,000 per year for up to three years. Cost sharing is not required.
Eligible entities include colleges and universities and nonprofit organizations, including but not limited to independent museums and science centers, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations that are directly associated with the nation’s research or educational activities.
DOE/NNSA said it will accept both new and renewal applications under this announcement. Applications are due Oct. 27, 2014.
To learn more about the SSAA Program or to apply, go to grants.gov and search FON# DE-FOA-0001067.