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FUNDING: Bioimaging Research Approaches for the Bioeconomy and the Environment

December 11, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER), through its Bioimaging Research effort, hereby announces its interest in receiving innovative applications to advance fundamental research or use-inspired technologies of new bioimaging or sensing approaches.

Fundamental research to enhance spatial and temporal resolution, measurement speed, long-term sample stability, selectivity, sensitivity, or chemical specificity of bioimaging technologies is desirable. Proposed research should demonstrate a comparative advantage over state-of-the-art techniques or identify biological characteristics that cannot currently be measured. Quantum-enabled technologies are allowed but not required in this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applications can be submitted under 1 of 2 subtopics:

  1. Novel research concepts proceeding through technical validation that are not required to evaluate new biological hypotheses;
  2. Innovative experimental prototype research proceeding through hypothesis-driven biological experimentation; proposals submitted under this subtopic are encouraged to coordinate with biological collaborators if domain expertise is not in-house.

All applications are expected to describe how, if realized, they would advance biological knowledge of plant and microbial systems relevant to bioeconomy or environmental research in fields of study supported by BER. Please see the funding opportunity for agency contacts, eligibility, and more details.

Funding Announcement Detail

  • Funding Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0003231
  • Funding Announcement: PDF
  • Submission Deadline for Pre-applications: January 9, 2024
  • Pre-application Response Date: January 30, 2024
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: March 5, 2024
  • Technical Contacts: Paul Sammak, paul.sammak@science.doe.gov