Management of Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) and Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF) Programs

Funding Opportunity ID: 316079
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002017
Opportunity Title: Management of Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) and Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF) Programs
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.112
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: In accordance with 2 CFR 910.126(b), eligibility for award is restricted to: 1. All types of domestic entities, except other Federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, and non-profit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. 2. U.S. Persons. A “U.S. Person” is defined as an individual that is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. a.The Project Director for this award must be a U.S. Person. b. All PhD students awarded a Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) must be a U.S. Person. 3. U.S. Citizens. All PhD students awarded a Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF) must be U.S. Citizens. 4. Fellows must be PhD students in a scientific or engineering field related to stewardship science.
Agency Code: DOE-NNSA
Agency Name: Department of Energy
Posted Date: May 17, 2019
Close Date: Aug 15, 2019 Application deadline is August 15, 2019; 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
Last Updated Date: Jun 07, 2019
Award Ceiling: $22,000,000
Award Floor: $12,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $22,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Defense Programs’ Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), directs research and development activities to maintain the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. This nuclear deterrent remains a vital part of our national security infrastructure. It maintains strategic stability, deters potential adversaries, and reassures our allies and partners of our security commitments. Since 1992, the United States has observed the moratorium on underground nuclear testing while significantly decreasing the size of its nuclear arsenal. National Policy required NNSA and its weapons laboratories to institute the science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the stockpile, while allowing the country to pursue a variety of nonproliferation and disarmament goals. The SSP combines sophisticated experiments, highly accurate physics modeling, and improved computational power to simulate and predict nuclear weapon performance over a wide range of conditions and scenarios. In part to provide the next generation of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to support the SSP, the NNSA has been investing in the education of PhD students in pursuit of PhD’s involved in specific scientific fields of importance. In particular, the NNSA has established the Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) and the Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF) outlined below. The Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation announces their interest in receiving applications from organizations (as captured in Section III; Eligibility Information) to lead, manage, and administer the two fellowship programs (SSGF & LRGF) for the next five years. This role involves sustaining and enhancing the strengths of the existing programs and the continual development of both programs to support the objectives of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Update to the Estimated Total Program Funding and Award Ceiling. Accordingly, Section II.B., C., and E. on page 11 of the full announcement have been updated.

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