Stewardship Science Grant Program

(1) To grow the U.S.

scientific community through university involvement in areas of fundamental science and technology relevant to stockpile stewardship; (2) to promote and sustain scientific interactions between the academic community and scientists at the NNSA laboratories; (3) to train scientists

credit:
in specific areas of long-term research relevant to stockpile stewardship; (4) to increase the availability of unique experimental facilities sited at NNSA's laboratories to the academic community, particularly for collaborations in areas of relevance to stockpile stewardship; and (5) to develop and maintain a long-term recruiting pipeline to NNSA's laboratories by increasing the visibility of NNSA's Defense Program's scientific activities to the U.S.

faculty and student communities.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven High-Energy-Density Plasmas; University of Texas Center for High Energy Density Science; A Center of Excellence for High Pressure Science and Technology; Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science; University of Tennessee Radiochemistry Center of Excellence; High Pressure Science and Engineering Center; Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center -A Center of Excellence for High Pressure Science and Technology.

Fiscal Year 2017: Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven High-Energy-Density Plasmas; University of Texas Center for High Energy Density Science; A Center of Excellence for High Pressure Science and Technology; Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science; University of Tennessee Radiochemistry Center of Excellence; High Pressure Science and Engineering Center; Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center -A Center of Excellence for High Pressure Science and Technology.

Fiscal Year 2018: Center of Excellence for Pulsed Power-Driven High Energy Density Science; Actinide Center of Excellence; Pulsed Laser Techniques Applied to Rare Isotopes; Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections on Iron, Silicon, and Carbon; Radiation from High Energy Density Pulsed Power Plasmas and Applications; Investigation of the Turbulent Mixing in a Twice-Shocked Interface.


Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Rochester $ 173,627   2019-09-012022-08-31
University Of Wisconsin System $ 749,990   2019-09-012022-08-31
Georgia Tech Research Corporation $ 250,000   2019-07-312022-07-30
University Of New Mexico $ 150,000   2019-07-092022-07-08
President And Fellows Of Harvard College $ 250,000   2019-07-012022-06-30
University Of Arizona $ 275,000   2019-06-152022-06-14
Washington University, The $ 250,000   2019-06-152022-06-14
University Of Tennessee $ 275,000   2019-06-032022-06-02
Johns Hopkins University, The $ 250,000   2019-06-012022-05-31
Washington State University $ 225,000   2019-06-012022-05-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The research supported helps to increase U.S. efforts in physical science relevant to stockpile stewardship and trains future scientific talent in these areas. Results and accomplishments of basic research performed under these programs are reported in open scientific literature. University research programs supported graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who assist principal investigators with research programs. Some students and postdoctoral researchers have gone on to work at the national laboratories. Fiscal Year 2017: The research supported helps to increase U.S. efforts in physical science relevant to stockpile stewardship and trains future scientific talent in these areas. Results and accomplishments of basic research performed under these programs are reported in open scientific literature. University research programs often support graduate students who assist principal investigators with research programs, and upon graduation some go on to work at the national laboratories. Fiscal Year 2018: The research supported helps to increase U.S. efforts in physical science relevant to stockpile stewardship and trains future scientific talent in these areas. Results and accomplishments of basic research performed under these programs are reported in open scientific literature. University research programs often support graduate students who assist principal investigators with research programs, and upon graduation some go on to work at the national laboratories.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial support in whole or in part may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments.

Funding is provided for basic and applied research in the field of physical science in support of the DOE stockpile stewardship program.

Restrictions on use of funds depend on grant provisions.

Funding is provided for the purpose of exploring an idea that does not unnecessarily duplicate work already in progress or contemplated by DOE, is not already known to DOE, or has previously unrecognized merit.

Some solicitations are open to institutions of higher education only.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Some solicitations are open to institutions of higher education only and others include nonprofit organizations and for profit commercial organizations.

See individual funding opportunity announcements for details on eligibility.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Depending upon the eligibility requirements of the individual solicitation, U.S. public and private institutions of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations and for profit commercial organizations will benefit. The Federal government will also benefit from the research of these grants.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposals should be submitted as specified in the funding opportunity announcement posted at http://www.grants.gov/.

Award Procedures

Applications will receive an administrative screening to determine if they are complete and in compliance with the terms of the solicitation. Proposals will be screened for stewardship relevance and then reviewed for scientific and technical merit by qualified individuals. The review and selection process for each funding opportunity are included in the solicitation. Decisions to approve are made by a Headquarters program official within the Program Office. Selected proposals will be forwarded to the NNSA Albuquerque Complex for grant development, negotiation, and award.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Section 31, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2051; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title 1, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C. 5817; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Proposals for renewal are subject to review and acceptance by the Program Office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally, grants are approved for two-year or three-year project periods and funded one year at a time. Depending upon specific circumstances, grant project periods may range from one year to five years, at the discretion of the program office. Cooperative Agreements typically have five-year project periods and are funded one year at a time. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The NNSA Albuquerque Complex will make determination of method of funding release at the time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

SF425 quarterly.

Progress Reports annually.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is required for Cooperative Agreements.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Recipient is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0240-0-1-053.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $110,269,150; FY 17 est $112,000,000; and FY 18 est $112,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

grants $50,000 - $750,000 per year Cooperative agreements $1,000,000-$68,000,000 per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200, Federal Statutes, OMB Circulars, and other Government-wide guidance implementing 2 CFR 200, DOE Acquisition Policy and Guidance, DOE Guide to Financial Assistance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Terri Lynn Stone 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, Maryland 20874 Email: terri.stone@nnsa.doe.gov Phone: 3019037423

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1) Alignment with the areas of technical scope; (2) Scientific/technical merit of the project, including innovativeness and originality; (3) Expected impact on the area of technical scope addressed; (4) Consistency with the objective of this academic alliances program to focus on advanced experimental investigations; (5) Qualifications of the Applicant's personnel and adequacy of proposed resources; (6) Feasibility of plans for carrying out the proposed research, considering such factors as: appropriateness of the technical method and approach, facility compatibility, other commitments, competition and timing; (7) For projects currently receiving funding under this program, the scientific impact of recent results and accomplishments; (8) Level of interaction with NNSA/DP laboratory personnel and the potential to train students in scientific areas defined by the technical scope in order to build a long-term recruiting pool for the NNSA/DP laboratory complex. Generally, a higher degree of interaction both quantitatively and qualitatively is considered desirable; (9) Leverage provided by cost sharing with other funding sources.



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