The DOE Isotope Program (IP), managed by SC Nuclear Physics (NP), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for Research and Development (R&D) on novel methods to produce or improve production radioactive or enriched stable isotopes needed for a wide variety of research and applications.
announcement is administered under the NP Isotope Development & Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA) Sub-Program.
The proposed R&D should generate data relevant to isotope production or lead to new and innovative technologies, or improvements to existing technologies to foster enhanced production of isotopes.
Successful proposals will clearly describe how the outcome of the proposed work would support and enhance the production of isotopes used for research and applications in medicine, homeland security, the physical sciences, biological and geological sciences, energy, industry, etc.
Applications incorporating effective ways to train personnel with essential knowledge and skills related to the production, processing, purification, and distribution of enriched stable and radioactive isotopes are strongly encouraged.
A companion Program Announcement to DOE National Laboratories (LAB-1896) will be posted on the SC Grants and Contracts web site at:
Applications submitted to this FOA will be evaluated by peer review competitively with those submitted to the Laboratory companion announcement.