**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


DOE Computational Chemical Sciences Research Solicitation

Program Summary 

The DOE announces its interest in receiving applications from single principal investigators (PIs), small groups (2-3 PIs), and centers (integrated multidisciplinary teams typically from multiple institutions) in Computational Chemical Sciences (CCS). CCS will support efforts to develop validated, public access codes and databases, and research to develop new approaches to enhance the use of large data sets for deriving new fundamental knowledge from calculations and advanced characterization of chemical systems. CCS will continue to support the DOE Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI), which was announced in September 2013. The ECI aims to accelerate the research and development needed to overcome key exascale challenges and maximize benefits of high-performance computing. This FOA continues the BES commitment to ECI by developing open source codes that can take full advantage of today’s petascale and future exascale leadership computing facilities.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 1, 2018

DOE Letter of Intent Deadline: 3:00pm MST May 16, 2018

DOE Application Deadline: 3:00pm MST June 18, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project narrative: include a description of the proposed research and proposed methods of accomplishment.
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/4185


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicant institutions are limited to no more than one Letter of Intent and no more than one application as a lead organization.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $150,000 (award floor) to $2,000,000 (award ceiling)

Number of Awards: 15

Project Period: Up to four years as befitting the project.