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2020 HBCU-OMI Fossil Energy Webinar

2020 HBCU-OMI Fossil Energy Webinar

December 2, 2020


On December 2, 2020, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) hosted a webinar as a part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions Program (HBCU-OMI).

The webinar offers an opportunity to become familiar with NETL, including its mission as the leading national laboratory for FE, and, to gain an in-depth understanding of how to plan, organize, and submit proposals responsive to a set criteria.

In addition to providing information on FE and NETL’s principal lines of research, the webinar focuses on training participants how to prepare a responsive proposal. This training covers the basics of how to link experience and competencies to the topics (also known as Areas of Interest or AOIs), how to critically read a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to maximize an institution’s available array of knowledge, expertise and resources, to how to formulate the actual proposed research to be conducted, and how to maneuver the administrative requirements of doing business with the government.


  • Welcome to the Webinar
    Maria Reidpath, Project Manager, Enabling Technologies and Partnerships 

  • Overview of NETL’s University Training & Research Program
    Sydni Credle, Technology Manager, University Training and Research

  • Doing Business with the Federal Government and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
    Bethan Young, Contract Specialist, Financial Assistance

  • Responding to Areas of Interest (or Topics)
    Mark Render, Project Manager, Enabling Technologies and Partnerships 

  • Questions and Answers