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University Training and Research for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management - Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Maureen Davison
Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Original Closing Date: 04/04/2022

This funding opportunity is for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU-OMI) [also known as Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)] Program which is funded under the Crosscutting Research University Training and Research Program. The purpose of the University Training Research (UTR) program is to sustain and achieve a healthy economy, achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goals, and remain competitive internationally. To achieve these goals, the United States will need a highly-skilled workforce, which includes competent and dedicated scientists, engineers, and managers in technical fields. This workforce will need not only knowledge of advanced technology markets, but also knowledge of and sensitivity for culturally diverse customers and business partners. This theme is consistent with the Department of Energy (DOE) Science Education Enhancement Act (42 U.S.C. § 7381) as amended by Sections 1102 and 1105 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which provides the statutory authority for DOE’s HBCU-OMI Research and Development Program (HBCU-OMI Program). Implementation of the HBCU-OMI Program is also supported by DOE’s Strategic Plan and Strategic Plan for Minority Education Programs, both of which promote the DOE’s collaboration with minority serving institutions. The HBCU-OMI Program is, thus, structured to support the mission of DOE. 

Instructions for completing the Grant Application Package are contained in the full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) which can be obtained at: FedConnect.

Modification 000002 was issued to solicit applications for new Areas of Interest: 5, 6, 7a, and 7b; and update the Funding Opportunity Description.

Modification 000003 was issued to solicit applications for new Areas of Interest 8 and 9, and update the Funding Opportunity Description.