This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to utilize 3D printing technologies to develop implantable devices and biodegradable scaffolds for long-term use that will adapt to the needs of growing children. This FOA provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for research planning activities and feasibility studies, followed by a possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase). Transition to the R33 depends on the completion of applicant-defined milestones, as well as program priorities and the availability of funds.
BES solicits applications in two topical areas: 1) novel and innovative methods for characterization, transformation, and separation of nuclear waste; and 2) new materials for long-term storage of nuclear waste, including waste forms. Research related to contaminant fate and transport in subsurface geological environments is outside the scope of this FOA.
The Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its interest in receiving applications in Computational Materials Sciences proposing integrated, multidisciplinary teams that will perform research to develop validated community codes and data bases for predictive design of functional materials, excluding structural materials.