Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy

The U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of plant biomass and feedstocks for the production of biofuels and renewable chemical


Applications are sought for research on candidate herbaceous and woody plants with improved resistance/tolerance to disease and disease complexes, and non-food oil seed crops for improved winter cold tolerance/survivability and agronomic traits.

Research to overcome these biological barriers to the low-cost, high-quality, scalable and sustainable production of dedicated bioenergy biomass feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics are encouraged.


Office: Office of Science

Estimated Funding: $4,000,000

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All types of applicants are eligible to apply as the prime applicant or lead institution of a collaborative group, except DOE/NNSA National Laboratories and their Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995.

Eligibility Criteria: All eligible applicants as described in the previous paragraph are invited to submit applications and pre-applications in response to this FOA.

DOE/NNSA National Laboratories and their FFRDC Contractors may submit applications as a part of a collaborative group (but not as the lead institution) in response to this FOA.

Collaborative applications from DOE/NNSA National Laboratories in response to this FOA are limited to filling critical voids in expertise and may request no more than 50 percent of the total funding requested for the collaborative group.

Collaborative applications from other Federal agencies will be accepted in response to this FOA.

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