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DOE soliciting input on using DOE user facilities for research questions that underpin COVID-19 response

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Energy (DOE) is taking steps to address COVID-19 and is soliciting ideas about how the Department and the National Laboratories might contribute resources for science and technology efforts and collaborations. The Department is encouraging the scientific community and others to consider research questions that underpin COVID-19 response and is requesting input on strategic, priority research directions that may be undertaken using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure.

More information is available in a Dear Colleague Letter on the DOE website. The Department looks forward to the responses.

The final report of the APS-DPP Community Planning Process, A Community Plan for Fusion Energy and Discovery Plasma Science, is now available on the DPP-CPP website.

This report represents the output of an open and transparent process, in which input was received from town halls, webinars, hundreds of small group discussions among subject matter experts, dedicated workshops, and focus group discussions. A FESAC subcommittee will now start its process in fulfilling the DOE-issued charge for long-range strategic planning of the field.

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By endorsing this plan, you are helping to send a message that we are united in pursuing our shared goals to advance our knowledge of plasma physics and to achieve fusion energy as a power source for the U.S. and the world.

Joint High-Energy-Density-Laboratory Plasma Science Funding Opportunity Announcement

  1. Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0002233
  2. Fiscal Year: 2020
  3. Post Date: 1/16/2020
  4. Close Date: 3/16/2020
  5. Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent (required): 01/30/2020
  6. Submission Deadline for Applications: 03/16/2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time