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Description of Modification
The purpose of this amendment is to notify potential applicants of the change in application due date from September 28, 2012 to October 5, 2012. This amendment also provides notification of the replacement of the language in the Collaboration section of the companion Program Announcement (LAB 12-743).
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Aug 03, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Sep 28, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Oct 05, 2012
Jan 04, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
All types of domestic entities are eligible to apply, except other Federal agencies, 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.
Office of Science
The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for Research and Development (R&D) on alternative methods to produce enriched stable and radioactive isotopes needed for a wide variety of research and applications. The proposed research and development should generate data or lead to new and innovative technologies, or improvements to existing technologies, to foster enhanced production of isotopes that will benefit research and applications in medicine, homeland security, the physical sciences, biological and geological sciences, energy, and industry. Applications proposing novel and effective ways to train and develop personnel with knowledge and skills related to the production, processing, purification, and distribution of enriched stable and radioactive isotopes are encouraged.Proposals submitted by DOE Laboratories to the companion announcement will be evaluated competitively with applications submitted to this FOA. If an applicant proposes to collaborate with one or more DOE Laboratories, a separate proposal must be submitted by each collaborating Laboratory. The narrative in the Laboratory proposal must clearly describe the scope, schedule and budget for the Laboratory work. Both the applicant and the collaborating Laboratory must clearly indicate the linkage between the two proposals in the narrative of their respective applications.NOTE 1: The significant needs for methods of Mo-99 production are recognized. However, development of new production modalities for this isotope is currently being pursued under programs sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Thus, applications exclusively involving proposed modes of Mo-99 production are excluded from this call. Technologies associated with the production and recovery of other isotopes resulting from the fission of uranium, are NOT excluded from this call.NOTE 2: The importance of He-3 to many areas of research and application is clearly recognized. The Department of Energy?s supply of He-3 is also under the purview of NNSA, so applications exclusively involving proposed modes of He-3 production are excluded from this call.Projects under this FOA will be funded under the auspices of the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications Program operating in the Office of Nuclear Physics in the United States Department of Energy?s Office of Science. Contingent upon the availability of FY 2013 appropriated funds, it is anticipated that a total amount of about $2,800,000 will be available under this opportunity. It is anticipated that at least two projects will be selected for funding for FY2013. Furthermore, if a sufficient number of quality applications are received additional applications may be selected for funding to begin in FY2014. In that case, at least two additional awards may be made contingent upon the availability of FY2014 appropriated funds of about $2,800,000. Awardees will be selected guided by a peer review conducted in accordance with 10 CFR Part 605.10. The specific evaluation criteria are presented later in this FOA.The general goal of this funding opportunity is to support efforts that will improve or develop new production and processing techniques of stable and radioactive isotopes in short supply, and to train the next generation workforce involved in the production, processing and distribution of isotopes. In establishing priorities for the program, the Office of Nuclear Physics considers guidance from the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee on Isotopes (NSACI) as documented in the following two reports:Compelling Research Opportunities using Isotopes, NSAC Isotopes Subcommittee, April 23, 2009 (http://science.energy.gov/~/media/np/pdf/NSACI_Final_Report_Charge1.pdf)Isotopes for the Nation's Future A Long Range Plan, NSAC Isotopes Subcommittee, August 27, 2009 (http://science.energy.gov/~/media/np/nsac/pdf/docs/nsaci_ii_report.pdf)Other background information pertinent to the purposes of this FOA may be found in:The Frontiers of Nuclear Science?a Long Range Plan, DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, December, 2007 (http://science.energy.gov/~/media/np/nsac/pdf/docs/nuclear_science_low_res.pdf)Workshop on the Nation?s Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future, August, 2008 (http://science.energy.gov/~/media/np/pdf/program/docs/workshop_report_final.pdf)Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation, National Academy of Sciences (2007), National Academies Press (http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Advancing-Nuclear-Medicine-Through-Innovation-2007/11985)
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