DOE cannot predetermine the suitability or viability of an application in advance of the merit review process. It is up to prospective applicants to determine if their project meets the requirements of the FOA.
Please refer to Section I.B - Program Objectives to determine if your project meets the stated objectives of this FOA. The FOA requires that work be carried out at one of the eligible U.S. SC facilities and that applicants have a partner with facility experience. This funding opportunity is aimed at illuminating general knowledge that can advance the state of the art in the field of PV science. Field characterization projects do not qualify unless a modeling component is included.
Please refer to Section III – Eligibility Information to determine whether your organization is eligible to apply.
As per the FOA, an eligible applicant is 1) a legal entity established pursuant to United States Federal or State laws, with operations in the United States or its Territories or; 2) a foreign legal entity having a place of business in the United States or its Territories. An eligible applicant must be able to demonstrate that its use of DOE funds will be in the economic interests of the United States, including, for example; creation of domestic manufacturing capability; use of American products, materials or labor; payment of United States taxes; or the creation of United States technological advancements.