Answer 1. As stated in: SECTION IV – APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION, B Concept Papers – Content and Form, 2. Concept Paper Narrative File, The Concept Paper should identify task, and provide a clear, concise statement of the specific objectives, primary approaches, and expected outcomes and impacts of the proposed project. The Concept Paper should include a description of the proposed project areas and activities, as well as a description of the current targeted markets and how the proposed efforts are expected to impact these markets. The Concept Paper should also include a description of the intended partnerships and collaboration opportunities. Finally, the Concept Paper should address each of the Merit Review Criteria for Concept Papers listed in Section V, A.1. It must provide sufficient information that reviewers will be able to evaluate the technical merits of the Concept Paper in accordance with these merit review criteria.
SECTION IV – APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION, C Full Application – Content and Form, 2. Project Summary/Abstract File The project summary/abstract must contain a summary of the proposed activity suitable for dissemination to the public. It should be a self-contained document that identifies the name of the applicant, the project director/principal investigator(s), the project title, the objectives of the project, a description of the project, including methods to be employed, the potential impact of the project (i.e., benefits, outcomes), and major participants (for collaborative projects).
Applicants must have submitted a Concept Paper by the required due date, passed the Concept Paper initial compliance review, and received DOE feedback to be eligible to submit a Full Application.
Answer 2: The funding available for FOA0000697 is $750,000 over a two-year period. DOE expects to make 1-3 awards ranging between $0 - $750,000 for Tasks 1 and 2.
Answer 3: If the Concept Paper meets the requirement as stated in: SECTION IV – APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION, B Concept Papers – Content and Form, 2. Concept Paper Narrative File, (3-page limit), The Concept Paper must not exceed 3 pages, including cover page, charts, graphs, maps, and photographs when printed using standard 8.5” by 11” paper with 1 inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right), single spaced. EVALUATORS WILL REVIEW ONLY THE NUMBER OF PAGES SPECIFIED IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE.
Answer 4: Questions regarding Full Applications will be addressed after the Concept Papers FOA closes and DOE has provided feedback on the initial Concept Papers.