1) Question: In the Milestone summary table, how are "anticipated date" and "anticipated quarter" different since they both seem to be measured in units of quarters from the project start.
Answer: For this program, DOE has not requested specific dates for milestone completion so please only state the quarter that you will reach each specific milestone. These 2 columns can be condensed into a single column.
2) Question: In the Milestone summary table, what is desired in the verification process column. There is not much room here in this summary form. Could you give me an example?
Answer: Please detail how the verification of the milestone will accomplished including who will make the measurement (3rd party or your lab), what measurement technique or instrument will be used, and what is the specific metric that will be reached.
3) Question: In the review criteria 2: it refers to mid-point deliverables but these are not referenced elsewhere.
Answer: The mid-point deliverables referenced in this criterion refer to go/no-go decisions points. There must be at least one such decision point per year of the project.
4) Question: In the example work breakdown structure, it refers to deliverables as D1, D2, D5. Is there supposed to be a list of deliverables someplace other than in this task summary or task details. Do you want deliverables other than reports and papers? Are deliverables meant for this proposal?
Answer: In the task summary, please indicate how each task supports the specific research milestones. Specific deliverables beyond the financial and technical reporting requirements are not required.