Slots: An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each of
the six subtopic Areas (i.e. Topic Areas 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 3a) of this FOA.
Internal Deadline: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, 5pm PT
LOI: September 10, 2021, 5pm ET
External Deadline: November 5, 2021, 5pm PET
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 17-30
Anticipated Amount: Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $4,000,000 depending on topic area, as outlined in the table below
Link to Award:
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
AMO supports innovative, advanced-manufacturing applied R&D projects that focus on specific, high-impact manufacturing technology and process challenges. AMO invests in foundational, energy-related, advanced-manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). The competitively selected projects from this FOA will focus on developing next-generation manufacturing processes, materials, and information technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in energy-intensive and energydependent processes, and facilitate the transition of emerging, cost-competitive energy technologies to domestic production. AMO’s strategic goals supported by this FOA are to: • Improve the productivity and energy efficiency of U.S. manufacturing • Reduce lifecycle energy and resource impacts of manufactured goods • Leverage diverse domestic energy resources in U.S. manufacturing, while strengthening environmental stewardship • Transition DOE supported innovative technologies and practices into U.S. manufacturing capabilities • Strengthen and advance the U.S. manufacturing workforce, providing the opportunity for good-paying careers in the manufacturing sector • Accelerate the deployment of emerging and transformative technologies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector by 2050
Topic Area 1: Manufacturing Process Innovation
Topic Area 1a: Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes
Topic Area 1b: Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components
Topic Area 1c: Sustainable Chemistry Practices in Manufacturing
Topic Area 2: Advanced Materials Manufacturing
Topic Area 2a: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions
Topic Area 2b: Development of Aluminum-Cerium (Al-Ce) Alloys and Processing to Enable Increased Energy Efficiency in Aerospace Applications
Topic Area 3: Energy Systems
Topic Area 3a: Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries
Budgetary Requirements: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.