Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Magnetic Fusion Energy Science

Mar 15, 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $30 million in available funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at international fusion facilities. The research must be conducted by U.S. scientists at existing international fusion facilities—formally known as tokamaks—in countries that have existing bilateral agreements with the U.S., such as the European Union and South Korea.

“Research on tokamaks in the European Union and Asia leverages progress made using domestic facilities and allows the U.S. fusion program to gain the knowledge needed to operate long-duration plasma discharges in future fusion energy devices,” said James Van Dam, DOE Acting Associate Director of Science for Fusion Energy Sciences. “U.S. scientists and engineers are working closely with research laboratories overseas to make optimal use of fusion facilities that can take decades to design, construct, and commission.”

Awards are for three-year projects, to be selected by peer review. They will support both multiple and individual institution research teams, with the goal of advancing the physics and technology of tokamak operation through bilateral research on facilities with capabilities that exceed those available in the U.S. Pre-applications are due by 5pm EST on April 1. Final applications are due by 5pm on May 1 EST.

To view the funding opportunity announcement, click here: https://bit.ly/2XSPWfj