Today at Berkeley Lab

Proposals for DOE Early Career Funding Now Open; Town Hall on Aug. 20

What would you do if you were entrusted with $2.5 million for research over five years to pursue your ideas that could advance energy sciences? For starters, you’d think big. Maybe you’d look at collaborating across disciplines. Or you’d consider the state of your field and propose the perfect project to take it to the next level, or even send it off in new directions.

To help give early career researchers the space to create and act on a visionary idea, the DOE launched the Early Career Research Program in 2009, with great success. This year’s funding announcement is now available on the DOE’s Early Career Research Program site. For an overview of the award, and some great proposal-writing strategies, visit Berkeley Lab’s *new* ECRP website.

For a chance to hear from past LBNL ECRP award winners, join us for the next Town Hall on Aug. 20, 2014, from 10-11:30 am in Perseverance Hall. Director Paul Alivisatos will host a discussion with past ECRP winners about tips for successful proposal development (and pitfalls to avoid), insights into what the DOE and the reviewers look for, how to frame your research and more.