Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches through Collaboration Between NSF and the DOE BETO-Funded Agile BioFoundry
The Agile BioFoundry (ABF), a biomanufacturing consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund new research. This new funding opportunity is entitled “Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches through Collaboration Between NSF and the DOE BETO-Funded Agile BioFoundry.”
The goal of the funding opportunity is to accelerate innovation and adopt new biomanufacturing approaches. Proposals must utilize the Design-Build-Test-Learn platform of the ABF, which unites national laboratory facilities to help bioproducts from design to market with improved economic feasibility and minimized environmental impact. The world-class ABF platform helps translate technology from the laboratory to industrial-scale with integrated bioreactor cultivation equipment to help researchers better understand the fermentation, purification, and downstream recovery processes.
Proposals are sought from higher education institutions and nonprofit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies, and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
Inclusion of voluntarily committed cost sharing is prohibited.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 per selected project. Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 8
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due by April 4, 2022. April 04, 2022; March 15, 2023; and
March 15, Annually Thereafter