The Department of Energy’s Office of Science recently added a new requirement to their grant solicitation process. As part of its effort to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility of federal funding, the DOE-Office is Science will require grant applicants to submit a plan for Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) as part of their research proposals. Information about PIER Plans can be found here, and an FAQ page can be found here.
The DOE-Office of Science also recently announced awards for the Graduate Student Research Program’s 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle. Awards were granted to 44 graduate students across 36 universities throughout the nation.