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Innovative Fusion Proposals Sought

May 4, 2004

The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced its interest in receiving grant applications for research in innovative approaches to fusion energy sciences. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for renewal or new funding in Fiscal Year 2005 should submit in response to this Notice.

The OFES Innovative Confinement Concepts (ICC) Program has the long-term performance measure of demonstrating enhanced fundamental understanding of magnetic confinement and improved basis for future burning plasma experiments through research on magnetic confinement configuration optimization. The program is focused on resolving key scientific issues and determining the confinement characteristics of a range of attractive confinement configurations (See, for example, the Report of the Integrated Program Planning Activity for the DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Program (IPPA 2000), Report DOE/SC-0028: http://www.ofes.fusion.doe.gov/FusionDocuments/IPPAFinalDec00.pdf

Current emphases of the program include unraveling the physics of high density magnetized plasmas, plasmas with a high degree of self organization, and high-beta plasmas. Research proposals in support of the on-going research in the program or the long-term goal of the program are welcome. Applications for research on the large fusion facilities (DIII-D, Alcator C-Mod, NSTX, MST, NCSX), or initiatives in Inertial Fusion Energy should not be submitted in response to this notice.

To permit timely consideration for awards in FY05, applications submitted in response to this notice must be received by DOE no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, June 10, 2004. Electronic submission of formal applications in PDF format is required.

Further information is posted at:


The URL for applications from the National Labs is: