MSIPP Research Awards

Competitive Research Awards

The EM MSIPP Research Awards are granted to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to fund STEM research projects that support DOE-EM’s mission. Award recipients are partnered with a DOE National Laboratory to support research activities.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible, an MSI must:

  1. Award bachelor’s degrees in STEM disciplines
  2. Be an accredited postsecondary public or private institution
  3. Be a nonprofit institution
  4. Have enrolled one minority group that constitutes at least 25% of total undergraduate enrollment, or in which all minority students constitute at least 50% of the total undergraduate enrollment.

Research Areas

EM MSIPP Research Awards cover applied research and related activities in STEM that support defined DOE-EM needs in site restoration, deactivation and decommissioning, tank waste and artificial intelligence. A detailed description of the research areas will be included with the Expression of Interest and the Request for Proposal.

Priority AreasSub-Programs
Site RestorationSoil and Groundwater Remediation
Facility Engineering
Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D)Robotics
Tank WasteTank Waste and Waste Processing
Artificial IntelligenceCutting Edge Airborne Methane Detection Technology
Machine Learning

How To Apply

An institution interested in submitting a proposal must respond to the Expression of Interest (EOI) solicitation. Following the review of all EOIs, Request for Proposal (RFP) will be sent to all eligible MSIs. The RFP will contain detailed information regarding the priority research topic areas, proposal requirements, and the application deadline.

To begin the application process, please contact the SRNL EM MSIPP Procurement Representative by email