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DOE to Finance Chemistry Software Projects; Chris Fall Quoted

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Chris Fall
Chris Fall Director DOE Office of Science

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to invest $32 million in software research and development supporting chemistry studies. DOE said Monday it will give companies, universities and national laboratories the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary software projects under four-year awards.

Some of the awards may also finance smaller efforts to augment existing software. Chris Fall, who leads DOE’s Office of Science, said the investment will use the supercomputers at national laboratories to expand knowledge on energy-relevant chemical processes.

The department will conduct a peer review to select the awardees and will use $8 million in fiscal 2020 allotments for initial funds. Interested parties may submit pre-applications through Dec. 2nd and final applications through Feb. 8, 2021.