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UT Instructions for ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcement

The ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be viewed through DE-FOA-0000065, CFDA Number: 81.135, which is available at: http://arpa-e.energy.gov/apply.html.

Concept Papers are a necessary condition to submitting a full proposal and these papers can be submitted starting May 12 and ending June 2.  Dr. Raymond Orbach (rorbach@earthlink.net ) advised the faculty on Tuesday, May 5 to submit the Concept Papers as close to the initial submit date as possible. The Concept Paper guidelines  describe the expectation that 20% cost sharing will be required for proposals.  The Office of Sponsored Projects is advising that “Since the cost sharing commitments for the Concept Papers are non-binding, we will not require cost sharing documentation at this stage.”  Therefore, there is no need to arrange any cost sharing from your respective colleges/schools.

The Concept Papers must be formally submitted by OSP using FedConnect.  PIs should submit a Proposal Review Form as soon as possible and respect the normal 4 day deadline for submitting the materials that OSP needs for review and to preauthorize.

Also, the PIs will need to sign into the website http://www.arpa-energy.gov/foa/coverpage.html to submit their coversheet for the concept paper. This coversheet will email the PI a control number for them to put on the concept paper. This is on page 14 of the guidelines.