Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE proposal resources

Your guide to writing successful DOE proposals

This page is a guide to Department of Energy (DOE) proposals. Established after World War II, the DOE’s Office of Science is the nation’s largest federal sponsor of basic research in physical science and is the leading federal agency that supports energy-related research. funding. DOE funds research through its program offices, such as the Office of Science as well as ARPA-E, EERE, and others.

The links below direct you to specific webpages and resources on DOE’s website or provide access to guides/templates for supplementary documents.

Resources and samples

Grants process overview

Read the DOE’s overview of the application and award processes.

Review DOE website

DOE early career research

Learn more about the Office of Science’s Early Career program.

Learn more


The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) preserves and shares information related to DOE-funded research. Use its search tool to find information about past awards.

Review past awards

Digital data management

This document describes DMP requirements and provide helpful resources for developing one for your proposal.

Download DMP guide

Community Benefits Plan

Learn more about crafting a responsive community benefits plan.

Review CBP guide


Learn more about crafting a Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) plan.

Review PIER Plan guide

Sample proposal documents

Browse our library of sample documents.

Browse samples