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New SC Requirement for Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) Plan

Beginning in FY 2023, all Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science  (SC) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and DOE National Lab Announcements and other funding solicitations will require applicants to submit a Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) Plan as an appendix to their proposal narrative. PIER Plans should describe the activities and strategies applicants will incorporate to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in their research projects. PIER Plans will be evaluated as part of the merit review process and will be used to inform funding decisions.

Interagency Formats for Current and Pending* Support and Biographical Sketches

Interagency common instructions for preparing current and pending support and biographical
sketches are being developed. The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) system will be updated to support the forthcoming common instructions and formats. The fillable PDFs at may not be available in the future. When interagency common formats and instructions are promulgated, their use will be required. DOE Office of Science (SC) strongly encourages all researchers to use the online SciENcv system to ensure that their documents are prepared in the appropriate format with the least inconvenience. 

*Current and Pending support is intended to allow the identification of potential duplication, overcommitment, potential conflicts of interest or commitment, and all other sources of support.  The PI and each senior/key person at the prime applicant and any proposed subaward must provide a list of all sponsored activities, awards, and appointments, whether paid or unpaid; provided as a gift with terms or conditions or provided as a gift without terms or conditions; fulltime, part-time, or voluntary; faculty, visiting, adjunct, or honorary; cash or in-kind; foreign or domestic; governmental or private-sector; directly supporting the individual’s research or indirectly supporting the individual by supporting students, research staff, space, equipment, or other research expenses. All foreign government-sponsored talent recruitment programs must be identified in current and pending support.