BAPVC Request for Proposals

New High-Impact Concepts in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Module Packaging

Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have been asked if National Laboratories of the Department of Energy can participate as sub-tier awardees under the award to an educational institution.

Yes. In fact eligibility for awards requires participation by a partner from a National Laboratory of the Department of Energy. The RFP states: "Investigators from all domestic educational institutions are eligible to respond. Proposed budgets should include amounts requested for both the educational institution and lab capabilities use. Other entities including for-profit or nonprofit entities, FFRDCs, state or local government entities are not eligible to apply for funding." Only domestic educational institutions may apply. FFRDC's may participate in the application from an educational institution. FFRDC's may not apply independently nor lead the application with an eligible respondent.