Amendment 000002: Extended the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to 6/24/14 5:00 PM ET. Added a sentence under Section I. C. Funding Opportunity Announcement Goals, stating DOE funds cannot be used for fellowship or scholarship programs. Revised the length of Reply to Reviewer Comments under Section IV. F. Amendment 000001: Added Teaming Partner List to the Executive Summary and to the end of Section I.B. Also clarified the compliance criteria for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections III.C.1.i and III.C.1.ii respectively and content requirements for Concept Papers and Full Applications in Sections IV.C.1, IV.D.1, and V.A.1 and V.A.2. Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of EERE seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites Materials and Structures that will support U.S. prosperity and security; and contribute to the creation of the pilot National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The vision for the Institute is to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
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