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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001184: ACCELERATING LOW-COST PLASMA HEATING AND ASSEMBLY (ALPHA)


ALPHA seeks to develop and demonstrate low-cost tools to aid in the development of fusion power, with a focus on approaches to produce plasmas in the final density range of 1018-1023 ions/cm3 (at Lawson conditions). The program goal is to create a toolset that will allow a significant reduction in facilities costs for fusion development and to enable rapid learning through a high shot rate at a low cost-per-shot, enabling rapid progress along new learning curves towards economical fusion power

Documents

  • ALPHA FOA - Full Application - MOD 04 - 01.22.2015 (Last Updated: 1/22/2015 04:27 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ALPHA FOA - Full Application - MOD 03 - 12.11.14 (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:02 PM ET)
  • ALPHA FOA - Concept Papers - MOD 02 - 09.17.2014 (Last Updated: 9/17/2014 11:33 AM ET)
  • ALPHA FOA - Concept Papers - Mod 01 - 09.08.2014 (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 11:44 AM ET)
  • ALPHA - Concept Paper FOA - 08.28.2014 (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 12:06 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • ALPHA - Concept Paper - Template (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 11:53 AM ET)
  • ALPHA - Concept Paper Summary Slide - Template (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 11:58 AM ET)

Full Application

  • SF- 424 (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:10 PM ET)
  • ALPHA - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:21 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:12 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:12 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:13 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:13 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 04:12 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/14/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/2/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/24/2015 5:00 PM ET – 3/31/2015 5:00 PM ET