ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002288: Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned Fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW): Enabling Technologies for Commercially Attractive Fusion Energy

The ARPA-E / SC-FES joint program, GAMOW, supports innovative research and development (R&D) in a range of enabling technologies (beyond confinement plasma physics), defined further below and in Section I.D, required for commercially attractive fusion energy. Key attributes for any commercially attractive energy include economics, safety, reliability/availability/maintainability/inspectability (RAMI), and environmental sustainability. This program prioritizes R&D that will help establish both the technical and commercial viability of a range of fusion enabling technologies (depicted generically in Fig. 1), particularly in (i) all the required technologies and subsystems between the fusion plasma and the balance of plant, and (ii) cost-effective, high-efficiency, high-duty-cycle driver technologies. Applicants should leverage and build on foundational research in fusion materials, fusion nuclear science (FNS), plasma-materials interactions (PMI), and other enabling technologies, and focus on potentially transformative fusion-energy R&D that is informed by market-aware techno-economic analysis (TEA).


  • GAMOW - Modification 02 (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 12:52 PM ET)
  • GAMOW - Modification 03 (Last Updated: 6/19/2020 01:57 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GAMOW CP Phase FOA (Last Updated: 2/12/2020 05:19 PM ET)
  • GAMOW - Modification 01 (Last Updated: 3/19/2020 06:15 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Concept Paper

  • GAMOW - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 2/12/2020 05:36 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Full Application (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:06 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:08 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:09 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:10 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:12 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:12 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:13 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:14 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2020 03:14 PM ET)

Contact Information

    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/10/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/23/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/24/2020 5:00 PM ET – 7/30/2020 5:00 PM ET