The Department of Energy will earmark up to $100M for projects that aim to expand current understanding of the universe through experimental or theoretical studies about high-energy physics.
DOE said Friday it plans to award funds in the next four years to advance research on dark matter and energy, neutrinos and the Higgs boson.
The department expects research projects to include a neutrino particle experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, LUX-Zeplin dark matter exploration at an underground research facility in South Dakota and proton-proton collision data analysis at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland.
Interested companies, universities and nonprofit organizations can apply for the funding opportunity. Applications are subject to competitive peer review and funding allocations are dependent on congressional appropriations.
High-energy physics work has a key role in scientific talent development and workforce sustainment efforts throughout the country, DOE noted.