2021 Directed Funding Opportunity – Agile BioFoundry



This funding opportunity provides resources for partners to collaborate with ABF’s investigators for developing novel microbial hosts, augmenting titer, rate and yield of bioproducts, and creating new capabilities and approaches to improve the Design-Build-Test-Learn biomanufacturing cycle.

Proposals will leverage the consortium’s world-class capabilities to address challenges in biomanufacturing, as identified by the successful applicants from industry and academia.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) for industry and academic partners to utilize ABF capabilities.

This opportunity funds competitively-selected Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) between BETO laboratory consortia and partners from industry and academia.

Up to $4 million will be available for this call. We anticipate that approximately five projects will be selected with a project duration of up to two years.

Refer to the Agile BioFoundry FY21 Directed Funding Assistance Info and Instructions document for complete details, submission deadlines, and proposal template. Each applicant is required to submit a brief project abstract and subsequently participate in a conference call with the ABF team, ahead of submitting an application.

As an initial step in the application process, applicants are required to offer a brief description of your potential project via this form by Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5 p.m. PSTEach applicant must participate in a 30 minute discussion with ABF’s principal investigators. Contact us at info@agilebiofoundry.org for any inquiries about this opportunity.

Proposals must be received no later than Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST