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On June 22, 2022, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) hosted a webinar as a part of the University Training and Research Program (UTR).

The webinar offered an opportunity to become familiar with NETL, including its mission as the leading national laboratory for FECM, and to gain an in-depth understanding of how to plan, organize, and submit proposals responsive to a set criterion.

In addition to providing information on FECM and NETL’s principal lines of research, the webinar focused on providing participants information on how to prepare a responsive proposal. The basics of how to link experience and competencies to the topics (also known as Areas of Interest or AOIs) was covered, as well as how to critically read a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to maximize an institution’s available array of knowledge, expertise, and resources. The webinar also provided information on the formulation of the actual proposed research to be conducted, and how to maneuver the administrative requirements of doing business with the government.


  • Welcome and Introductions
    Sarah Nathan, Project Manager, Integrated Carbon Management Team

  • Overview of NETL’s University Training & Research Program
    Alan Perry, Director, Office of Workforce Management and Administration
    Sandra Penaherrera, Program Manager, Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
    Sydni Credle, Technology Manager, University Training & Research
  • Overview of Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
    Sandra Penaherrera, Program Manager, Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
  • Overview of the HDSTEM Initiative
    Alan Perry, Director, Workforce Management, FECM
  • Doing Business with the Federal Government and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
    Maureen Davison, Grants Management Specialist, Financial Assistance

  • Responding to Areas of Interest (or Topics)
    Heather Hunter, Federal Project Manager, Integrated Carbon Management Team

  • Questions and Answers