Applicant: The entity that submits the application to ARPA-E. In the case of a Project Team, the Applicant is the lead organization listed on the application.
Application: The entire submission received by ARPA-E, including the Concept Paper, Full Application, and Reply to Reviewer Comments.
ARPA-E: is the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.
Cost Sharing: is the portion of project costs from non-Federal sources that are borne by the Prime Recipient (or non-Federal third parties on behalf of the Prime Recipient), rather than by the Federal Government.
Deliverable: A deliverable is the quantifiable goods or services that will be provided upon the successful completion of a project task or sub-task.
DOE: U.S. Department of Energy.
DOE/NNSA: U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration
FFRDCs: Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
FOA: Funding Opportunity Announcement.
GOCOs: U.S. Government Owned, Contractor Operated laboratories.
GOGOs: U.S. Government Owned, Government Operated laboratories.
Milestone: A milestone is the tangible, observable measurement that will be provided upon the successful completion of a project task or sub-task.
Prime Recipient: The signatory to the funding agreement with ARPA-E.
PI: Principal Investigator.
Project Team: A Project Team consists of the Prime Recipient, Subrecipients, and others performing inventive supportive work that is part of an ARPA-E project.
Standalone Applicant: An Applicant that applies for funding on its own, not as part of a Project Team.
Subject Invention: Any invention conceived or first actually reduced to practice under an ARPA-E funding agreement.
Task: A task is an operation or segment of the work plan that requires both effort and resources. Each task (or sub-task) is connected to the overall objective of the project, via the achievement of a milestone or a deliverable.
Total Project Cost: The sum of the Prime Recipient share and the Federal Government share of total allowable costs. The Federal Government share generally includes costs incurred by GOGOs, FFRDCs, and GOCOs.
TT&O: Technology Transfer and Outreach. (See Section IV.G.8 of the FOA for more information).