The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) is a web-based system for taking many actions around SC’s portfolio of awards in support of basic research in the physical sciences.

PAMS is not the only information system used to manage SC’s awards. Depending on the nature of your institution and your functional needs, you may also need to:

Users can view current and past Funding Opportunity Announcements and National Laboratory Announcements. Users may submit any required, requested, or optional preproposals or letters of intent (LOIs) in PAMS.

Proposals are submitted in by institutions of higher education and small businesses. DOE National Laboratories and other Federal agencies may be able to submit proposals directly in PAMS. Regardless of where a proposal was submitted, Principal Investigators (PIs) and Sponsored Research Office/Authorizing Official/Business Officials (SRO/AO/BOs) can access and manage their proposals and merit reviews in PAMS.

SC’s community of peer reviewers uses PAMS to access proposals, write evaluations, and submit their reviews to the Government. After recommendations are made, the merit reviews become available in PAMS to the PI and/or SRO.

Once proposals are selected for funding and awards are finalized, the official award documents will be made available in a partner system ( Once an award exists, SROs can submit award modification requests and PIs can submit their progress reports in PAMS.

This wiki serves as a collection of How to Guides to help you navigate through the PAMS system. Whether you are submitting an LOI, proposal, revised budget, or progress report, or attempting to manage users or withdraw a proposal, there are step-by-step guides to assist you.

The PAMS Helpdesk is also available from 9 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at 855-818-1846 (toll-free), 301-903-9610, or

The Introduction to PAMS section contains the following How To Guides:

Additional How To Guides are available from the  left side menu if you select PAMS Help.  You can also use the following links to access additional guides.

The PAMS Help page contains the following information and How To Guides:

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