Funding Opportunities

We regularly maintain this list of federal and non-federal funding opportunities related to energy research. For every opportunity, you will find the title, funding agency, a short description, major application deadline, and a link to the original funding announcement. Researchers can also subscribe to our monthly email newsletter containing the most recent funding opportunities from this list.

Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes

| U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | Sponsored Research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; and more effective education, to name just a few benefits.

Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

| U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | Sponsored Research

The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities.

Economics, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture

Computational Tool Development for Integrative Systems Biology Data Analysis

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Sponsored Research

The research will focus on data from plants and microbes relevant to DOE missions in energy and environment, including laying the scientific groundwork for cost-effective production of biofuels and bioproducts as well as enhancing understanding of the biological dimensions of environmental cleanup, among other topics. 

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Modeling

Aviation-Class Synergistically Cooled Electric-Motors with Integrated Drives (ASCEND) SBIR/STTR

| Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) | Sponsored Research

The ASCEND program supports the development of novel lightweight and ultra-efficient electric motors, drives , and associated thermal management system that will facilitate net-zero carbon emissions in the single-aisle, 150-200 passenger commercial aircraft segment.

Transportation & Fuels, Engine Research, Energy & Society

L’Oréal USA for Women in Science

| Other | Sponsored Research

L’Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to manage the program’s application and peer-review process. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories.

Energy & Society, Environmental Studies

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

Creating solutions to pressing environmental and sustainability challenges will require input and imaginative approaches from various fields, perspectives, and disciplines. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) has identified five critical challenges we must address as a society:

Materials, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture, Water

Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division (ECCS) supports enabling and transformative engineering research at the nano, micro, and macro scales that fuels progress in engineering system applications with high societal impact.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution, Energy & Society

Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management (SMARTFARM)

| Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) | Sponsored Research

The objective of the Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management (SMARTFARM) program is to bridge the data gap in the biofuel supply chain by funding the development of technologies that can replace national averages and emissions factors for feedstock-related emissions with field-level estimates.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Sustainable Agriculture

U.S. Army power sources, power & data distribution and management

| U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) | Sponsored Research

Emerging operational concepts dictate the need for technology to support extended missions without the benefit of re-supply for 72 hours or longer.

Research interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

| U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) | Sponsored Research

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force. Additionally, the office fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. 

Transportation & Fuels