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.

Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Announcement

BENEFIT 2018 focuses on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation’s buildings and facilitate interaction with the electricity grid. Under this funding opportunity, BTO is interested in six topic areas:

Topic 1: Advanced Separation Technologies for Building Energy Efficiency

Electricity Systems, Building Efficiency

Fiscal Year 2018 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Announcement

To support U.S. economic growth and offer consumers and businesses additional transportation choices, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Vehicle Technologies Office invests in early-stage research to enable future private-sector development and commercialization of affordable, energy-efficient transportation technologies that can strengthen our energy security.

Electricity Systems, Materials, Storage, Industry

Bioenergy Engineering for Product Synthesis

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance to address gaps in current research and development (R&D) which hinder better utilizing waste streams (e.g.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Plant Deconstruction, Plant Genetics & Breeding, Industry

Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems

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

BETO’s mission is to accelerate the development of a bioeconomy that can strengthen U.S. energy security, economic viability , and environmental quality. Since 2009, BETO has used its statutory authority under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, §932(c) to implement an algal biofuels program: the Advanced Algal Systems (AAS) Program (also called the Algae Program and the Program).

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Process Development for Advance Biofuels and Biopower

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

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify, evaluate, and select applications proposing research, development and execution plans to test engineering principles and unit operations for the production and testing of Drop-in Renewable Jet Fuel Blendstocks and Drop-In Renewable Diesel Fuel Blendstocks from eligible feedstocks.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Engine Research, Plant Deconstruction

Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops (ASEC)

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance to accelerate research and development related to the production of affordable and sustainable non-food energy crops that can be used as feedstocks for the production of price-competitive biofuels and bioproducts.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts

Dairy and Livestock Subgroup #3 (RFI)

| Other | Request for Information

 The RFI submissions will be pre-screened for completeness and appropriate content. Submissions that pass the pre-screening process will be reviewed by Subgroup #3 committee members using the following evaluation criteria:

Environmental Studies, Industry

U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards

| Other | Sponsored Research

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. The Knowledge Initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Environmental Studies

Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination 

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | NOI

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in research and development (R&D) as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) broad portfolio approach to addressing our Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.

This FOA announces DOE’s intent to support marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) research and development projects in three Topic Areas:

Electricity Systems, Environmental Studies, Water

Developing Technologies for Advancement of Associated Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-Laboratories

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

The United States Department of Energy Carbon Storage Program Storage Infrastructure Technology Area supports research to develop technologies focused on field laboratory studies, including regional characterization and field validation testing of technologies, to demonstrate that different storage complexes in various geologic settings, distributed over different geographic regions, both onsho

Electricity Systems, Storage