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.

Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science

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

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving new or renewal grant applications for theoretical and computational research relevant to the U.S. magnetic fusion energy sciences program.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

Collaborative Research on International and Domestic Spherical Tokamaks

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

The major investments made to upgrade the MAST-U and NSTX-U facilities were strongly motivated by an important observation identified in both machines, which showed that energy confinement in spherical tokamaks may scale more favorable than for conventional aspect ratio tokamaks as collisionality is reduced.

Electricity Systems

Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation (INTEGRATE)

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

The objective of the INTEGRATE Program is to reduce the cost and increase the primary energy efficiency associated with the provision of electric power to commercial and industrial end users. In this program, ARPA-E seeks to develop natural gas-fueled distributed electric generation systems that offer fuel to electric power conversion efficiencies in excess of 70%.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution

Operations Engineering

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Operations Engineering (OE) program supports fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments.  Analytical methods include, but are not limited to, deterministic and stochastic modeling, optimization, decision and risk analysis, data science, and simulation.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Modeling

Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program

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

The mission of the DIII-D program is to establish the scientific basis for the optimization of the tokamak approach to fusion energy production. The primary means to accomplish this mission is research utilizing the DIII-D tokamak to develop the ultimate potential of the tokamak concept as a magnetic confinement system.

Transportation & Fuels, Energy & Society

Call For Abstracts

| Other | Workshop

The SMU Geothermal Lab invites you to submit an abstract for our upcoming conference, Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications, January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas. 

Electricity Systems, Geothermal

Energy for Sustainability

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Energy for Sustainability program is part of the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which includes also 1) Catalysis; 2) Process Separations; and 3) Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Storage

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The NSF Engineering and Geosciences Directorates (ENG and GEO) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Engineering and Material Sciences (DEMS) and Department of Geosciences are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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

Held February 27, 2017 through March 1, 2017 in National Harbor, Md.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society, Industry

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory - Innovative Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Initiatives (CERL - 4)

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

Proposals are sought which address the need for improved energy efficiency and improved energy security by federal, state, and private sector energy users. Federal agencies are required to meet stringent energy efficiency targets mandated by Executive Order.

Electricity Systems, Geothermal, Solar, Storage, Wind