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.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Solicitation

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

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Solicitation 2. Applications are due November 14, 2019.

Energy & Society

Call for Proposals to Address Challenges in Plastics Recycling

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $12 million funding opportunity for new projects to support research and development (R&D) and education and workforce development that will enable U.S. manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics and other materials.

Materials, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies

ESTCP Supplemental Solicitations

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

The Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is seeking proposals for the demonstration and validation of environmentally sustainable technologies or methodologies for cleaning firefighting delivery systems in aircraft hangars or on firefighting vehicles that have contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-based firefighting foams as cand

Building Efficiency, Energy & Society

Zurich Innovation Championship 2020

| | Other

Zurich is launching its second Innovation Championship. Are you a startup or entrepreneur with bold thinking and groundbreaking ideas that can help us protect the next generation? This is your chance to join our second installment of our global startup tournament, this year with the theme “Protecting the Next Generation.”

Energy & Society, Industry, Spinoffs

Biotechnologies to Ensure a Robust Mineral Supply Chain for Clean Energy

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Request for Information

This is a Request for Information only. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance. The purpose of this RFI it to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible formulation of future programs.

Materials, Energy & Society

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Request for Information

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about the integration of advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) and thermal energy storage with concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP).

Solar, Storage, Supercritical Fluids

Solicitation on topics informing new program areas

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

ARPA-E will provide financial support to teams that include production farms that could market directly to ethanol and other biofuel producers to develop datasets of current production inputs (e.g. fertilizer, chemicals, fuel) and outcomes (e.g. yield, emissions, water quality) in a commercial production environment.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Economics, Sustainable Agriculture, Modeling

Building Technologies: Lighting R&D Opportunities

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Request for Information

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE Lighting Research & Development (R&D) portfolio. The purpose of issuing this RFI is to better understand how lighting research goals can be refined to reflect evolving technology needs and to inform related R&D technologies.

Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

FAA aviation research and development grants

| U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) | Sponsored Research

The FAA is soliciting proposals for research grants and cooperative agreements to pursue the long-term growth and short-term technical needs of civil aviation.In order to streamline the application process, it is recommended that all prospective grantees submit a white paper (letter of intent) for agency technical review before complete proposal submission.

Transportation & Fuels

U.S. Bank Cleantech Inclusion Award

| | Other

Clean Energy Trust and U.S. Bank are on a mission to support underserved and underrepresented cleantech entrepreneurs. The U.S. Bank Cleantech Inclusion Award is a grant awarded to entrepreneurs who are female and/or people of color and who are building innovative companies that benefit the environment, create jobs, and drive economic development.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Building Efficiency, Energy & Society, Economics, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture, Industry