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. 

WARF Accelerator Big Data Challenge Grant

| | Sponsored Research

Taking “Big Data” and turning it into actionable information is crucial to many applications yet can be a technical and practical hurdle. Ideal projects may be related to novel techniques to make large data sets useful including algorithms, software and/or hardware.

Modeling

Energy Storage Innovations Prize

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

Competitors will propose innovative or emerging technology solutions for grid-scale energy storage. This prize aims to gain insight on emerging energy storage technologies to incentivize creativity and innovation that expand beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Electricity Systems, Storage, Industry

Consent-Based Siting

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

Through the selection of multiple geographically diverse awardees, this FOA will provide resources to communities within the continental United States interested in learning more about consent-based siting, management of spent nuclear fuel, and interim storage facility siting considerations.

Nuclear, Storage, Energy & Society

RFI: Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring

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

The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding a potential new mooring and anchoring R&D program as well as the process and structure of a potential DOE award opportunity to fund research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities on floating offshore wind substructure mooring systems, materials, and components, in accordance with section 41007(b)(1) of the Inf

Materials, Wind

RFI: Improving Cybersecurity Posture of Rural and Municipal Utilities

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

The goal of the Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant and Technical Assistance (RMUC) Program is to enhance the security posture of rural, municipal, and small investor-owned electric utilities through investments in operational capabilities, services, technology deployments, and increased participation in threat intelligence information sharing programs.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution

Understanding and Control of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Air Emissions

| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Sponsored Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), as part of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and in collaboration with the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) research program, is seeking applications proposing research on municipal solid waste landfill air emissions.

Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Policy & Regulation

Advancing Scientific Frontiers

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

This funding will advance the priorities of DOE’s Office of Science and its major programs, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. 

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Geothermal, Nuclear, Modeling

NOI: Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. Direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide from domestic sources in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Storage, Supercritical Fluids

NOI: High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Fall Solicitation

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

HPC4EI programs provide access to national laboratory supercomputing resources, including expertise for high performance computing projects, to reduce carbon emissions, improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies.

Industry

NOI: FY22 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies—Building Technologies Office Multi-topic

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

This funding opportunity supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) Next Generation Materials and Manufacturing, 2) Secure and Sustainable Materials, and 3) Energy Technology Manufacturing and Workforce Development.

Materials, Industry