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.

Research Needs Related to Developing Technologies for Advancement of Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-laboratories

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

Research Needs Related to Developing Technologies for Advancement of Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-laboratories: Request for Information.


NOTICE OF INTENT to Issue a Funding Opportunity for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program

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

This program is designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy efficient manufacturing. Selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE National Laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S.


Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine R&D

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

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to seek cost-shared projects for the research of medium and heavy-duty on-road natural gas engines. Specifically, this topic addresses engine efficiency improvements, fuel system enhancements, and emission after-treatment technologies, which are barriers to the adoption of natural gas engine technologies. 

Engine Research

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The goal of the SpecEES program is to enable next-generation wireless communications and networking that are spectrum-efficient, energy-efficient, and secure in a dynamic spectrum environment.

Science Communication

Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles

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

The objective of this FOA is to research technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of fluid power systems for commercial off-road vehicles . Construction, mining, and agriculture equipment represent the majority of fuel consumption in off-road vehicles, and this equipment relies heavily on fluid-power systems (i.e. hydraulics) to actuate most of their functions.

Transportation & Fuels, Industry

2018 Wood Innovations Program Request for Proposals

| Other | Sponsored Research

The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.

This Request for Proposal focuses on the following priorities to:

Energy & Society

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

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

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of DOE resources. NE strives to promote


U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA

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

The U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA solicits an administrator to establish and lead a voluntary consortium of members committed to shared public/private investment in collaborative R&D focused on realizing technology improvements for the offshore wind industry in the U.S.


Advanced Components for 65% Combined-Cycle Efficiency, SCO2 Power Cycles and Advanced Modular Hybrid Heat Engines

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

This FOA is soliciting applications to develop turbine based technology applicable to fossil fuels including coal derived synthesis gas, coal derived hydrogen and natural gas. The turbine based machinery and turbine based subsystems developed through this FOA will have direct application to coal gasification processes where coal derived synthesis gas or hydrogen are produced.

Transportation & Fuels, Engine Research

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