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. 

Energy Frontier Research Centers

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

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) program and encourages both new and renewal proposals.

Transportation & Fuels, Materials, Storage

The U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech Inclusion Award

| Other | Other

The U.S. Bank Foundation 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. Recipients of the Cleantech Inclusion Award receive a non-recourse grant of $25,000, 12-months of business mentorship from U.S.

Industry, Spinoffs

The Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award

| Other | Other

Evergreen Climate Innovations works with Nicor Gas to support entrepreneurs who are making a positive environmental impact throughout Illinois. Recipients of the Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award receive a non-recourse grant of $25,000, 12-months of business mentorship from Nicor Gas and Evergreen Climate Innovations, and heightened exposure to both investors and potential customers.

Industry, Spinoffs

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

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

DOE aims to fund organizations for ongoing and/or proposed activities related to climate and clean energy that support, build trust, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with disadvantaged communities.

Environmental Studies

Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory

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

DOE announced $8 million for theoretical research in nuclear interactions, nucleon structure, and properties of nuclei and nuclear matter via collaborations that bring together leading nuclear scientists to address well-defined topical areas. Applications are open to all U.S.


Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches through Collaboration Between NSF and the DOE BETO funded Agile BioFoundry

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recognize the critical roles that synthetic and engineering biology play in advancing the U.S. Bioeconomy. To translate advances in synthetic and engineering biology into products and processes that will impact the U.S.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts

U.S. Military Academy Broad Agency Sustainability and Energy Resilience Research

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

The USMA BAA seeks proposals for research based on numerous campaigns including Energy and Sustainability; Materials, Measurements, and Facilities; and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Quantum Technologies.

Materials, Energy & Society, Modeling