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.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

Humanity depends upon the Earth's physical resources and natural systems for food, energy, and water (FEW).  However, both the physical resources and the FEW systems are under increasing stress.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society, Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

| U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | Sponsored Research

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges.

Transportation & Fuels, Sustainable Agriculture

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program supports innovative research on novel devices based on the principles of electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, opto- and electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena.

Electricity Systems

Electrochemical Systems

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

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

Transportation & Fuels

Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

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. Army power sources, power & data distribution and management

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

Emerging operational concepts dictate the need for technology to support extended missions without the benefit of re-supply for 72 hours or longer.

Research interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force. Additionally, the office fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. 

Transportation & Fuels