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. 


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

Research and development under this FOA is intended to increase the beneficial use and advance the management of Coal Combustion Residuals, thereby reducing the volume of Coal Combustion Residuals needed to be disposed of in impoundments while protecting the environment and the health and safety of the public.

Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Policy & Regulation

RFP for National Coastal Resilience Fund

| Other | Sponsored Research

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce the National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020.

Environmental Studies, Policy & Regulation, Water

NCR-SARE 2020 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals

| Other | Sponsored Research

The 2020 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online. Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $15,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs.

Sustainable Agriculture

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FOA, Research and Development Grant

| Other | Sponsored Research

This program provides funding to support research and development for nuclear science, engineering, technology, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.


Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned Fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW): Enabling Technologies for Commercially Attractive Fusion Energy

| Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) | Sponsored Research

The ARPA-E / SC-FES joint program, GAMOW, supports innovative R&D in a range of enabling technologies, required for commercially attractive fusion energy. Key attributes for any commercially attractive energy include economics, safety, reliability/availability/maintainability/inspectability, and environmental sustainability.

Nuclear, Economics

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC)

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

The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from large multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams (requesting support of more than $3 million per year) for the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Institutes.

Energy & Society, Modeling

Flexible Carbon Capture & Storage (FLECCS)

| Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) | Sponsored Research

The objective of the FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program is to fund the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that enable power generators to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment.

Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

Fair Data and Models for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in making research data and artificial intelligence (AI) models findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR1 ) to facilitate the development of new AI applications in SC’s congressionally authorized mission space, which includes the advancement of AI research and development.


Competition for Zero Net Energy Architecture

| Other | Other

The Architecture at Zero competition challenge is to create a zero net energy (ZNE) library for San Benito County Free Library in Hollister, CA.  The new building will replace the existing structure.

Building Efficiency, Energy & Society

Co-Optima Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories

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

The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions.

Transportation & Fuels, Engine Research, Economics