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.

High Efficiency High-Temp Modular Power Workshop

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

October 19-20, 2017 
Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E will hold a workshop on “High Efficiency, High Temperature Modular Power Utilizing Innovative Designs, Materials, and Manufacturing Techniques" from October 19-20, 2017 in the Washington, D.C. area.  

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution, Materials

Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots

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

This FOA seeks applications for projects to design, construct, and operate large-scale pilots of transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step change improvements in coal powered system performance, efficiency, and cost of electricity. The FOA will be carried out in three phases, with a down-select between phases.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts

Energy for Sustainability

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

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

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Storage

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The NSF Engineering and Geosciences Directorates (ENG and GEO) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Engineering and Material Sciences (DEMS) and Department of Geosciences are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage at Hydropower Dams

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

Hydropower is a key component to strengthening the American economy and energy security, and DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is poised to ensure that the fleet continues to generate clean electricity and provide grid stability and bulk storage.

Electricity Systems

Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-road Natural Gas Engine Research and Development

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

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001813 entitled "Medium / Heavy Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine research and Development".

Transportation & Fuels, Engine Research

Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies

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

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of many approaches critical to significantly reducing domestic and global CO2 emissions.  Many technical and economic challenges must be overcome before cost-effective solutions can be implemented throughout the United States to address CO2 emissions associated with fossil energy-based electric power production.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution

Energy Efficiency R&D For Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles

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

To support future U.S. economic growth and help consumers and businesses reduce their transportation energy costs, the VTO funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative energy technologies for the efficient and secure transportation of people and goods across America.

Transportation & Fuels

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Entitled: FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fiscal Year 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement".

Electricity Systems, Storage