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.

Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

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

The DOE-BER Genomic Science program supports basic research aimed at identifying the foundational principles that drive biological systems.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Plant Deconstruction, Plant Genetics & Breeding

M-WERC Request for Information (RFI): Century City Microgrid (CCMG) Project

| | Request for Information

Specifically, M-WERC is interested in collecting information identifying which M-WERC member companies, and other organizations and companies outside of M-WERC, have relevant capabilities, products/services, and interest in on-site research and demonstration and would like to formally express interest in being considered as a participant once the CCMG Project enters its design/construction phas


Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) Program supports innovative research in modeling, optimization, learning, adaptation, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation, as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures, and stochastic disturbances.

Transportation & Fuels, Engine Research, Electricity Systems, Storage

U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards

| Other | Sponsored Research

This Initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutions of higher education. Each project receives an award that can be utilized over a three-year period, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding, encouraging educational reform and economic growth, and developing junior faculty at U.S. and Indian institutions of higher learning.

Economics, Education & Outreach

Early Career Research Program

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

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy is pleased to announce the request for applications for the fiscal year 2018 Early Career Research Program.  The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories, now in its ninth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates re

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Operability, Reliability, and Economic Performance

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

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek innovative research and development projects to improve the performance and cost of fossil energy technologies.

Transportation & Fuels

Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage’s Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

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

Complete information, including the Request for Information (RFI), can be found on the EERE Exchange website -

Electricity Systems, Storage

Support of Fossil Energy Research at United States Colleges and Universities Including University Coal Research (UCR) and Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI)

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

This grant encompasses two distinct programs with their own dedicated funding, requirements, and restricted eligibility: the University Coal Research (UCR) Program; and the Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) Program.

Transportation & Fuels

Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval Applications

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

The overall objective of this program is to advance the state of art characteristics of high temperature superconductors to support applications demanding power delivery, pulsed current delivery, AC and DC magnetic fields, and magnetic energy storage. Interested parties are welcome to propose against one or more topics listed below.

Electricity Systems, Storage

Energy Frontier Research Centers

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

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re-competition of the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) and encourages both new and renewal applications.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems