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.

FY 2017 Request for Information (RFI) for Nuclear Materials

| U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Request for Information

DOE-NE has released a Request for Information (RFI) (DE-SOL- 0010995) “FY 2017 University, National Laboratory, Industry and International Input on Potential Additions to the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library.” DOE-NE, through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), is currently seeking information regarding 1) existing nuclear energy research materials and specimens that can, potent

Electricity Systems, Nuclear, Industry

Request for Nominations of Experts to the EPA Office of Research and Development's Board of Scientific Counselors

| Other | Request for Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

Fiscal Year 2017 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

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

The projects funded through BRDI—a joint USDA and DOE program—will help develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass, increase the availability of renewable fuels and biobased products, and diversify our energy portfolio.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts

Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Up to $9 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative

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

NIFA and DOE will make up to $9 million available through BRDI in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Applicants will be permitted to address any or all of the following three legislatively mandated technical areas: (A) feedstocks development, (B) biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) biofuels development analysis.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Sustainable Agriculture

2017 WE&RF Unsolicited Research Program

| Other | Sponsored Research

WE&RF will be offering funding for research projects under the Unsolicited Research Program that can be the catalyst for transforming our understanding of our water resources and our ability to protect and preserve them in a sustainable and cost effective manner and to minimize impact on public health and the environment.

Electricity Systems, Water

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Prototype System Testing and Core Technology Development

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

The objective of the Advanced Energy Systems Program is to solicit and competitively award research projects under this Funding Opportunity Announcement to successfully complete the maturation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology from its present state to the point of commercial readiness.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts

SBIR Road Tour - Wisconsin

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Workshop

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

Development of Transformational Separation and Extraction Processes for Production of Rare Earth Element Materials from Domestic U.S.Coal and Coal By-Products

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

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) Program is focused on developing technologies for the recovery of REEs from coal and coal by-products. The program offers a pathway to improve the economics and reduce the environmental impact of a domestic coal-based REE value chain.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

University Turbine Systems Research

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

The objective of this FOA is to solicit and competitively award university-based R&D projects that address and resolve scientific challenges and applied engineering technology issues associated with advancing the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines in combined cycle applications (e.g., IGCC/NGCC) in fossil fuel power generation.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Electricity Systems, Wind

Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Efficiency

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

The U.S. Department of Energy Fossil Energy Crosscutting Research Program serves as a bridge between basic and applied research by targeting concepts that offer the potential for transformational breakthroughs and step-change benefits in the way energy systems are designed, constructed, and operated.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Electricity Systems