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. 

2020 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

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

The SC mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. SC is the Nation’s largest Federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead Federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for our Nation’s energy future.

Conversion, Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution, Storage, Energy & Society

Case Studies on Water Sector Interdependencies

| Other | Other

This project will collect case studies on existing utility practices for determining risk-based organizational interdependencies on systems including water, power, telecom/internet, transportation, fuels, etc.

Transportation & Fuels, Water

Energy & Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio)

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

This FOA seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents. All systems will need to demonstrate the capacity to accommodate external reducing equivalents to optimize the carbon efficiency of the system as compared to traditional fermentation systems.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition 2021

| Other | Sponsored Research

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is providing critical support to seed innovative work in science and technology that will address society’s most pressing global problems. These awards recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Education & Outreach

Advancing Low-Energy Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal

| Other | Sponsored Research

The main objective of this project is to conduct research needed to advance the most promising intensive and efficient low-energy nutrient treatment process(es) and innovative process control approach(es) that utilities can employ and reliably operate at their facilities with a balance of cost-effective investments and appropriate levels of process control complexity.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Sustainable Agriculture

RFI: Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation

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

The DOE has released a request for information to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, career counselors, educators, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders. Specifically, BETO seeks to provide evidence-based workforce development data to help individuals link to existing and new bioenergy workforce development tools.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Industry

Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

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

This FOA is being issued by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO).

Building Efficiency, Energy & Society

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

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

The goal of the SCGSR program is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S.

Education & Outreach

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

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

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Economics, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture