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. 

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

| | Other

How can your early-stage innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

Energy & Society, Economics, Environmental Studies, Industry

Mid-Career Advancement

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution.

Energy & Society, Education & Outreach

Bioenergy Research and Development

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

The DOE announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development.

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

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

The DOE announced up to $60 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. This funding supports research that will lead to more affordable, efficient, and secure transportation energy.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Engine Research, Materials, Energy & Society

Opportunities in Frontier Plasma Science

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

The FES Discovery Plasma Science: Plasma Science Frontiers–General Plasma Science program supports research at the frontiers of basic and low temperature plasma science, including dynamical processes in laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas, such as magnetic reconnection, dynamo, shocks, turbulence cascade, structures, waves, flows and their interactions; behavior of dusty plasmas, non-n

Materials, Nuclear

Connected Communities

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

A Connected Community is a group of grid-interactive efficient buildings with diverse, flexible end use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid efficiency.

Building Efficiency, Electricity Distribution, Microgrids, Energy & Society

Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The URoL:MIM program invites integrated, interdisciplinary proposals that create new knowledge in multiple disciplines to develop causal frameworks with well-designed scientific and/or computational approaches to test hypotheses about the relationships within the microbiome, and among the microbiome, the host, and the environment.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Environmental Studies, Modeling

Research Traineeships to Broaden and Diversify Nuclear Physics

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

The DOE SC Nuclear Physics program has announced its interest in receiving applications for Research Traineeships to Broaden and Diversify Nuclear Physics along with applications for related vehicles to provide support for program participants nationwide.

Nuclear, Energy & Society

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

This solicitation invites submission of collaborative proposals that tackle bold questions in biology and require an integrated approach to make substantive progress.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture, Industry

Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

Through the EDGE program, the NSF and the National Institutes for Health supports research to advance understanding of comparative and functional genomics. The EDGE program supports the development of innovative tools, technologies, resources, and infrastructure that advance biological research focused on the identification of the causal mechanisms connecting genes and phenotypes.

Conversion, Plant Deconstruction, Plant Genetics & Breeding