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. 

Advancing Scientific Frontiers

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

This funding will advance the priorities of DOE’s Office of Science and its major programs, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. 

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Geothermal, Nuclear, Modeling

NOI: Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines

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

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. Direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide from domestic sources in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Storage, Supercritical Fluids

NOI: High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Fall Solicitation

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

HPC4EI programs provide access to national laboratory supercomputing resources, including expertise for high performance computing projects, to reduce carbon emissions, improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies.


NOI: FY22 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies—Building Technologies Office Multi-topic

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

This funding opportunity supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) Next Generation Materials and Manufacturing, 2) Secure and Sustainable Materials, and 3) Energy Technology Manufacturing and Workforce Development.

Materials, Industry

NOI: Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

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

The activities under this funding opportunity support Bipartisan Infrastructure Law section 41007(b)(1): Wind Energy and the broader government-wide approach to enable the innovations needed to advance U.S.

Wind, Environmental Studies

NOI: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2022

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

This potential funding opportunity announcement is expected to support the development, validation, and demonstration of novel building technologies and retrofit practices that have significant potential for equitable carbon savings through building electrification, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility.

Building Efficiency, Geothermal, Storage

NOI: Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (D-WRRF)

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

The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate RD&D to decarbonize the entire life cycle of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), formerly known as Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). It targets both individual unit processes at earlier stages of technological development, and entire treatment trains at higher levels of technological readiness.

Electricity Systems, Energy & Society, Water

Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

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

The 2022/2023 BENEFIT FOA will invest up to $15.35M - $45.2M to allow all interested parties to research and develop high-impact, cost-effective technologies and practices that will reduce carbon emissions, improve flexibility and resilience, as well as lower energy costs.

Building Efficiency, Geothermal

NOI: Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)

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

This FOA will advance research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, including: reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructu

Electricity Systems

NOI: "Reducing Carbon Intensity and Protecting Algal Crops (RACIPAC)” and “2023 Conversion R&D FOA."

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

These FOAs support the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s research and development (R&D) priorities in the areas of (a) Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR) and (b) Conversion. Specifically, the RACIPAC FOA will support high-impact R&D focusing on reducing the carbon intensity of agricultural feedstocks, improving soil carbon levels, and protecting cultivated algal crops from pests.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Environmental Studies