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.

Scientific discovery through advanced computing: Nuclear physics

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

The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S.

Electricity Systems, Nuclear

Small-scale microbial/metagenome program

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

The Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome program seeks to target specific project types listed in the call, with an emphasis on providing pilot data to enable future large-scale proposal submission.  Projects from first-time JGI investigators are strongly encouraged.  Proposals may include up samples from up to three project types.

Environmental Studies

2017 Energy Innovation Summit Technology Showcase

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

ARPA-E is pleased to host the 2017 Energy Innovation Summit Technology Showcase. The showcase highlights the recent ARPA-E awardees and a highly selective group of other companies and research organizations. Come meet with the companies and research organizations poised to transform our energy future.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Electricity Systems

Regional Energy Technology Innovation Ecosystems Characterization Assessments

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

The objective of this FOA is to fund analytical studies that characterize and examine the potential of an integrated strategy for a multi-state region to enhance and accelerate energy innovation via a regional energy innovation ecosystem. For purposes of these studies, a region must comprise a minimum of three contiguous states.

Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Industry

Gen3 CSP Systems

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

Through this RFI, Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting information on next-generation (Gen 3) CSP technology.

Electricity Systems, Solar

Regional Energy Technology Innovation Ecosystems Characterization Assessments

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

The objective of this FOA is to fund analytical studies that characterize and examine the potential of an integrated strategy for a multi-state region to enhance and accelerate energy innovation via a regional energy innovation ecosystem. For purposes of these studies, a region must comprise a minimum of three contiguous states.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that support research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. These include marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that harness the energy from waves and ocean/tidal/river currents.

Electricity Systems, Water

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus (integrating all three components rather than addressing them separately), in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. 

Transportation & Fuels, Sustainable Agriculture, Electricity Systems, Water, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today.

Modeling

2017 project peer review

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

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the 2017 Project Peer Review on March 5–10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. Approximately 90% of projects in BETO’s research, development, and demonstration portfolio will be presented to the public and systematically reviewed by external subject-matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Sustainable Agriculture