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.

Early Career Awards

Getting fresh research ideas and perspective is important to ELECTRI. This successful Foundation program creates early career interaction between faculty in the engineering and construction management disciplines and the electrical construction industry. The Foundation provides support early in the careers of faculty at U.S. colleges and universities.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution

Plasma Science Facilities

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

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving cooperative agreement proposals for research and operation of, and/or construction of, intermediate-scale facilities for frontier plasma science research.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems

U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop

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

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23–24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The event will gather stakeholder input through facilitated discussions focused on innovative technologies and business strategies for growing algae on waste carbon dioxide (CO2) resources.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Plant Genetics & Breeding, Sustainable Agriculture

FY 2017 Sustainable Materials Management Grant

| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Sponsored Research

EPA Region 5 is soliciting applications to address one of two Sustainable Materials Management priorities. Projects must be implemented in EPA Region 5, which encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Priorities are to:
Prevent or Reduce Wasted Food in a Tribal Community

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area

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

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitiating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy, industrial chemicals, and biobased products from renewable sources and building a strong workforce, increasing stakeholder engage

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Plant Genetics & Breeding

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

Operations Engineering

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

The Operations Engineering (OE) program supports fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments.  Analytical methods include, but are not limited to, deterministic and stochastic modeling, optimization, decision and risk analysis, data science, and simulation.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Modeling

Call For Abstracts

| Other | Workshop

The SMU Geothermal Lab invites you to submit an abstract for our upcoming conference, Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications, January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas. 

Electricity Systems, Geothermal

2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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

Held February 27, 2017 through March 1, 2017 in National Harbor, Md.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society, Industry

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory - Innovative Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Initiatives (CERL - 4)

| U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) | Sponsored Research

Proposals are sought which address the need for improved energy efficiency and improved energy security by federal, state, and private sector energy users. Federal agencies are required to meet stringent energy efficiency targets mandated by Executive Order.

Electricity Systems, Geothermal, Solar, Storage, Wind