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.

Advanced systems integration for solar technologies (ASSIST)

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

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $46 million in research funding to advance holistic solutions that provide grid operators the situational awareness and mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats. These 10 projects will develop and validate control strategies, real-time system monitoring, robust commu

Electricity Systems, Solar

RFI: Transformational sensing capabilities for monitoring the subsurface

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

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek information about Research and Development (R&D) activities that could lead to development of transformational sensing capabilities for monitoring parameters associated with CO2 injection throughout the storage complex, including: overburden, reservoir, and underburden.

Transportation & Fuels

Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

$300K Cisco global problem solver challenge 2019

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

The third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

Energy & Society, Economics

Designing materials to revolutionize and engineer our future

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Sponsored Research

DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness.

Electricity Systems, Materials

FAA aviation research and development grants

| U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) | Sponsored Research

The FAA is soliciting proposals for research grants and cooperative agreements to pursue the long-term growth and short-term technical needs of civil aviation.In order to streamline the application process, it is recommended that all prospective grantees submit a white paper (letter of intent) for agency technical review before complete proposal submission.

Transportation & Fuels

U.S. Army power sources, power & data distribution and management

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

Emerging operational concepts dictate the need for technology to support extended missions without the benefit of re-supply for 72 hours or longer.

Research interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force. Additionally, the office fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. 

Transportation & Fuels