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. 

H-Prize: Hydrogen Shot Incubator

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

This $2.6-million prize was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office to identify, develop, and test disruptive technologies to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen production.

Engine Research

RFI: Stimulating Geochemical Reactions in the Subsurface for in-situ Generation of Hydrogen and Helium Production

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

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input for a potential future ARPA-E research program focused on enabling technical advances which could lead to subsurface chemical reactors and gas separations.

Engine Research

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation solicits public nominations for electric vehicle working group

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

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation announced it is accepting nominations for committee members that will make up the Federal Advisory Committee Act Electric Vehicle (EV) Working Group, which aims to make recommendations regarding EV development, adoption, and integration across the United States.

Engine Research

Cooperative Agreement to Facilitate Coordination Between DOE-NE and Energy Communities, Vital Constituencies, and Educational Groups

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

The Office of Nuclear Energy will actively communicate and engage with communities with vested interest in the goals of the office. These communities have a unique perspective vital to developing nuclear energy projects and to completing other office priorities.


RFI: Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems

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

This Request for Information (RFI) is soliciting feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to building energy management systems (hardware, software, cybersecurity, and interoperability).

Building Efficiency, Electricity Distribution

Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce - Basic Energy Sciences

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

Reaching a new energy sciences workforce - Basic Energy Sciences will increase participation of underrepresented groups in BES’s clean energy basic research portfolio by supporting research opportunities that include national laboratory internships and research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at non-R1 MSIs. 

Energy & Society

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

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

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) will broaden the quantum computing and networking workforce by creating new research and classroom-based training opportunities for students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty from underrepresented groups and at historically underrepresented institutions such as non-R1 institutions and/or MSIs.

Electricity Systems, Education & Outreach

Reaching a new energy sciences workforce for high energy physics (RENEW-HEP)

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

RENEW-HEP will support training and research experiences in particle physics for members of underserved communities, with the goals of supporting investigators and building research infrastructure at institutions which have not traditionally been part of the particle physics portfolio and encouraging underrepresented populations to pursue STEM careers. 


Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology

The goal of this solicitation is to support research that addresses one or more of the three themes: 1) define the underlying mechanisms or rules that drive the formation, maintenance or evolution of synthetic microbial communities, 2) use synthetic microbial communities to address fundamental biological questions, including questions in molecular biology, cellular/organismal biology, ecology a

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion

U.S. Military Academy Broad Agency Sustainability and Energy Resilience Research

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

The USMA BAA seeks proposals for research based on numerous campaigns including Energy and Sustainability; Materials, Measurements, and Facilities; and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Quantum Technologies.

Materials, Energy & Society, Modeling