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.

Fiscal Year 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Department of Energy

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework Goal 1 to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable transportation technologies.

Transportation & Fuels

U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review

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

The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a peer review of their Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) projects on April 18-20, 2017 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.  This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

CSP Annual Call

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

The CSP Annual Call is focused on large-scale sequence-based genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE missions in energy security and sustainability and global biogeochemistry.

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

RFI: Solar Decathlon 2019 Future Planning

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are innovative, energy-efficient, and attractive. It provides participating students with hands-on experience and unique training that prepares them to enter the clean energy workforce.

Electricity Systems, Building Efficiency, Solar

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

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

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

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