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. 

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

| Other | Announcement

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for funding support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education through a second round of the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative


FY 2021 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

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

The Office of Science (SC) of the DOE has announced its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological & Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production.

Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution, Geothermal, Materials, Microgrids, Nuclear, Solar, Storage, Wind, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Modeling

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

| National Science Foundation (NSF) | Announcement

Creating effective solutions to our most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges requires imaginative thinking - the kind that evolves when researchers from disparate fields, expertise, or perspectives fully immerse themselves in work toward a common goal. 

Supporting Anaerobic Digestion in Communities

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

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications that will demonstrate means of accelerating the development of new or enhance/increase existing anaerobic digestion capacity and infrastructure in the United States from food waste.

Internal Competition for Materials Science Interdisciplinary Research Groups

| Other | Sponsored Research

The Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) seeks proposals for Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), the central research groups and themes that define the center. Successful IRGs from this UW internal competition will be included in the Center recompetition preproposal to be submitted to NSF in June 2022. An IRG involved aprox.


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