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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations


Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Deadlines:         Initial: 4/28/2014          Final: 5/30/2014

Summary:          The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)’s Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks to fund R&D in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plan and/or existing project portfolio in a meaningful or significant way. This Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents an opportunity to support novel and non-incremental technology approaches and to ultimately facilitate identification and future inclusion of highly promising, emerging technology approaches into the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plans and future program portfolios. The FOA will accept applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.*

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         wind power, novel technology, incubator

For more information, see the full announcement here.

RFI: Gap Mitigation

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Commerce

Deadlines:         Final: 4/28/2014

Summary:          The NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is soliciting industry input to improve our understanding of existing and potential options to deploy atmospheric remote sensing instruments to mitigate the loss of data should a failure occur in polar satellite coverage provided by the Joint Polar Satellite System. This RFI focuses only on options for mitigating a possible loss of data and does not affect the current JPSS program. NOAA/NESDIS has an immediate interest in understanding options for rapidly deploying assets that provide Earth observational capabilities to mitigate the impact of a gap in data from the JPSS sounders on a best value basis that balances observational needs with rapid deployment time and low cost. This RFI focuses on: 1. Atmospheric sounding data with the capability and performance the same as, or comparable to, the currently operating Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder and/or Cross-Track Infrared Sounder weather instruments. 2. Low-cost methods for providing the spacecraft and the launch vehicle for rapid deployment of the JPSS ATMS and/or CrIS instruments or alternatives within a year from call up. 3. Comparable global atmospheric profiles that do not fully meet the current requirements, and in particular, approaches that include new technologies that show promise for lowering costs in the future.

Category:          Environmental Science

Keywords:         remote sensing, atmospheric data, instrumentation, Earth observation, cost-effectiveness

For more information, see the full announcement here.

RFI: Opportunities, Knowledge Gaps, and Technology Improvements for Increased Carbon Dioxide Storage in Enhanced Oil Recovery Operations

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science

Deadlines:         Final: 4/24/2014

Summary:          The purpose of this RFI is to seek information from stakeholders on CO2 storage in enhanced oil recovery as follows: a) Opportunities and knowledge gaps that, if properly addressed, will allow non-conventional CO2-EOR targets, including residual oil zones (ROZ), to contribute toward increased CO2 storage via wide-scale deployment of CO2-EOR; and b) Technology improvements that will lead to increased CO2 storage at conventional CO2-EOR operations. Specific information sought by DOE includes: (1) geologic settings in the United States that are not conventional CO2-EOR targets but that have the potential to accept and store CO2 while producing hydrocarbon resources; (2) gaps in the available characterization data for such non-conventional settings; (3) the anticipated technology challenges associated with efficiently and effectively recovering crude oil and storing CO2 in non-conventional settings; and, (4) technology improvements and operation/maintenance changes that would allow for more effective storage of CO2 in conventional CO2-EOR targets while also promoting oil recovery.*

Category:          Environmental Science; Miscellaneous

Keywords:         carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery, CO2 injection, CO2 storage

For more information, see the full announcement here.

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Sponsor:            National Science Foundation

Deadlines:         Initial: 5/20/2014          Final: 6/24/2014

Summary:          The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution. NRT emphasizes the development of competencies for both research and research-related careers.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         STEM, higher education, research training, data-enabled science and engineering

For more information, see the full announcement here.

RFQ: Architectural/Engineering Consultant Term Agreement*

Sponsor:            SUNY Buffalo

Deadlines:         Final: 4/24/2014

Summary:          The University at Buffalo intends to enter into term consultant contracts with one (1) Architectural firm and two (2) Engineering firms to provide architectural and/or engineering expertise on various construction projects located on all three of the University’s campuses. The specific projects to be completed by the term consultants shall be determined during the duration of the contract. To be considered for a term consultant contract, firms and key personnel shall have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Architectural and/or Engineering projects. The Consultant Questionnaire shall be completed in full and shall include all additional information requested. The University may reject any proposals that are incomplete or incorrect.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         consultant contract, engineering, architecture

For more information, see the full announcement here.

BAA for Advanced Technology Demonstration for the Radiation Awareness and Interdiction Network

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deadlines:         Final: 5/15/2014

Summary:          DNDO is seeking proposals under this BAA for the performance of research, development, design, characterization and demonstration of a node of a Radiation Awareness and Interdiction Network (RAIN) system. DNDO is seeking innovative research and development of a node in the RAIN system, resulting in the integration of radiation detectors, ancillary sensors, image capture systems, and automated analysis and data communications capabilities to detect, localize and provide actionable information on a specific conveyance carrying radiological or nuclear threat materials. The ATD will demonstrate the ability to: (1) Detect radioactive sources in vehicles as they approach (or depart) a region, (2) Discriminate between benign sources and threat sources, (3) Identify the vehicle carrying the source or a small set of suspect vehicles containing the source carrier, and (4) Transmit timely and actionable information.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         remote sensing, radiation detectors, nuclear threat indicators

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Last updated 4-7-2014

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