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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations

 


PON 3026 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD) Smart Grid Program 2015

Sponsor:           New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Initial: 2/18/2015          Final: 8/5/2015

Summary:          The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in funds to support research and engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects that improve the resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State. Proposals must demonstrate significant statewide public benefit and quantify all energy, environmental and economic impacts. The primary objective of the program is to promote the development of a smart grid that accommodates a diverse supply of generation resources, enhances overall grid performance and enables customers to reduce costs, energy consumption, and environmental impacts.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         electric power delivery system, smart grid, diverse power generation resources, grid performance

For more information, see the full announcement here.


PON 3016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Enabling Technology Demonstration Program

Sponsor:           New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Initial: 2/10/2015          Final: 7/14/2015

Summary:          The Plug-In Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program (the Program) seeks research and demonstration proposals to demonstrate new technologies and strategies that help overcome barriers to the market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and make them more economically viable while reducing their impact on the electric grid and environment in New York State.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         plug-in electric vehicle, grid impact, environmental impact, economic viability

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFP 2857 Competitive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pilot Program

Sponsor:           New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines:         Final: 3/5/2015

Summary:          The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals to demonstrate market-ready technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector in New York State above and beyond those expected through compliance with any existing regulation. Applicable power sector projects include those involving units that serve as an electricity generator with a Nameplate Capacity equal to or greater than 25 MWe. Projects will achieve a reduction of GHG emissions through the installation of eligible technologies from “Inside the Fence” at New York State (NYS) Power Generation Facilities. Projects that have received funding under an existing NYSERDA program will not be eligible for additional funding under the Competitive Greenhouse Gas Reduction (CGGR) Pilot Program.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         greenhouse gas emissions, power sector, New York State Power Generation Facilities

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Marine And Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II: Component Metric Validation

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 2/9/2015          Final: 3/26/2015

Summary:          This funding opportunity focuses on achieving technical performance gains through advanced controls, Power-Take Off components, and innovative structures. SPA II is a progression from SPA I, with additional emphasis on the validation of component metrics, as well as crosscutting component applications for marine and hydrokinetic systems. These initiatives are part of a multi-year strategy to optimize MHK components in preparation for commercial-ready system integration. SPA I awardee selection is not a prerequisite for the application and selection criteria of the SPA II FOA. SPA II will support component development projects in three topic areas that have the greatest potential to increase annual energy production while reducing levelized cost of energy. Topic Areas: 1. Advanced Controls; 2. Crosscutting PTO Component; and 3. Innovative Structures.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         advanced controls, crosscutting PTO component, innovative strucutres, marine and hydrokinetic systems, commercial-ready system integration

For more information, see the full announcement here.


FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator*

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 2/10/2015          Final: 3/30/2015

Summary:          This Vehicle Technologies Incubator FOA is open to proposals that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The full spectrum of technologies and non-hardware solutions relevant to efficient and environmentally friendly transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum will be considered for funding. The following types of applications will be deemed nonresponsive and will not be reviewed or considered: (1) Commercial hardware technologies, products, and solutions; (2) Incremental improvements to existing technologies, products, or solutions;(3) Solutions, approaches, or technologies similar to those already being investigated through current or recent DOE projects; and (4) Technologies that are not based on sound scientific principles (e.g., violates the law of thermodynamics).

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         vehicle technologies, non-hardware solutions, energy efficiency, reduced petroleum usage

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Laboratory and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems*

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

Deadlines:         Final: 2/17/2015

Summary:          The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invites input from the public regarding a potential effort to facilitate laboratory-scale, or open-ocean testing of prototype marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) devices.  Details regarding the planned testing of prototype MHK devices for system integration, structural performance, and power performance (see below) are specifically requested; as well as discussion of the anticipated facility, site, instrumentation, expertise, and logistical support needed to advance the technical readiness of the device. The information gathered with this RFI will be used to inform strategic planning by the DOE to advance the marine and hydrokinetic industry. DOE is specifically interested in collecting information regarding existing MHK systems and the anticipated resources necessary to test and validate these early-stage technologies in either a laboratory-scale or open-water environment.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         marine and hydrokinetic devices, prototype testing, system integration, performance

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 3/20/2015          Final: 4/30/2015

Summary:          The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving proposals for Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. Topical Collaborations are fixed-term, multi-institution collaborations established to investigate a specific topic in nuclear physics of special interest to the community, which is aligned with programmatic NP goals and has not been addressed by a previous Topical Collaboration. Topical Collaborations also provide a mechanism for maintaining a robust community, by encouraging the creation of tenured university appointments and permanent laboratory positions in nuclear theory.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         collaboration, multi-institution, nuclear physics

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Long Term Ecological Research

Sponsor:           National Science Foundation

Deadlines:         Final: 5/6/2015

Summary:          NSF invites proposals for a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) National Communications Office. This office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. The lead PI of the successful proposal will serve as the Office Director and will work with the LTER Science Council and research community to develop and implement strategic goals and future initiatives. The Office will serve as the primary point of contact for information about the LTER program.

Category:          Miscellaneous; Environmental Science

Keywords:         research community, education, outreach, strategic goals

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Presolicitation: Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) - Environmental Technology Demonstrations*

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Defense

Deadlines:         Initial: 3/12/2015          Final: TBD*

Summary:          The DoD, through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental requirements. The goal of ESTCP is to promote the transfer of innovative environmental technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and DoD end-user acceptance. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at DoD facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings. ESTCP is seeking proposals for innovative environmental technology demonstrations as candidates for funding beginning in FY2016. DoD organizations (Service and Defense Agencies) may submit pre-proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental technologies in the following topic areas: 1. Environmental Restoration - Technologies to address the reduction of the Department's current and future liabilities through cost-effective management and remediation of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water, as well as the treatment of wastewater on fixed installations. 2. Munitions Response in Underwater Environments Technologies to address the reduction of the Departments current liabilities due to unexploded ordnance and discarded military munitions at underwater sites. 3. Resource Conservation Technologies to support the sustainability of installations and training and testing areas. 4. Weapons Systems and Platforms Technologies to reduce, control, or eliminate the sources of wastes and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms.

Category:          Miscellaneous; Environmental Science

Keywords:         environmental technology demonstrations, environmental restoration, underwater munitions response, resource conservation, weapons systems

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Thermal Transport Processes

Sponsor:           National Science Foundation

Deadlines:         Initial: 10/20/2015          Final: Recurring*

Summary:          The Thermal Transport Processes (TTP) program supports engineering research aimed at gaining a basic understanding of the thermal transport phenomena at nano/micro and macro scales. Core application areas of interest include: (i) Cooling and heating of components, devices and equipment; (ii) Thermal processes in energy conversion & storage, power generation, and propulsion; (iii) Thermal transport in the synthesis and processing of materials including advanced manufacturing. Note that proposals that focus primarily on issues pertaining to materials, synthesis and/or processing are not of interest to the TTP program, and  should be directed to the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program in CMMI/ENG or DMR/MPS as appropriate; (iv) Thermal phenomena in biological systems.  Only two topics are of interest in this area: cryopreservation and the role of heat transfer and thermal management in the treatment of cancer cells; (v) The program supports transformational research in transport processes that are driven by thermal gradients, and manipulation of these processes to achieve engineering goals. Mass transport or system-design oriented efforts are not of interest to this program. Of specific interest is research that explores active and passive control of the dynamics of thermal processes, and simulations and diagnostics that bridge and model information across multiple-scales. Priority is given to insightful investigations of fundamental problems with clearly defined economic, environmental and societal impacts.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         thermal processes, component cooling and heating, energy conversion/storage, advanced manufacturing, biological systems

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Science, Technology, Engineering

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Defense - Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Deadlines:         Final: 2/3/2015

Summary:          NUWC Keyport seeks proposals in support of continuation of existing education programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with a focus on Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV). The overall objective of this program is to foster education of future scientists and engineers in disciplines critical to the Department of Defense. The recipient would support efforts between the Navy, DoD, Contractor, and private citizens to accomplish the following Outreach goals: Increase STEM interest in schools; Create a larger technical pool from which to hire future scientists and engineers.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         STEM, education, remote operated vehicles, outreach

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NOI: Fit-for-Purpose Field Project: Developing and Validating Pressure Management and Plume Control Strategies through Brine Injection/Extraction with Brine Treatment*

Sponsor:           U.S. Department of Energy - National Energy Technology Laboratory

Deadlines:         Final: None*

Summary:          The DOE NETL intends to issue this FOA on behalf of the DOE Office of Fossil Energy in the first quarter of Calendar Year 2015. The FOA will result in Fit-For-Purpose Research & Development projects for managing formation pressure as well as the plume movement in the subsurface for future saline CO2 storage projects. The term 'fit for purpose' refers to research focused on developing specific subsurface engineering approaches that address critical research needs for advancing CCS to commercial scale. The objectives of this FOA are to develop and validate, through a well-designed field project, engineering strategies/approaches for managing formation pressure as well as the plume movement in the subsurface for future saline storage projects. Brines extracted for managing formation pressure and understanding of plume movement shall be utilized as a part of a testbed for brine treatment technologies. These objectives will be considered through a two-phase project approach. The two phases will run sequentially and will include project development and field site design (Phase I expected to be 12 months in duration) that may continue to subsequent field validation testing employing brine/water injection and brine/water treatment technology validation (Phase II expected to be 48 months in duration). It is expected that Applicants will describe proposed tests and how the proposed field site would be utilized as well as address issues such as pore space ownership, water rights, liability, availability of water/brine, access to site, and infrastructure and permitting requirements.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         saline storage, plume movement, subsurface engineering

For more information, see the full announcement here.


 

Last updated 1-19-2014

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