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Funding Guide: Solicitations

PON 3125 Accelerating Availability of Targeted Residential Products

Sponsor

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Deadlines

Initial: 9/24/2015

Final: 12/31/2015

Summary

NYSERDA’s Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 3125 is designed to support projects that significantly increase the availability and demand for the following high-efficiency residential products: high-efficiency clothes washers, refrigerators, home energy management systems (HEMS), heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, heat pump water heaters, and advanced lighting fixtures. Support will be offered in three categories: Category A, Market Support to increase the supply of and demand for targeted products through upstream interventions; Category B, Pilots or Demonstration Projects to educate builders, architects, designers, contractors and consumers about HEMS; and Category C, Educational Retail Events that educate consumers and contractors on the benefits of targeted and other high-efficiency residential products.

Category

Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords

High-efficiency residential products, Market support, Demonstration projects

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Building Related Problems

Sponsor

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

Deadlines

Final: 8/14/2015

Summary

The Building Technologies Office is partnering with the successful SunShot Catalyst crowdsourcing initiative to identify and solve problems related to software development, data, and/or automation. In the first, “Ideation” phase of the initiative, those working in the building technology space are invited to submit problem statements describing challenges that need to be overcome in order to promote better engagement with building occupants and to improve the ability to balance energy and occupant comfort objectives in a building.

Category

Clean and Renewable Energy; Miscellaneous

Keywords

Occupant comfort, energy balance, building technology

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Energy for Sustainability

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Deadlines

Initial: 10/20/2015

Final: Recurring*

Summary

The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Current topics of interest include biomass conversion, biofuels and bioenergy, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, advanced batteries for transportation, and renewable energy storage.

Category

Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords

biomass conversion, biofuels and bioenergy, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, advanced batteries for transportation, and renewable energy storage

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Deadlines

Initial: 9/25/2015

Final: 10/23/2015

Summary

The goal of the ERC Program is to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform national prosperity, health, and security. ERCs create an innovative, inclusive culture in engineering to cultivate new ideas and pursue engineering discovery that achieves a significant science, technology, and societal outcome within the 10-year timeframe of NSF support.

Category

Miscellaneous

Keywords

engineering research, technological innovation

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge

Sponsor

U.S. Department of Defense - Air Force Research Laboratory

Deadlines

Final: 3/31/2016

Summary

To advance the National goals of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), the Air Force Research Lab is soliciting innovative approaches to solve materials science and engineering problems primarily through the analysis of publicly accessible digital data. Areas of particular interest include discovery of new materials to meet an application need, or development of a new model describing processing-structure-property relationships in either a structural (load bearing), functional (electrical, optical or magnetic), or multifunctional material. Emphasis will be on use of existing and accessible data sources, novelty of the approach, and validation of results. We are not seeking submissions for the following areas: Research in biology for pharmaceutical, medical, or other biological or biomedical purposes.

Category

Miscellaneous

Keywords

Material science, publicly accessable digital data

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Environmental Engineering 

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Deadlines

Final: 10/20/2015

Summary

The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery.  The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Any proposal investigating sensors, materials or devices that does not integrate these products with an environmental engineering activity or area of research may be returned without review.

Category

Environmental Science

Keywords

Resource and energy conservation,  contaminants from polluted air water and soils,

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Environmental Sustainability

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Deadlines

Final: 10/20/2015

Summary

This program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions.  There are four principal general research areas which are supported, but others can be proposed: Industrial Ecology, Green Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Earth Systems Engineering

Category

Environmental Science

Keywords

ecological services, industrial ecology, green engineering

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Urban Opportunities

Sponsor

Investors' Circle

Deadlines

Final: 8/21/2015

Summary

Investors' Circle funds companies in the following areas: cleantech, community development, sustainable consumer products, education, energy and environment, fintech and financial inclusion, health and wellness, impact software, and sustainable agriculture. They are looking for companies that are tackling problems in affordable housing, addressing education or healthcare inequalities, providing solutions for transportation challenges, solving energy inefficiencies with new products or services,and making cities and citizens safer.

Category

Clean and Renewable Energy, Environmental Science

Keywords

Energy inefficiencies, transportation challenges, affordable housing

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Last updated 7-28-2015

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