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Funding Guide: Solicitations

Clean and Renewable Energy Solicitations

Environmental Science Solicitations

Indoor Environmental Quality Solicitations

Water Resources Solicitations

Miscellaneous Solicitations


Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

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

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

Summary            This FOA is aimed at improving the physical understanding of atmospheric processes which directly impact the wind industry forecasts and incorporate the new understanding into the foundational weather forecasting models. The awardee, in partnership with DOE, NOAA, and a Balancing Authority, will conduct a field campaign in an area of complex terrain to assess how physical processes alter wind speeds at hub heights. From this research, the team will work to develop physical modeling schemes or atmospheric theories that can be incorporated in foundational weather models to improve wind forecasting. Specific objectives of this FOA include: (1) Working with project partners and available resources described in this FOA, design and implement an observational field campaign in an area, nominally 800 by 800 kilometers in scale, of complex terrain. (2) Improve the understanding of physical phenomena, processes, and the atmospheric properties that occur in these regions and impact wind speeds and direction at turbine hub heights. (3) Develop new or improved WRF model schemes or atmospheric modeling theories in conjunction with NOAA and the DOE National Labs identified under this FOA. (4) Develop decision support tools which could include probabilistic forecast information, uncertainty quantification and forecast reliability for system operations. (5) Disseminate results that contribute to improvements in the state-of-the-art of short-term forecasting methods as well as any unintended discoveries that benefit the meteorological and/or wind community.*

Category            Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords            weather forecasting, atmospheric observation, modeling, complex terrain

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Notice of Intent to Issue "Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products"

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

Deadlines            Final: None

Summary            This FOA seeks diversification of the BETO portfolio to allow for biological, chemical and hybrid upgrading processes (multi step, chemical and biological) that will broadly encompass pathways found under the BETO Conversion – Biochemical Technology Area. While thermochemical pathways will not be considered, all related new chemical and biological concepts, ideas and approaches will be considered. Allowable biomass feed intermediates for this FOA are cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases produced through the conversion of organic matter from renewable biomass (excluding syngas).

Category            Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords            biochemical technology, biofuels, alternative energy

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Advanced Energy Efficient Shelter Technologies

Sponsor            U.S. Department of Defense

Deadlines            Final: 5/8/2014

Summary            The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is soliciting proposals for development and evaluation of enhanced and emerging technologies. This CALL seeks proposals to support the onsite research, development, test and evaluation of energy savings technologies that address expeditionary Air Force basing and deployed infrastructure needs. This effort has four technical objectives: 1. Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resource Energy Efficient Shelter System, 2. BEAR Large Shelter Technology for Energy Management, 3. Smart Shelter Energy Management System, and 4. BEAR Energy Saving Technologies.

Category            Clean and Renewable Energy; Miscellaneous

Keywords            energy management, energy saving, cost-effectiveness, energy shelter

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics

Sponsor            National Science Foundation

Deadlines            Initial: 7/16/2014          Final: Recurring*

Summary            Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.

Category            Environmental Science

Keywords            terrestrial human impact, geomorphology

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Institutional Research Forums on Atmospheric, Climate, and Ocean Sciences

Sponsor            U.S. Department of Commerce

Deadlines            Final: 5/12/2014

Summary            The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites applications from research institutions to establish or continue Research Forums on atmospheric, climate, and ocean sciences. Applicants should provide a five-year grant proposal to support independent panels of multidisciplinary scientists in the atmospheric, climate, and ocean sciences. These panels are to be composed of the nation’s top experts and provide impartial research assessments, discussion forums (such as workshops), lecture series, and related education and outreach activities. NOAA is interested in supporting a recipient to routinely enlist the nation’s top experts in critical areas, including as atmospheric and climate science, as well as ocean studies, and undertake activities to disseminate information and share ideas, including convening experts to share their individual views in meetings and workshops and providing reports that represent the most authoritative source of scientific and technical information.

Category            Environmental Science

Keywords            educational outreach, ocean and climate studies, expert panel, multidisciplinary scientists

For more information, see the full announcement here.

Game Changing Opportunities In Technology Development

Sponsor            NASA

Deadlines            Initial: 4/25/2014          Final: 5/27/2014

Summary            The primary goal of this announcement is to solicit proposals for the maturation of promising energy storage technologies that can enable NASA's human exploration and science missions of the future.These systems are not only required to store significant amounts of energy per unit mass, but they must also function across a wide temperature range, maintain capacity after frequent charge/discharge cycles, and maintain safe operation in close proximity to humans and mission critical equipment. NASA seeks to fund the development of transformational energy storage technologies that will enable space exploration. Category One, "High Specific Energy System Level Concepts" will focus on system level battery technologies such as packaging and cell integration. Category Two, "Very High Specific Energy Devices" will focus on energy storage technologies that have the potential to go beyond present capabilities characterized by Li chemistry, while maintaining the required duty cycle and safety of any system operating in space.

Category            Miscellaneous

Keywords            energy storage technologies, TRL 3-5, packaging, cell integration

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Last updated 4-14-2014

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