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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 2942 Advanced Clean Power Technologies (Round 1)

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

Deadlines:         Final: 11/5/2014

Summary:          NYSERDA seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate innovative renewable and other advanced clean power technologies, develop and demonstrate technologies that improve performance, or address and overcome specific barriers thwarting increased adoption of Eligible Technologies. All, or none, of the available funds may be allocated. Categories: (A) – [A.1]Early-Stage Product Development (beyond basic research), [A.2] Demonstration Feasibility Assessments, and [A.3] Technology Facilitation projects; (B) Project Development; (C) Demonstration Projects.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         renewable energy, clean power technologies, demonstration, project development

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

Deadlines:         Initial: 9/28/2015          Final: TBD

Summary:          This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS awards may also support research to support proof-of-concept projects for a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program. Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by current ARPA-E FOAs and RFIs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         energy technology, exploratory research, disruptive innovation

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NOI: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015*

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

Deadlines:         Final: None*

Summary:          The BUILD FOA will have the following objectives: (i) Improving the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy-efficiency R&D; (ii) Enabling American universities to develop stronger partnerships with industry; (iii) Improving manufacturing education in American universities. EERE envisions awarding multiple competitive financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements with an estimated period of performance of approximately 2 years to USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  These student teams must include undergraduate students, and be led by faculty with relevant expertise in energy efficient technologies, manufacturing (for projects developing hardware), and commercialization. 

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         energy-efficiency, building efficiency, university buildings, student teams

For more information, see the full announcement here.


NOI: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations (BENEFIT) 2015*

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

Deadlines:         Final: None*

Summary:          The BENEFIT 2015 FOA  seeks to fund next-generation non-vapor compression HVAC technologies (Innovations) and improvements to existing advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in these technological areas. These topics are combined into this single, relatively large FOA in order to reduce administrative costs and to ensure that only the best applications are supported.

Category:          Clean and Renewable Energy

Keywords:         HVAC, non-vapor compression, advanced vapor-compression

For more information, see the full announcement here.


12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet*

Sponsor:            Environmental Protection Agency

Deadlines:         Final: 12/16/2014

Summary:          The P3 Award Program is composed of two phases that award grants on a competitive basis.  The purpose of this RFA is to solicit proposals for innovative research projects and designs to compete for the first phase of the P3 Award Program. The first phase is a competition for one-year grants of up to $15,000 to test, research and develop innovative scientific projects or engineering designs that will promote sustainable development. In the spring of 2016, the Phase I grantees awarded from this solicitation are required to present their projects/designs at the annual National Sustainable Design Expo where they will have an opportunity to be eligible to compete for Phase II grant awards of up to $75,000. The Phase II grant awards are intended to support the further development and demonstration of the sustainability projects/designs created in Phase I. The competitors for 2016 P3 Phase II grants are limited to recipients of Phase I grant awards from this solicitation.  Additional instructions for completing the Phase II proposals, which will be due approximately seven months after the Phase I grants are awarded, will be distributed to Phase I recipients.  Those projects identified for receipt of a Phase II grant will be recognized as P3 Award recipients on the P3 website.

Category:          Water Resources, Clean and Renewable Energy, Miscellaneous

Keywords:         Energy, Built Environment, Materials and Chemicals, Water, Urban Green Water Infrastructure, Clean Cookstoves

For more information, see the full announcement here


Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office Wide BAA

Sponsor:            Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - Microsystems Technology Office

Deadlines:         Initial: Rolling          Final: 9/9/2016

Summary:          This BAA is being issued, and any resultant selection will be made, using procedures under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 35.016 and the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DoDGARS) Part 22 for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Any negotiations and/or awards will use procedures under FAR 15.4, Contract Pricing, as specified in the BAA (including DoDGARS Part 22 for Grants and Cooperative Agreements). Proposals received as a result of this BAA shall be evaluated in accordance with evaluation criteria specified herein through a scientific review process.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         advanced imaging, chip scale sensors, energy-efficient computing, thermal management

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Naval Surface Warfare Center BAA

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Defense - Navy

Deadlines:         Final: 9/9/2015

Summary:          Naval Surface Warfare Center of the Department of the Navy engages in research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support for offensive and defensive systems associated with surface warfare and related areas of joint, homeland, and national defense systems from the sea. To accomplish its mission, NSWCDD has specific and unique Technical Capabilities (TCs) that describe the work it performs. NSWCDD is interested in technologies that offer potential for advancement and improvement of the following NSWCDD TCs to accomplish its mission. See announcement for areas of interest.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         radar, electro-optics, electromagnetics, systems analysis, weapon systems, human systems

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling (ARID)*

Sponsor:            U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

Deadlines:         Final: 10/3/2014

Summary:          The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Advanced Research In Dry-cooling (ARID), soliciting applications for financial assistance to fund transformational power plant cooling technologies that enable high thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency with zero net water dissipation to the atmosphere. Specific programmatic objectives will include developing technologies that: 1. Have no net water dissipation to the atmosphere; and, in comparison to power plants using conventional, wet cooling; 2. Result in no loss of efficiency for the power plant; and 3. Result in less than 5% increase in the levelized cost of electricity. Anticipated technical paths towards these goals include: (1) significant cost reduction of air-cooled heat exchangers (via significant air side heat transfer enhancement to reduce size and/or low cost materials and manufacturing) and (2) cooling below the air dry bulb temperature and address temperature excursions through the development of supplemental cooling systems and/or cool storage. Other transformational cooling technologies that address the all the objectives of the program are also welcome.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         dry cooling technologies, thermal-to-electric, energy conversion

For more information, see the full announcement here.


RFI: Testing Advanced Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies at a Large Pilot Scale*

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

Deadlines:         Final: 10/3/2014

Summary:          The DOE anticipates the need for large pilot-scale post-combustion carbon capture projects that must be completed by 2020 to support the DOE goal of having technologies ready for commercial-scale demonstration by 2020, i.e., sufficiently developed and scaled-up by 2020 to enable inclusion in the design of a first-of-kind demonstration plant.  The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to seek information on advanced post-combustion carbon capture technologies that are ready to be tested on actual coal-derived flue gas at the large pilot scale (herein defined as 10MWe net or greater prior to installing carbon dioxide capture and compression to 2,200 psig). It is the intent of the DOE FE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015), wherein the Areas of Interest could be developed based in part on the responses to this Request. The FOA would solicit projects that feature advanced systems for and/or unit operations for the post-combustion capture of carbon from actual coal-derived flue gas, preferably from a power generating station.  The FOA will be designed to meet the requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) and to be consistent with guidance provided in DOE’s Appropriations Acts for FY2015.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         carbon capture, post-combustion carbon, coal-derived flue gas, large-scale pilot

For more information, see the full announcement here.


Novel In-Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science

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

Deadlines:         Initial: 10/15/2014          Final: 12/18/2014

Summary:          The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving research applications for novel imaging and measurement technologies for biological systems science. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will consider applications for the development of novel imaging instrumentation and measurement technologies that support the integrative analysis of communication among subcellular compartments, between individual microbial cells and within multicellular communities/plant tissues. The goal is to develop in situ, dynamic and nondestructive approaches to enable multifunctional imaging, quantitative flux measurements, and multiscale integrative analysis of bioenergy-relevant plant and microbial systems. Ideally, these imaging approaches will pave the way for predictive understanding of the spatial and temporal relationships, physical connections, and chemical exchanges that facilitate the flow of materials and information across membranes and between intracellular spaces. The anticipated outcome of this FOA is the development of in situ imaging and measurement technologies that can (1) resolve multiple key metabolic processes over time within or among cells and (2) bridge the critical gap in linking molecular-scale information to whole-cell, systems-level understanding.

Category:          Miscellaneous

Keywords:         in-situ imaging, imaging instrumentation, measurement technologies

For more information, see the full announcement here.


 

Last updated 9-15-2014

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