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RFI-0000010: Advanced Research In Dry-cooling (ARID)
DE-FOA-0001180: Notice of Intent Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and
        Innovations (BENEFIT) 2015
 
DE-FOA-0001191: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement
DE-FOA-0001167 Buildings University Innovators
        and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015
DE-FOA-0001192: Novel In Situ Imaging And Measurement Technologies
        For Biological Systems Science 
DE-FOA-0001158: RFI- Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable For A
        Manufacturing Innovation Institute
DE-FOA-0001177: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal
        Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”
DE-FOA-0001184: Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA)
DE-FOA-0001163 – Advanced Reactor Research and Development
DE-FOA-0001002 – Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 
DE-FOA-0001067 – Stewardship Science Academic Alliances 
DE-FOA-0001155 – RFI Acceleration of Distributed Generation from Wind Energy Systems
DE-FOA-0001164 – SBIR Small Business Technology Transfer FY 2015 Phase I Release 1
DE-FOA-0001109 – National Laser Users’ Facility
DE-FOA-0001174 - Atmospheric System Research Program
DE-FOA-0001153 – High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science
DE-FOA-0001156 – Collaborative Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences on
        Long-Pulse International Stellarator Facilities
DE-FOA-0000890 – Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)
DE-FOA-0000951: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives
Request for Information (RFI): High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment
DOE Partnership On Advanced Frontiers In Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Production
        via Solar Water Splitting Technologies 2014-2016
DE-FOA-0000966 – Notice of Intent: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in
        Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies
DE-FOA-0001069: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement
       
No. DE-FOA-0001016  “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program”
EERE Unsolicited Proposals
SunShot Price: Race to the Rooftops
Fellowships Website

 

RFI-0000010: Advanced Research In Dry-cooling (ARID) 

Application Due Date: 9/30/2014

The ARPA-E intends to issue a 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. Currently, ARPA-E anticipates that there will be three specific areas of interest identified in the FOA as follows: (1) ultra-high performance air-cooled heat exchangers, (2) supplemental cooling/cool storage systems, and (3) other transformative power plant dry cooling technologies that meet all of the programmatic objectives. System level solutions that employ any combinations of the three areas are of interest as well. 

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DE-FOA-0001180: Notice of Intent Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations (BENEFIT) 2015

 Application Due Date: 12/31/2014

This 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. It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest: 1. Non-Vapor Compression HVAC Technologies; and 2. Advanced Vapor Compression HVAC Technologies.

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DE-FOA-0001191: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001167 Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015

Application Due Date: 12/31/2014

The Emerging Technologies Program of the Building Technologies Office supports applied research and development for technologies and systems that contribute to building energy consumption. The goal of the ET Program is to enable 50% primary energy savings in the USA buildings sector by the year 2030, relative to the baseline energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook. The ET Program strives to meet this goal by researching and developing cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be introduced into the marketplace. The BUILD FOA will address these issues through 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; and (iii) Improving manufacturing education in American universities. 

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DE-FOA-0001192: Novel In Situ Imaging And Measurement Technologies For Biological Systems Science  

Pre-Application Due Date:  10/15/2014 
Application Due Date:  12/18/2014

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. DOE hereby announces its interest in receiving research applications for novel imaging and measurement technologies for biological systems science. This 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.

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DE-FOA-0001158: RFI – Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable For A Manufacturing Innovation Institute 

Application Issue Date: 08/29/2014
Application Closing Date: 10/03/2014

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing.  AMO is particularly interested in the challenges associated with advanced manufacturing technology which might be overcome by pre-competitive collaborations conducted via a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. AMO recently completed a broad RFI on this topic area. The intent of this RFI is to narrow the focus of a possible Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute and invite discussion on a set of the following specific focus areas. The Topical/Technical Focus Areas under consideration in this RFI are:
*             Advanced Materials Manufacturing (AMM)
*             Advanced Sensing, Control, and Platforms for Manufacturing (ASCPM)
*             High-Efficiency Modular Chemical Processes (HEMCP)
*             High Value Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing (R2R)
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on specific issues and topics related to the establishment of Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes through specific Topical/Technical Focus Areas described herein.  AMO seeks information through this RFI to understand cross-cutting as well as specific manufacturing challenges that if addressed could provide the underlying motivation for the formation of a manufacturing innovation institute, consistent with the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and AMO.

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DE-FOA-0001177: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)” 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”.

The TABB FOA seeks to reduce the cost of algal biofuels. BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology (SOT) for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) without valuable co-products.   The TABB FOA will support work at bench and process development scales to develop valuable co-products, crop protection, and CO2 utilization strategies. BETO expects the TABB FOA to result in modeled algal biofuel costs of less than $5 gge by 2019. This will provide alternative, nearer-term pathways to achieve BETO’s goal of $3 gge advanced algal biofuels validation by 2030.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange September 2014.

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DE-FOA-0001184: Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA) 

Application Issue Date: 8/28/2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 10/14/2014
Submission Deadline for Full Application: TBD

ALPHA seeks to develop and demonstrate low-cost tools to aid in the development of fusion power, with a focus on approaches to produce plasmas in the final density range of 1018-1023 ions/cm3 (at Lawson conditions). The program goal is to create a toolset that will allow a significant reduction in facilities costs for fusion development and to enable rapid learning through a high shot rate at a low cost-per-shot, enabling rapid progress along new learning curves towards economical fusion power.

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DE-FOA-0001002 – Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 

Application Issue Date: 09/27/2013
Application Due Date: 09/28/2015, 5PM,E ST

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000. Awards will be issued through Grants.

The broad objective of this FOA is to identify disruptive concepts in energy-related technologies that challenge the status quo and represent a leap beyond today’s technology. An innovative concept alone is not enough; the idea must also have the potential to be impactful-meaning that, if successful, it represents a fundamentally new paradigm in energy technology with the potential to make a significant impact on ARPA-E’s Mission Areas (see Section I.A). Concepts of particular interest have the potential to achieve percentage-level reductions in U.S. energy consumption, energy-related imports, or greenhouse gas emissions.

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DE-FOA-0001067 – Stewardship Science Academic Alliances 

Application Issue Date: 08/11/2014
Application Due Date: 10/27/2014, 11:59PM, EST

The objectives of the SSAA Program are to: 1. Support the U.S. scientific community by funding research projects at universities that conduct fundamental science and technology research that is of relevance to Stockpile Stewardship; 2. Provide opportunities for intellectual challenge and collaboration by promoting scientific interactions between the academic community and scientists at the DOE/NNSA laboratories; and 3. Develop and maintain a long-term recruiting pipeline to the DOE/NNSA laboratories by training and educating the next generation of scientists in the fundamental research of relevance to Stockpile Stewardship and thereby increasing the visibility of the DOE/NNSA scientific activities to the U.S. academic communities.
Topic Research Areas:
1. Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and/or Hydrodynamics;
2. Low Energy Nuclear Science;
3. Radiochemistry.

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DE-FOA-0001155 – RFI Acceleration of Distributed Generation from Wind Energy Systems 

Application Issue Date: 08/12/2014
Application Due Date: 09/25/2014

DOE’s Wind Program is planning a R&D program aligned with its new perspective which will seek to ensure distributed wind energy system performance meets consumer expectations; develop reliable, low-cost technology optimized for distributed applications; increase utility confidence in integration of distributed wind systems; and streamline the project development and installation process. The activities under this program would encompass the following recently established focus areas:
1. Wind Resource Characterization & Assessment – Better understanding of resource creates reliable turbine designs and properly sited distributed wind systems, and mitigates financial risk with regard to payback;
2. Turbine Technology – Technology transfer and innovation to expand rotors and increase hub heights for small and midsize turbines for increased performance, and advanced manufacturing for lower cost systems;
3. Distributed Grid Integration – Accurate generator modeling and clear understanding of operating impacts to mitigate interconnection/integration effects;
4. Soft Cost Reduction – Reduced red tape from permitting requirements and interconnection procedures will lower costs, accelerate adoption and integration.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on DOEs new perspective on distributed wind and R&D focus areas in order to inform future activities and priorities.

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DE-FOA-0001164 – SBIR Small Business Technology Transfer FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 

Application Issue Date: 08/11/2014
Pre-Application Due Date: 09/02/2014
Full Application Due Date: 10/14/2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) describes two distinct funding opportunities for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 – Phase I Release 1.

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DE-FOA-0001174 - Atmospheric System Research Program 

Application Issue Date: 08/05/2014
Pre Application Due Date: 09/05/2014, 5:00PM, EST
Full Apllication Due Date: 11/07/2014, 5:00PM, EST

The Atmospheric System Research Program (ASR) in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that has the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models. The ASR program hereby announces its interest in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from CESD, including Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) and ASR programs, to improve understanding and model representation of cloud microphysical, convective, aerosol, and radiative transfer processes.

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DE-FOA-0001153 – High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science 

Application Issue Date: 07/03/2014
Application Due Date: 10/01/2014, 11:59PM, EST

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program of the Office of Science (SC) and the Defense Program (DP) of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards and grant renewals for research in the SC-NNSA Joint Program in High-Energy-Density (HED) laboratory plasmas. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2015 should submit in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The specific areas of interest are:

1. HED Hydrodynamics
2. Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties
3. Magnetized HED Plasma Physics
4. Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions
5. Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics
6. Warm Dense Matter
7. High-Z, Multiply Ionized HED Atomic Physics
8. Diagnostics for HED Laboratory Plasmas

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DE-FOA-0000890 – Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) 

Application Issue Date: 07/17/2014
Application Due Date: 10/01/2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on behalf of the DOE, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking applications under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for establishing and managing a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory called the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). FORGE will focus on science and technology Research & Development (R&D) in an ideal EGS environment (see Section I.D.) in a domestic location. It is envisioned that FORGE will result in a rigorous and reproducible methodology that will enable development of on the order of 100+ GWe of cost-competitive EGS power, supporting the President’s climate goals.

Projects under this FOA will be comprised of three Phases. Under Phase 1 Applicants will complete certain mission-critical technical and logistical tasks that demonstrate the proposed site’s viability and the Applicant’s full commitment and capability to implement Phase 2 and 3 activities of FORGE as envisioned by DOE. Phase 2 is comprised of three subphases that collectively involve preparation and demonstration of full readiness of the FORGE site, including detailed site characterization and full environmental compliance, as well as initial planning for technology testing R&D and evaluation in Phase 3. Phase 3 involves full implementation of FORGE and tasks specific to the identification, testing and evaluation of new and innovative EGS techniques and technologies.

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NSFDE-FOA-0000951: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives 

Application Issue Date: 07/16/2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 08/01/2014
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 10/01/2014

For the past 20 years Clean Cities has supported the use of alternative fuel in transportation, including renewable biofuels and the deployment of energy efficient transportation technologies. The Clean Cities activities were authorized by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992, Section 505. This requirement aligns with EERE’s Strategic Plan that aims to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, increase the viability and deployment of renewable energy technologies, and increase energy efficiency.
The objective of this FOA is to create and implement high impact and highly innovative approaches to increase the acceptance and deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). This will be accomplished in part by funding three different Areas of Interest (AOI) which focus on: AFV-use demonstrations via hands-on experiences, safety-related training, and emergency preparedness.

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Request for Information (RFI): High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is developing a pipeline of high impact, cost-effective, energy saving and underutilized commercial building technologies.  This RFI seeks information regarding the development and maintenance of new and existing tools, specifications, case studies and other resources actively deployed by the Commercial Buildings Integration program. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to cost-effective, market-ready, high impact commercial building technologies, as defined in the criteria above. EERE is specifically interested in information related to available high impact technologies, potential host sites for technology demonstrations and market interest in technologies.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

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14-511 – NSF/DOE Partnership On Advanced Frontiers In Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Production via Solar Water Splitting Technologies 2014-2016 

Letter of Intent Due: 10/06/2014
Full Application Due: 12/11/2014

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has established a partnership with the Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in order to address critical fundamental and applied research challenges associated with advanced technologies for the production of hydrogen fuel via solar water splitting processes. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the complementary missions of applied research, development and demonstration (DOE) and use-inspired fundamental research and education (NSF) to address issues of national importance that impact the sustainable production of fuels using renewable resources. The Directorate for Engineering seeks proposals with transformative ideas that meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation.

 

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DE-FOA-0000966 – Notice of Intent: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies 

The mission of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is to enable the widespread commercialization of a portfolio of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through applied research, technology development and demonstration, and diverse efforts to overcome institutional and market challenges.  Fuel cell systems research and development (R&D) is working to reduce cost and improve durability for fuel cells used in transportation, stationary, and portable applications. Hydrogen fuel R&D continues to improve hydrogen-producing technologies from renewable resources, end use delivery, and lightweight, compact, low-cost storage systems. To accomplish
this mission, FCTO has developed a strategic plan, or multi year program plan to identify the technical challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. These technical challenges and barriers form the basis for FCTO to issue funding opportunities announcements (FOAs) for financial assistance awards in these specific areas. However, FCTO recognizes that there may be very novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily satisfy the requirement of specific FOAs yet still meet the goals and mission of FCTO. The FCTO Incubator Program is intended to identify these potentially impactful ideas that are not addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or project portfolio. It is NOT intended to fund projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in FCTO’s strategic plan or current portfolio.

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DE-FOA-0001069: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program” 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program.” EERE’s objective in this FOA is to promote the advancement of thermal energy processes capable of converting geothermal heat sources into power, in conjunction with the development or exploitation of technologies capable of capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines to economically extract resources that can provide additional revenue streams to geothermal operators. This targeted initiative of the GTO focuses on strategic mineral extraction as a path to optimize the value stream of low-to-moderate temperature resources.

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EERE Unsolicited Proposals 

Unsolicited Proposals

Most EERE financial assistance is awarded on a competitive basis, however, financial assistance can be awarded on a noncompetitive basis through the unsolicited proposal program. An unsolicited proposal is an application for financial assistance that is not submitted at the request of EERE or in response to a solicitation announcement. Unsolicited proposals are submitted solely at the discretion of the proposer.

Unsolicited proposals are sometimes submitted in response to a notice of program interest (NOPI). NOPIs are not solicitations, but they do alert potential applicants to areas of research in which EERE is interested. NOPIs may indicate areas in which the submission of unsolicited proposals may be more likely to result in funding.

Unsolicited proposals may be selected for funding if they:

  • Demonstrate a unique and innovative concept or a unique capability
  • Offer a concept or service not otherwise available to the government
  • Do not resemble recent, current, or pending competitive solicitations
  • Independently originate with the proposer without government supervision.

Unsolicited proposals are considered noncompetitive.

To submit an unsolicited proposal, contact:

John N. Augustine, Mail Stop 921-107

Unsolicited Proposal Manager

U.S. Department of Energy

National Energy Technology Laboratory

626 Cochrans Mill Road

P.O. Box 10940

Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

John.Augustine@netl.doe.gov

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DE-FOA-0000807: Nuclear Energy University Programs-Fellowship and Scholarship Support
Issue Date: December 3rd, 2012
Application Due Date: Continuously through November 30th, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to award multiple cooperative agreements (each anticipated to be for a term of up to five years, but which could continue for up to eight years – see Section II, paragraph F of this funding opportunity announcement) to accredited U.S. Colleges and Universities (hereafter referred to as “Universities”) to allow two- and four- year Universities to receive and administer fellowship and scholarship funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) to selected students who will be attending their Universities. Universities will be allocated the money for specific students selected by a separate DOE-NE process.

These cooperative agreements will allow students from recipient Universities to apply for DOE-NE fellowships and scholarships through separate competitive Requests for Applications (typically issued in December). This vehicle establishes a mechanism for the scholarship and/or fellowship funding to be transferred to the Universities and establishes the allowable costs for the program. The fellowships and scholarships are focused on two-, four-year, and graduate programs in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy, such as Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Health Physics, Nuclear Materials Science, Radiochemistry, Applied Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Policy, Radiation Protection Technology, Nuclear Power Technology, Nuclear Maintenance Technology, and Nuclear Engineering Technology at Universities and Colleges located in the United States (U.S.).

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SunShot Price: Race to the Rooftops

Competition Rules Released and Registration to Compete Period Begins: September 12, 2012
Pre‐Submission and Submission Period Begins: December 31, 2012
Registration to Compete Deadline:   5:00 PM ET, October 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative aims to make subsidy‐free solar energy cost‐competitive with conventional forms of energy by the end of the decade. SunShot drives
American innovation in manufacturing, engineering, and business through a series of programs
designed to spark and promote market solutions to solar energy development and clean energy
growth. 

SunShot Price: Race to the Rooftops

SunShot Initiative Postdoctoral Research Awards

The Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies that have the greatest potential to benefit the nation and the world. A growing solar industry also stimulates our economy by creating jobs in solar manufacturing and installation.

SETP has recently launched a major new program called the SunShot Initiativeto reduce the total costs of solar energy systems by about 75 percent before the end of the decade. This major national effort to make solar energy technologies cost competitive with other forms of energy, without subsidies, will leverage the combined technical expertise of research laboratories, academic institutions, and industry across the country. By reducing the cost for utility-scale installations by about 75 percent to roughly $1 per wattt — which would correspond to approximately 6 cents per kilowatt hour — solar energy systems could be broadly deployed across the country.

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DE-FOA-0000589 Solicitation

 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)

Applications Accepted Year-Round

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of scientist and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. The EERE STP Fellows will apply the expertise gained from advanced degrees and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives. As a result of their participation on this program, Fellows are expected to:

  • Gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development.
  • Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying their scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Continue their education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.
  • Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission.

Two levels of Fellowships, Fellows and Senior Fellows, will allow both recent graduates and experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the EERE STP Fellowships. Fellows will be assigned to policy-related projects and be mentored by senior EERE staff.

 

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DE-FOA-0001177: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”.

The TABB FOA seeks to reduce the cost of algal biofuels. BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology (SOT) for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) without valuable co-products.   The TABB FOA will support work at bench and process development scales to develop valuable co-products, crop protection, and CO2 utilization strategies. BETO expects the TABB FOA to result in modeled algal biofuel costs of less than $5 gge by 2019. This will provide alternative, nearer-term pathways to achieve BETO’s goal of $3 gge advanced algal biofuels validation by 2030.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange September 2014.                           

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