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DE-FOA-0001220: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and
        Solar PV (SHINES) (NOI)
DE-FOA-0001218: Photovoltaic Module Recycling (RFI)
DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D- 2015
DE-FOA-0001203: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation
        Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 (RFI)
DE-FOA-0001198: Generators for Small Electrical and Thermal
        Systems (GENSETS)
DE-FOA-0001200: Notice of Intent: “Building America Industry Partnerships for
        High Performance Housing Innovation”
DE-FOA-0001207 – Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy
        Crop Development
DE-FOA-0001204: FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of
       
Science Financial Assistance Program
DE-FOA-0001197: Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling (ARID)
DE-FOA-0001211: Transportation Energy Resources From Renewable Agriculture (TERRA)
DE-FOA-0001186: Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE
       Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO)
DE-FOA-0001180:  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-0001162: Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)
DE-FOA-0001184: Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA)
DE-FOA-0001174 -Atmospheric System Research Program
Request for Information (RFI): High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment
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
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DE-FOA-0001220: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) (NOI)

Application Due Date: TBD

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES)”.

As solar power plants proliferate, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for integrating PV with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels. The goal is to enable holistic design, development, and widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable solutions that have energy storage as one of the key components for successful integration of PV power plants.

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DE-FOA-0001218: Photovoltaic Module Recycling (RFI)

Application Due Date: TBD

The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a request for information (RFI) regarding the possible technical areas of research in the area of photovoltaic module recycling.  DOE intends to understand the current state of recycling technology and the areas of research that could lead to impactful recycling technologies to support the developing photovoltaic industry.  The intent of this RFI is to generate discussion related to planning for the end of life of photovoltaic modules and to create a list of high impact research topics in photovoltaics recycling.

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DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D- 2015

Application Due Date: 1/15/2015Through research and development of solid-state lighting (SSL)—including both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies —the objectives of this opportunity are to:

  • Maximize the energy-efficiency of SSL products in the marketplace;
  • Remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance;
  • Reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires;
  • Improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products; and
  • Encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within the SSL industry.

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DE-FOA-0001203: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 (RFI)

Application Due Date: TBD

EERE intends to issue, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015
(AFFECT 2015).” This RFI seeks input from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the
subject of the anticipated FOA and related details. If the FOA is issued, it will likely provide
grants to Federal agencies for renewable energy projects that are incorporated into a privately
financed performance contract, such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract or Utility
Energy Service Contract, or as part of a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Applications for renewable energy projects that are financed through appropriations will also be
considered. A key merit review criterion will likely be how much private and/or agency funds
are leveraged against the FEMP AFFECT grant funding. Highly leveraging outside funds
through performance contracting is important, because it will lead to projects of greater impact.
If the FOA is issued, it will be released at some point in Fiscal Year 2015, which began October
1, 2014 and ends September 30, 2015.

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DE-FOA-0001198: Generators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS)

Application Due Date: TBD

The GENSETS Program – GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems – seeks to fundthe development of potentially disruptive generator technologies that will enable widespreaddeployment of residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. Here, CHP is defined asthe distributed generation of electricity from piped-in natural gas fuel at a residence or acommercial site complemented by use of exhaust heat for local heating and cooling. If adoptedwidely by U.S. residential and commercial sectors, GENSETS CHP systems could lead to annualprimary energy savings of more than 5 quadrillion BTU (quads). GENSETS systems could alsoprovide annual CO2 emissions reductions of more than 200 million metric tons, which is roughly10% of the CO2 produced annually from U.S. electricity generation and 4% of total U.S. annualCO2 emissions.

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DE-FOA-0001200: Notice of Intent: “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation”

Application Due Date: TBD

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of 
the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled 
“Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations.” 

The proposed FOA supports EERE’s 2015 effort for the Building America Research Program to
implement Market Stimulation of Innovations sub-strategy in the residential building sector. The
Building America Research Program is the Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) Program’s
premier applied research program. The Program is responsible for over 40 housing innovations
to date that have enabled technology and market advancements in residential energy efficiency.
Since 1994, the rigor of the national energy code has increased over 40% by applying high
performance building envelope innovations proven with Building America research and
demonstration

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DE-FOA-0001207 – Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development

Application Issue Date: 10/01/2014
Application Due Date: 01/16/2015

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 applications for research that supports the Genomic Science research program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov). In this FOA, applications are requested for: i) Systems-level research to better understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms that control bioenergy crop vigor, resource use efficiency, and resilience/adaptability to abiotic stress, as well as interactions with the surrounding environment, in order to increase biomass productivity under changing and at times suboptimal conditions; ii) Systems biology-enabled investigations into the role(s) of microbial and microbial communities in the complex and multi-scaled interactions of the plant-soil-environment: contribution(s) to bioenergy feedstock plant performance, adaptation, and resilience in the face of a broad range of changing environmental conditions and abiotic stressors (e.g., climate), and the impacts of introducing bioenergy cropping systems on the local ecosystem.

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DE-FOA-0001204: FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of
Science Financial Assistance Program

Application Issue Date: 10/01/2014
Application Due Date: 09/15/2015 (or until replaced by a successor FOA)

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in
receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced
Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research,
Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. On September 3, 1992,
DOE published in the Federal Register the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance
Program (now called the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program), 10 CFR 605, as a
Final Rule, which contained a solicitation for this program. Information about submission of
applications, eligibility, limitations, evaluation and selection processes and other policies and
procedures are specified in 10 CFR 605.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0001204, is our annual, broad, open
solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout
the Fiscal Year.

FY 2015 Continutation DE-FOA-0001024

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DE-FOA-0001197: Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling (ARID)

Application Issue Date: 09/26/2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 11/10/2014, 5 PM ET
Submission Deadline for Full Application: TBD, 5 PM ET

This program seeks to fund transformative new power plant cooling technologies that enable high thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency with zero net water dissipation to the atmosphere.  Of particular interest to this program are technologies that incorporate air cooling, sorption-based cooling, multimode (convection/radiant) cooling, large capacity cool storage, or any other innovative heat rejection technology that addresses the programmatic goals. Successful technologies emerging from this program will enable continued reliable and efficient domestic electric power production, independent of population growth and climatic variations and with minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Market penetration of these technologies will significantly reduce the risk of lost thermoelectric power production. This program aims to bridge the gap between fundamental scientific advances, such as those arising from the NSF Thermal Transport Processes Program, ONR Ship Systems and Engineering Research Program (Thermal Energy Management), and the NSF/EPRI Advanced Dry Cooling for Power Plants program, and technology that will have a transformative impact in dry-cooling of power plants.

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DE-FOA-0001211: Transportation Energy Resources From Renewable Agriculture (TERRA)

Application Issue Date: 10/1/2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 11/10/2014, 5PM EST
Submission Deadline for Full Application: 11/17/2014, 5PM EST

There is an urgent need to accelerate energy crop development for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. Recent technological advancements have now made it possible to extract massive volumes of genetic, physiological, and environmental data from certain crops, but, even with these resources, the data still cannot be processed into the knowledge needed to predict crop performance in the field.   The overall objective of the TERRA program is to develop tools that enable an increase in the rate and extent of genetic improvement of the yield of bioenergy crops grown in the field. If successful, the program will enhance land use efficiency, reduce competition between bioenergy and food crops, improve environmental sustainability, and provide a more stable supply of biomass for transportation fuels and bio-refineries.

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DE-FOA-0001186: Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO)

Informational Webinar: 10/10/2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 11/26/2014
Submission Deadline for Full Application: 2/20/2015

Building upon the successful outcomes of the 2012 SunShot CSP R&D FOA, the CSP: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities FOA seeks to further CSP system technologies by soliciting transformative projects for all of the components of a CSP plant. These innovative projects will seek to meet the targets set out in the SunShot Vision Study, enabling CSP to be cost-competitive with conventional forms of electric power generation. Projects will address challenges in every technical system of the plant, including solar collectors, receivers and heat transfer fluids, thermal energy storage, power cycles, as well as operations and maintenance, which have not been previously specifically targeted by CSP FOAs.

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

Deadline for Concept Papers: 11/10/2014
Full Application Due Date: 1/12/2015

First Informational Webinar: 10/15/2014
Second informational Webinar: 12/1/201

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-0001162: Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)

Webinar Date : 10/8/2014
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/15/2014 5:00 PM ET

The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: high costs of producing algal biomass and low yields of target biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae.  Specifically, the TABB FOA will support: 1) the development of algae cultures that produce valuable bioproducts alongside biofuels to increase the overall value of the biomass; and 2) the development of crop protection and CO2 utilization technologies to boost culture productivity and yield to reduce the cost of the biomass.  The goal is to enable a modeled minimum fuel selling price, assuming mature technologies, of less than $5 gasoline gallon equivalent for algal biofuels through creation of valuable products alongside biofuels and achieving increased biomass productivity that leads to higher feedstock yields.

The TABB FOA includes two topic areas:

  1. Consortia that bring together upstream and downstream expertise to develop biofuels and bioproducts from algae that are comparable and competitive with their petroleum-based counterparts and have broad national market impacts;
  2. Single investigator or small team technology development projects focused on developing crop protection or CO2 utilization technologies to raise the biomass productivity and demonstrate that the increase could lead to higher yields.

Consortia projects in Topic Area 1 will develop and characterize finished bioproducts and biofuels spanning the entire algae processing system (cultivation, harvesting, processing, refining/bioproduct production).  The projects in Topic Area 2 will increase algal biomass productivity and/or yield via crop protection or CO2 utilization strategies.

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DE-FOA-0001162: TARGETED ALGAL BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS (TABB)

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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-0001174 – Atmospheric System Research Program

Application Issue Date: 08/05/2014
Pre Application Due Date: 09/05/2014, 5:00PM, EST
Full Appllication 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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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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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 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 watt “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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