US Department of Energy

DE-FOA-0001245: Support of Advanced Coal Research at
       United States Colleges and Universities
DE-FOA-0001201: Fiscal Year 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program
DE-FOA-0001269 – Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory
DE-FOA-0001182 – Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance
        Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation
DE-FOA-0001213: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator
ARPA-E – DE-FOA-0001261: OPEN 2015
H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition
DE-FOA-0001255: Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with
        Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC)
DE-FOA-0001256: Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with
        Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) (SBIR/STTR)
DE-FOA-0001195 - Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for
        Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS2)
DE-FOA-0001227 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and
        Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
DE-FOA-0001250 - Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science
DE-FOA-0001117 - Building America Industry Partnerships for
        High Performance Housing Innovations 
DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
        Transfer (STTR) Programs
DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)
DE-FOA-0001220: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and
        Solar PV (SHINES) (NOI)
DE-FOA-0001218: Photovoltaic Module Recycling (RFI)
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-0001204: FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of
       
Science Financial Assistance Program
DE-FOA-0001186: Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE
       Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO)
DE-FOA-0001167 Buildings University Innovators
        and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015
DE-FOA-0001162: Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)
DE-FOA-0001184: Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA)
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-0001245: Support of Advanced Coal Research at United States Colleges and Universities

Application Due Date: 3/6/2015

For 35 years through the University Coal Research (UCR) program, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOEs) Office of Fossil Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory have solicited applications from U.S. colleges and universities. Annually, through this Funding Opportunity Announcement, research is sought to advance the science and technology of coal conversion and utilization. These proposals are evaluated by internal and external reviewers from DOE and industry, and the most meritorious proposals are selected for financial assistance under the UCR program.

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DE-FOA-0001201: Fiscal Year 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program

Application Due Date: 04/10/2015

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle
Technologies Office (VTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY 2015
Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

The U.S. transportation sector accounts for two-thirds of U.S. petroleum use, and on-road
vehicles are responsible for 80 percent of that amount. U.S. dependence on oil for
transportation affects the national economy and its potential for future growth – the U.S.
continues to send nearly $1 billion a day overseas for oil and the average U.S. household spends
nearly one-fifth of its total expenditures on transportation, making it the second-most
expensive spending category after housing. Oil price volatility also affects the national
economy and household budgets. Over the past ten years, U.S. regular conventional retail
gasoline prices have fluctuated from below $1.50 to over $4, resulting in increases to annual
household budgets as large as $1,500 per average passenger car. In addition, the U.S.
transportation sector accounts for approximately one-third of U.S. energy-related carbon
pollution, and, despite recent progress in reducing other emissions, it remains a significant
source of air pollution. To address these pressing challenges and help Americans reduce their
transportation energy costs, there are two key solution pathways: (1) use conventional fuels
more efficiently, and (2) replace them with cost-competitive, domestically-produced
alternatives. Public investment in advanced transportation technologies that enable both of
these pathways will improve the Nation’s energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
and strengthen U.S. global economic competitiveness.

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DE-FOA-0001269 – Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory

Application Due Date: 04/30/2015

The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),hereby announces its interest in receiving proposals forTopical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. Topical Collaborations are fixed-term, multi-institution collaborations established to
investigate a specific topic in nuclear physics of special interest to the community, which is aligned with programmatic NP goals and has not been addressed by a previous Topical Collaboration. Topical Collaborations also provide a mechanism for maintaining a robust
community, by encouraging the creation of tenured university appointments and permanent laboratory positions in nuclear theory.
 

 

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DE-FOA-0001182 – Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation

The Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) refines the approach that was used for the FY13 Systems Performance Advancement FOA (SPA I), which developed and tested components to validate performance prior to integration with systems. This funding opportunity focuses on achieving technical performance gains through advanced controls, Power-Take Off (PTO) components, and innovative structures. SPA II is a progression from SPA I, with additional emphasis on the validation of component metrics, as well as crosscutting component applications for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. SPA I awardee selection is not a prerequisite for SPA II funding.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports component development and performance test validation under three topic areas, chosen for their potential impact on reducing the levelized cost of marine and hydrokinetic energy. Specifically, the topic areas aim to increase annual energy production through greater conversion efficiencies; increase availability through greater reliability and survivability; and reduce the cost of capital expenses, as well as operations and maintenance through increased manufacturability, and increased applicability.

  • Topic Area 1: Advanced Controls. Metrics: 1) 50% increase in absorbed power, or 2) 25% load reduction.
  • Topic Area 2: Crosscutting PTO Component. Metrics: 1) 25% increase in component rating/per unit cost, or 2) 50% reduction in failure rate.
  • Topic Area 3: Innovative Structures. Metrics: 1) 25% increase in absorbed power, 2) 25% percent load reduction, or 3) 50% reduction in failure rate.

EERE anticipates making awards that range from $1,500,000 to $2,500,000, with a period of performance of 24 months. Awards in Topic Area 1 may be up to $2,500,000 each; awards in Topic Area 2 may be up to $2,000,000 each; awards in Topic Area 3 may be up to $1,500,000 each. A 20% cost share is required.

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DE-FOA-0001213: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator

Application Due Date: 03/30/2015 at 5:00PM, EST

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of “highest probability of success” pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact. This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE’s greatest strengths, but it can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.
To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is continuing to issue “Incubator” Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices’ existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.

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ARPA-E – DE-FOA-0001261: OPEN 2015

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: February 27, 2015
Submission Deadline for Full Application: TBD

The objective of an ARPA-E OPEN FOA is simple, yet comprehensive: to support the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. ARPA-E seeks to support transformational research in all areas of energy R&D, covering transportation and stationary applications. Areas of research responsive to this FOA include (but are not limited to) electricity generation by both renewable and non-renewable means; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation, including the production and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable fuels, electrification, and energy efficiency in transportation. 

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H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the launch of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. The two-year competition challenges America’s engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. This H-Prize competition will assist in expanding the hydrogen infrastructure across the country to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Successful entries will install and test systems that generate hydrogen using electricity or natural gas for refueling hydrogen vehicles. The winning team will receive a $1 million cash prize.

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DE-FOA-0001255: Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC)

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 01/22/2015
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: TBD 

The MOSAIC (Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration) Program will fund potentially disruptive technologies and related system concepts to achieve new performance and cost benchmarks for solar-electric generation from photovoltaics (PV). Specifically, MOSAIC will develop novel concepts that integrate arrays of high-performance micro-scale concentrated PV (micro-CPV) elements into modules that are similar in profile and cost to traditional non-concentrated “flat-plate” (FP) PV, but achieve the performance level associated with conventional Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV). Realization of the aggressive targets of MOSAIC will require the formation of R&D teams from several communities, including material scientists, electrical and packaging engineers, optical engineers, micro-scale manufacturing specialists, and researchers in polymers and opto-electronics. 

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DE-FOA-0001256: Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) (SBIR/STTR)

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 01/22/2015
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: TBD 

The MOSAIC (Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration) Program will fund potentially disruptive technologies and related system concepts to achieve new performance and cost benchmarks for solar-electric generation from photovoltaics (PV).   Specifically, MOSAIC will develop novel concepts that integrate arrays of high-performance micro-scale concentrated PV (micro-CPV) elements into modules that are similar in profile and cost to traditional non-concentrated “flat-plate” (FP) PV, but achieve the performance level associated with conventional Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV).  Realization of the aggressive targets of MOSAIC will require the formation of R&D teams from several communities, including material scientists, electrical and packaging engineers, optical engineers, micro-scale manufacturing specialists, and researchers in polymers and opto-electronics. 

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DE-FOA-0001195 - Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS2) 

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 01/07/2015
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 03/12/2015 

The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS 2) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and will develop accelerated tests to better understand how solar modules degrade over time and achieve improved lifetime performance of the modules.

Key focus areas will include using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis to gain a better understanding of why solar modules fail, developing improved product tests and new rapid testing techniques or instruments – either outdoors after installation or during the manufacturing process – that evaluate module reliability, and improving data models to predict performance over time.

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DE-FOA-0001227 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Letter of Intent Due Date: 12/15/2014
Application Due Date: 02/03/2015 
 

The objectives of the SBIR/STTR programs include increasing private sector commercialization of technology
developed through DOE-supported research and development (R&D), stimulating technological innovation in
the private sector, and improving the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and
social benefits to the nation. DOE will support high-quality research or R&D on advanced concepts concerning
important mission-related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that are likely to lead to
significant public benefit from promising research.

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DE-FOA-0001250 - Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science

Application Due Date: 03/19/2015

The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby invites applications with the potential to enable significant research and computational advances for extreme-scale science. The mission of the DOE Office of Science is the delivery of scientific discoveries, capabilities and major scientific tools to transform the understanding of nature and to advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. Extreme-scale science research recognizes that fundamentally different techniques, software tools, and approaches will likely be needed to reap scientific benefits from disruptive, but potentially revolutionary, changes in technology. Major changes are occurring not only in scientific computing technologies (e.g., processors, memory and interconnect systems), but also in sensors and other hardware technologies at DOE experimental and observational scientific user facilities. The purpose of this Announcement is to invite exploratory basic research applications with the potential to deliver significantly advanced or improved science capabilities in light of emerging and disruptive technology changes. A companion Program Announcement to DOE Laboratories (LAB 15-0001250) will be posted on the SC Grants and Contracts web site at:http://www.science.doe.gov/grants The full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is located on FedConnect. 

 

 

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DE-FOA-0001117 - Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations 

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: December 12, 2014, 05:00pm EST
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: February 4, 2015, 05:00pm EST

With this FOA, EERE anticipates selecting and funding 1 to 4 building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program. Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. Core technical challenges include: A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes

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DE-FOA-0001167 - Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015

Application Due Date: January 28, 2015

The BUILD FOA is planned as an annual release that seeks to improve the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy efficiency R&D, develop strong industrial partnerships and improve manufacturing education. This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies. Teams of engineering and business students will develop and work toward commercializing building energy-efficient technologies or approaches. Teams may develop a technology (hardware), software, or a manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential. The full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168 is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications will only be accepted through that website. 

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

Letter of Intent: Monday, December 15 before 5:00 p.m. EST
Energy Department SBIR/STTR informational webinar on EERE topics and subtopics: November 7: 1:30pm – 3:00pm EST
EERE webinar for cleantech SBIR/STTR applicants: December 8: 11:00am – 1:30pm EST
Application Due Date: February 3, 2015

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies.

This year, EERE’s areas of interest range from energy-saving buildings and manufacturing to sustainable transportation and renewable electricity generation. Today’s announcement includes a new type of subtopic—the technology transfer opportunity—which aims to have small businesses commercialize intellectual property from Energy Department-funded labs and universities. Small businesses that are selected for any EERE SBIR/STTR funding keep the rights to new technologies they develop, and are encouraged to transfer these technologies to the marketplace.

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DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

Application Due Date: 3/9/2015

The goal of the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid. Such an integrated solution should utilize smart inverters, and be capable of working with smart buildings, smart appliances, and utility communication and control systems. The solutions thus developed will enable widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable PV generation, and provide for successful integration of PV power plants with the electric grid.

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DE-FOA-0001220: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) (NOI)

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/16/2014 5:00 PM ET
Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/19/2015 5:00 PM ET

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-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”

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2015 5:00 PM ET

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-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.

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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-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: 01/26/2015

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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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.

SunShot Initiative Postdoctoral Research Awards

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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.

Fellowships Website

 

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