New Funding Opportunities

This section organizes a summary of funding opportunities that Great Lakes Energy Institute would like to share with our campus community. Funding opportunities that are recently released can be found in New Funding. Funding opportunities that are still accepting applications but have not been released recently can be found in Open Funding

Contact Grant Goodrich (gxg183@case.edu) with any questions.

New Funding Opportunities
FOA Title Program Deadline Amount Date Added

UEF Grant

United Engineering Foundation (UEF)

6/1/2017

$80,000-$100,000

2/22/2017

Environmental Sustainability

NSF

10/20/2017

$100,000-$300,000

2/22/2017

Environmental Engineering

NSF

10/20/2017

$110,000-$330,000

2/22/2017

Technology Development Workshop

DOE

11/14/2017-11/15/2017

n/a

2/22/2017

Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

DOE

6/7/2017-6/8/2017

n/a

2/22/2017

Catalysis

NSF

10/1/2017-10/20/2017

$100,000-$150,000

2/20/2017

2017 Broad Agency Announcement

DOD

1/31/2018

not specified

2/20/2017

Petroleum Research Foundation - New Directions

American Chemical Society

3/17/2017

$110,000

2/20/2017

Petroleum Research Foundation - Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)

American Chemical Society

3/17/2017

$110,000

2/20/2017

Better Buildings Summit

DOE

5/15/2017-5/17/2017

n/a

2/20/2017

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshop

NSF

5/21/2017-5/24/2017

n/a

2/20/2017

Energy for Sustainability

NSF

10/1/2017-10/20/2017

Not specified

2/15/2017

The Arc of Science: Research to Results

NSF

2/15/2017

n/a

2/13/2017

Responding to Global Manufacturing Challenges: The Business Case for Manufacturing USA Institutes

DOE-EERE

3/1/2017

n/a

2/13/2017

2017 Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E

2/27/2017-3/1/2017

n/a

2/6/2017

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

NSF

Open

Not specified

2/6/2017

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO)

United States Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration

2/21/2017

$2,750,000

1/27/2017

Sloan Research Fellowships

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

9/15/2017

$60,000

1/25/2017

Cottrell Scholar Award

Research Corporation For Science Advancement

5/1/2017

$100,000

1/25/2017

NSF 17-537: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

NSF

7/20/2017

Varies

1/24/2017

NASA Education 2017 Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research Fellowship Activity (2017 AS&ASTAR)

NASA

2/24/2017

$150,000-$165,000

1/20/2017

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

EREF

6/1/2017

$15,000-$500,000

1/20/2017

DOE-1737: Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR)

DOE-ARPA-E

3/17/2017

$250,000-$1,000,000

1/20/2017

NSF-17-532: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education

NSF

3/15/2017

$500,000

1/18/2017

DE-FOA-0001721: Draft Marine and Hydrokinetic Program Strategy

DOE-EERE

2/28/2017

N/A

1/18/2017

DE-FOA-0001727: Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS)

DOE-ARPA-E

2/21/2017

$250,000-$10,000,000

1/18/2017

Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

DOD-AFRL

12/23/2021

Unspecified

1/18/2017

NSF-17-529: Cyber-Physical Systems

NSF

3/6/2017

$300,000-$7,000,000

1/18/2017

NSF-17-534: Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering

NSF

3/22/2017

$400,000-$2,000,000

1/18/2017

DE-FOA-0001465 Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration

DOE-EERE

1/31/2017

$250,000-$2,500,000

1/18/2017

Additive Manufacturing Alloys for Naval Environments (AMANE)

 

DOD-ONR

 

 

2/15/2017

 

$300,000-$400,000

1/18/2017

DE-FOA-0001703: Innovative Pathways FOA

DOE-EERE

3/15/2017

$1,000,000

12/21/2016

DE-FOA-0001639: FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE-EERE

3/24/2017

$1,000,000-$5,000,000

12/21/2016

DE-FOA-0001629: FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE-EERE

3/24/2017

$200,000-$7,500,000

12/19/2016

DE-FOA-0001628: Productivity Enhanced Algae Tool-Kits

DOE-EERE

2/22/2017

$1,5000-$3,000,000

12/19/2016

NSF-17-533: Innovation Corps-Nodes Program

NSF

3/14/2017

$900,000-$1,200,000

12/19/2016

DE-FOA-0001674: Scientific Discovery through Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Office of Nuclear Energy

DOE-Office of Science

4/5/2017

$800,000-$1,600,000

12/19/2016

DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

DOE-EERE

3/1/2017

$1,000,000-$5,000,000

12/19/2016

NOI: DE-FOA-0001709: Extending Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

12/19/2016

NOI: DE-EERE-FOA-0001707: Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

12/9/2016

DE-ARPA-E-FOA-0001714: Facsimile Appearance to Create Energy Savings 

DOE-ARPA-E

1/16/2017

$250,000-$9,500,000

12/9/2016

NSF-17-530: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

NSF

3/6/2017

$2,500,000

12/9//2016

Meeting the Challenge: 2017 Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Safety Forum 

Sandia National Laboratories

2/22/2017-2/24/2017

N/A

12/2/2016

DE-FOA-0001632 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2017

DOE-EERE

Concept Paper: 1/4/2017

$200,000 - $3,000,000

12/2/2016

DE-FOA-0001647 Fuel Cells Technologies Office Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE-EERE

Concept Paper: 12/20/2016

$1,000,000-$2,000,000 11/18/2016

DE-FOA-0001649 Solar Forecasting II

DOE-EERE

Concept Paper: 12/30/2016

$750,000-$2,000,000

11/17/2016

NSF-17-521 Algorithms for Modern Power System

NSF

2/13/2017

$300,000

11/17/2016

DE-FOA-0001698 Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: Nuclear Physics 

DOE- Office of Science

2/24/2017

$1,000,000

11/17/2016

NOI: DE-FOA- 0001706 FY17 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement 

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

11/17/2016

RFI: DE-FOA-0001700 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing: Identifying Specific Components for Manufacturing Standardization

DOE-EERE

12/30/2017

n/a

11/17/2016

Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Program

DOE-ONR

12/31/2017

$750,000

11/17/2016

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal 1/3/2017

varies

11/10/2016

Biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo

Office of Naval Research

7/20/2017

n/a

11/10/2016

Chemistry on Indoor Environments

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

open

~$800,000

11/10/2016

DE-FOA-0001650: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

DOE

3/20/2017

$1,000,000-$5,000,000

10/14/2016

DE-FOA-0001664:FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

DOE

9/30/2017

$2,000-$4,000,000

10/11/2016

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

ONR

9/30/2017

unspecified

10/11/2016

NSF-16-610: Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

NSF

2/16/2017

$100,000-$5,000,000

10/11/2016

DE-FOA-0001657: NOI: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) 2: Modules and Systems

Department of Energy

N/a

$500k - $3 million 

9/16/2016

2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO

Office of Naval Research Science & Technology

7/20-21/ 2017

N/a

9/15/2016

BAA-12-02-PKS: Sensor Innovative Research

Department of Defense

04/05/17

Unspecified

01/11/2016


UEF Grant

Through this grant, the United Engineering Foundation seeks to advance the engineering arts and sciences and well-being of humanity. Grants should be aligned with advanced engineering.

Submission Details:

Concept Paper: June 1, 2017

Full Proposal: August 1, 2017

For more information visit uefounation.org

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Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability program is housed under the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster that includes environmental sustainability as well as biological and environmental interactions of nanoscale materials. The Environmental Sustainability program supports sustainable engineered systems that enhance human wellbeing and engineering research whose goal it is to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Research efforts can incorporate contributions from the social science as well as ethics. Four supported research areas include the following:

1. Industrial Ecology

2. Green Engineering

3. Ecological Engineering

4. Earth Systems Engineering

Submission Details:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering program is housed under the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster that includes environmental sustainability as well as biological and environmental interactions of nanoscale materials. The Environmental Engineering program supports groundbreaking research that applies scientific principles to minimize liquid, solid, and gaseous discharges from human activity and promoting energy conservation. This program also supports research that identifies, evaluates, and monitors the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment. Proposals that investigate sensors, materials, or devices that does not include these products with an environmental engineering activity or research will potentially be returned without being reviewed. Areas of interest include the following:

1. Enhancing the availability of high quality of water supplies

2. Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soil.

Submission Details:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Technology Development Workshop

This workshop will include robust exchange of information of SSL product performance and trends related to systems and applications. There will also be open discussion about the challenges of specifying SSL products in the present day. Lighting designers, specifiers, distributors, end users, chip makers, luminaire manufacturers, and industry will be present for this workshop.

Workshop Details:

Date: November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Additional details will be released in early summer.

For more information visit energy.gov

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Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

This workshop is the most recent addition in the DOE SSL Program. It will be a relevant and topical meeting to gather a wide array of diverse perspectives on future lighting systems. There will be technical discussions to analyze key obstacles in reaching the full potential of these systems. Facilitated discussion will take place in order to identify practical paths moving forward as well as opportunities for government and industry collaboration. First-rate experts and stakeholder from lighting, semiconductor, and IT industries will be present.

Workshop Details:

Date: June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Additional details will be released in the spring.

For more information visit energy.gov

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Catalysis

This program is included in the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which consists of process separations, process systems, reaction engineering, and molecular thermodynamics, and energy for sustainability. The main objection of this program is to promote research in catalytic engineering science and enhance fundamental understanding and the creation of catalytic materials and reactions that of benefit to society. Research in this program should focus on the understanding of catalytic materials and reactions, using synthetic, theoretical, and experimental approaches. Target applications consists of fuels, specialty and bulk chemicals, environmental catalysis, biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, generation of solar hydrogen, efficient routes to energy use, and conversion of greenhouse gases. Topic ares of interest include:

1. Renewable energy-related catalysis with applications in electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and catalytic conversion of biomass-derived chemicals.

2. Catalytic alternatives to traditionally non-catalytic reaction processes and new catalyst designs for established catalytic processes

3. Environmental catalysis (energy-efficient and green routes to fuels and chemicals)

4. Catalytic remediation of feedstocks, process streams, products, or effluents

5. Commercially scalable methods of catalyst synthesis

6. New catalytic materials and architectures (substituting earth-abundant materials for precious and noble metal catalysts)

7. Basic understanding of catalytic materials, reaction pathways, kinetics, and surface mechanisms

8. Durable, poison-resistant, and easily regenerable catalyst formulations and designs

9. Advances in tools for catalyst characterization and theoretical/computational catalysis

Submission Deadline:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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2017 Broad Agency Announcement

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has released this 2017 Broad Agency Announcement for multiple research and topic areas. The ERDC conducts research in hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, water quality, aquatic plants, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/chemical/mechanical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conversation, and ecological processes.

Submission Deadline:

January 31, 2018

For more information visit grants.gov

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Petroleum Research Foundation - New Directions

The overarching goals of the American Chemical Society Research Fund are to develop fundamental research in the petroleum field as well as support the next generation of engineering and scientists through the promotion of advanced scientific education. The specific objectives of the New Directions Grant Program is to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty and enhance the careers of their student scientists and engineers. The New Directions grants program will provide funds to scientists and engineers with limited preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to look for continuation funding from other agencies. New Directions grants function to illustrate proof of concept and feasibility. This grant can also be seen as seed money for new research projects. Excluded from consideration are Lead PIs who have had previous/current support for the project and proposals representing ideas that are a logical extension of ongoing research from the Lead PI's lab. Preliminary results and communications are not required.

Submission Deadline:

March 17, 2017

For more information visit acs.org

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Petroleum Research Foundation - Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)

The overarching goals of the American Chemical Society Research Fund are to develop fundamental research in the petroleum field as well as support the next generation of engineering and scientists through the promotion of advanced scientific education. The specific objectives of the Doctoral New Investigator Grants is to give start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first appointment assistant professor or a ranking that is similar. Doctoral New Investigator Grants is seeking investigator-initiated, original research across the spectrum of our mission. Research projects have to be unique.

Submission Deadline:

March 17, 2017

For more information visit acs.org

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Better Buildings Summit

The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% in the next ten years. The Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to discuss and exchange best practices as well as demonstrated market solutions with an emphasis on discussing future opportunities for better energy efficiency in U.S. buildings and homes. More than 900 participants will engage in dialogue focusing on sharing proven approaches. There will be speakers from commercial, industrial, public, multifamily, residential and data center sectors who will share how they draw on energy efficiency technologies, business practices, and partnerships in order to save money on utility bills, improve their company's competitiveness, and create new jobs.

Workshop Details:

Date: 5/15/2017-5/17/2017

Location: Washington, DC

For more information visit betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov

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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshop

The theme of this NSF-funded and biennial workshop this year is "Defining and Refining the Energy-Water-Food (EWF) Nexus." The workshop will encourage, strengthen, and create partnerships among stakeholders at the state, region, and national levels by forging connections and fostering innovation and intellectual discussion among academic, businesses, start-ups, and industrial partners. This workshop will include presentations given by speakers from universities, businesses, national labs, and funding agencies about the latest technical discoveries. The following speakers are confirmed:

Jared Entin, NASA

Grigorii Soloveichik, ARPA-E

Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley

Raul Miranda, Washington, DC, Ammonia Production

Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M

Prashant Kamat, University of Notre Dame

Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon

Jordan Macknick, NREL

Dominique Loqué, LBL

Ester Obonyo, Penn State University

Yushan Yu, University Delaware

David Graves, University of California

Aditya Mohite, Los Alamos National Lab

Workshop Details:

Date: May 21, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

For more information visit kynsfepscor.org

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Energy for Sustainability

The goal of this program is to promote fundamental engineering research in order to support innovative solutions for the sustainable production of electricity, fuels, and energy storage. Sustainable energy production has to be environmentally benign, decrease greenhouse gas production, and use renewable resources. Areas of interest include:

1. Biomass conversion, Biofuels, & Bioenergy

2. Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy

3. Advanced Batteries for Transportation and Renewable Energy Storage

Submission Deadline:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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The Arc of Science: Research to Results

This event will discuss how NSF-funded research strengthens the United States economy, promotes national security, and helps the U.S. stay a global leader in engineering and science. Attendees will be able to learn about Apple's MultiTouch technology, the recent discovery of gravitational waves, technologies that tracks first responder when GPS is not working, and much more. The Los Angeles Police Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Trade Commission, and private industry will discuss the real world implications of NSF-funded research.

Workshop Details:

Date: February 15, 2017 at 4:30pm to 7pm

​Location: Washington, DC, Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms 2043-2044

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Responding to Global Manufacturing Challenges: The Business Case for Manufacturing USA Institutes

This briefing will talk about the potential of Manufacturing USA Institutes. Invited speakers will include companies investing in the Institutes, Institute leadership, and an author of a Deloitte study on the Institutes. Speakers will discuss the reasoning behind private investment, industry-wide benefits, and how the institutes are promoting these critical technologies and important industries.

Workshop Details:

Date: March 1, 2017 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

​Location: The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 212-10

For more information visit energy.gov

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2017 Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E and The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting an annual conference and technology showcase to bring together experts from different technical fields and professional communities to consider America's energy challenges in new, innovative ways. This Summit is a three-day program focused on moving transformation energy technologies out of the lab and into the market. Join energy industry experts, thought leaders, and decisions makers to:

1. Experience the latest technological advancements across a wide variety of energy sectors

2. Attend seminars about transitioning cutting-edge technologies into successful commercial products

3. Network with breakthrough technology companies, federal government leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers open to collaboration

4. Meet influential government, research labs, and private-sector leaders to learn about partnership and funding opportunities

5. Hear thoughtful keynotes from industry leaders about the future of energy technology

6. Apply to have personal breakthrough technology featured in the Technology Showcase

Workshop Details:

Date: February 27, 2017 - March 1, 2017

Location: Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD

For more information visit arpae-summit.com

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Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

This program supports research in soil and rock mechanisms, dynamics in support of physical civil infrastructure systems, improvement of engineering properties of geologic materials for infrastructure use by mechanical, biological, thermal, chemical and electrical processes. It also supports foundation engineering, earth structures, underground construction, tunneling, geo-environmental engineering, site characterization, and bio-geo engineering. This program does not fund research focusing on nuclear power plants, bridges, pavements, natural resource exploration and recovery.

Submission Deadline:

N/A

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO)

The objective of this program is to promote the advancement, production, and deployment of zero emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. The Federal Transit Administration intends to choose and enter into cooperative agreement with several nonprofit consortia (departments and agencies of the Federal Government, state and local government organizations, public transportation providers, private or nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and technical or community colleges) to build on past research and deployment efforts to facilitate the use of zero emission vehicles and associated advanced technology. The federal cost share of a project associated with ZERO shall not surpass 80%. 

Submission Deadline:

February 21, 2017

For more information visit transit.dot.gov

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Sloan Research Fellowships

These fellowships are seek to promote fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. They are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of their exceptional performance and unique potential to make scientific contributions to their respective fields.

Applicants are required to have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher.

Submission Deadline:

September 15, 2017

For more information visit sloan.org

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Cottrell Scholar Award

This award recognizes and develops exceptional teacher-scholars who are have innovative research programs and outstanding leadership skills; it also provides entry into a national community of first-class scholar-educators who produce important research and educational results. Key criterion in the selection of the awards include the ability for scholars to create an innovative research program, achieve excellence in education, and leadership potential.

Submission Deadline:

Pre-proposal: May 1, 2017

Full Proposal: July 19, 2017

For more information visit rescorp.org

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NSF 17-537: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

The CAREER Program is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as role models in research and education. All CAREER proposals will integrate research and education in ways that reflect the proposer's disciplinary and educational interests and goals,  as well as the needs and context of their organization. 

Proposers must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

1. Hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF by the deadline for submission

2. Be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, or education supported by NSF

3. Be employed in a tenure-track (or equivalent) position as an assistant professor as of October 1 after the proposal submission

4. Be untenured as of October 1 following proposal submission

5. Have not previously received a CAREER award 

Submission Deadline:

Biology, Computer Information Science and Engineering, Education and Human Resources Directorates- July 19, 2017 

Engineering Directorate- July 20, 2017 

Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorates- July 21, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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NASA Education 2017 Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research Fellowship Activity (2017 AS&ASTAR)

This opportunity provides financial support to a graduate student pursuing a Maser's or Doctoral degree in a STEM field while partaking in unique graduate research projects under the guidance of an institutional PI in collaboration with a NASA Technical Advisor. This program provides supports to future leaders who have the potential to contribute to NASA's mission and the STEM workforce. Through the use of professional development activities such as a Professional Learning Community consisting of fellowship cohorts, institutional faculty advisors, NASA researchers, NASA scientists, and NASA Education program managers, this program will support a graduate's experience leading to an increased graduation rate. 

To apply, a fellowship candidate independently develops the research proposal in collaboration with a faculty advisor and NASA Technical Adviser. The faculty advisor (PI) then submits the proposal on behalf of the fellowship candidate. Funded fellows will become an integral part of the research cohorts and will work with their NASA Technical Adviser at a host NASA center during a 10-week Center-Based Research Experience 

Submission Deadline:

February 24, 2017 

For more information visit nspires.nasaprs.com

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Environmental Research & Education Foundation 

The EREF has set an initiative to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices. Solid waste refers to: municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, certain industrial waste (exploration and production waste, coal ash), and other wastes typically managed by the solid waste industry or generated by the public. 

Research topic areas are: 

1. Waste Minimization

2. Recycling

3. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or useful products 

4. Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better used 

5. Landfilling

Submission Deadline:

Pre-Application: June 1, 2017 

For more information visit erefdn.org 

 

DOE-FOA-0001737: Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR)

This program seeks to reduce energy usage in commercial buildings by enabling ventilation control based on sensor systems that can accurately count the number of humans in a zone. There are four focus areas for this call: 

1. Human presence sensors 

2. People counting sensors 

3. Low cost, stable and easily deployable CO2 sensors 

4. Real-world testing and validation. 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: March 17, 2017 

For more information visit arpa-e-foa.energy.gov

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NSF-17-532: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education

This solicitation seeks proposals that will enable communities to develop visions for data-intensive Education and Human Resources (EHR) areas of research. Proposals should focus on the development of communities or the utilization of existing communities to create plans for data repository design and to develop the infrastructure (data, data structures, metadata, analytic and tools needed to promote educational and STEM education research) within which identified research can successfully proceed.

Submission Deadline:

Full Application: March 15, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001721: Draft Marine and Hydrokinetic Program Strategy

The purpose of this RFI is to ask feedback from academic, industry, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on ways to improve the draft of the MHK Program strategy so that it can become impactful. EERE is interested in information on core challenges for the industry and the approaches, strategic goals, and ongoing and future phases WPTO has proposed to support MHK commercialization in the United States.

Submission Deadline:

February 28, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.enery.gov

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DE-FOA-0001727: Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS)

The development of advanced power electronics with revolutionary functionality, efficiency, and reliability will give the U.S. a technological advantage in an increasingly electrified world economy. This program seeks to expedite the development of a new class of lightweight, efficient, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors through transformational system-level advances that promote successful operation at high switching frequency, high temperature, and low loss. Areas of interest include:

1. Novel circuits topologies

2. Advanced control and drive electronics

3. Innovative packaging

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: February 21, 2017

Full Application: TBD

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Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

The goal of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration Program is to promote collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, academia, industry, in areas such as high speed systems, turbine engines, and aerospace vehicles. These technical areas are integral in developing war-fighting technologies for the nation's air, space and cyberspace forces, and commercial derivatives.

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: December 23, 2021

For more information visit grants.gov

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NSF-17-529: Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-physical systems are engineered systems that are created from the successful integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Improvements in CPS will promote capability, scalability, safety, security, and usability that will surpass current embedded systems. The aim of the CPS program is to create the core system science necessary to engineer complex cyber-physical systems that people can depend on. This solicitation will consider three classes of research with different scopes and goals:

1. Small projects - New and innovative ideas that will have a high impact on the field of CPS

2. Medium projects - Multi-disciplinary projects with integrated perspectives spanning the disciplines

3. Frontier projects - Must address critical CPS challenges that cannot be accomplished by a set of smaller projects

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: March 6, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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NSF-17-534: Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering

This program seek new approached in computer science, computational science, statistics, and mathematics as well as innovative applications in the social sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that helps further develop data science as an interdisciplinary field. This program invites proposals in two categories:

1. Foundations (F): Address the development of highly innovative fundamental techniques, theories, methodologies, and technologies for big data management which includes knowledge management, semantic technologies, and foundational mathematical, probabilistic, and statistical approaches

2. Innovative Applications (IA): Focus on the development of innovative big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies for specific application areas or innovative adaptations of existing big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies to new application areas

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: March 22, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001465: Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration

In order to improve the responsiveness of the roadmap method, EERE is issuing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing programs to support new technologies and solutions that can help meet existing goals in a way that is not already substantially represented in current portfolios. Successful projects will decrease the risk associated with potential breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they can be potential candidates for inclusion in upcoming program roadmaps. Topic areas are:

1. Advanced Materials (advances in innovative materials and the devices and systems that include them for energy-saving opportunities and improved function)

2. Advanced Processes (advancing transformational next-generation processes and technologies not limited by drawbacks of current processes)

3. Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing (focuses on the optimization of energy and materials usage across the lifecycle of manufactured products through the use of information technology)

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: January 31, 2017

Full Application: March 30, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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Additive Manufacturing Alloys for Naval Environments (AMANE)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) seeks proposals create new metallic alloy compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM) that resist being impacted by the Naval environment. This objectives of this program are:

1. Understand the effects of variations in alloy chemistry, AM processing parameters, and post-processing conditions on the mechanical and electrochemical properties

2. Apply an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) methodology in conjunction with experimentation to identify a new metallic alloy composition for AM that meets the corrosion property requirements of the corresponding conventional Naval alloys

3. Create and optimize alloy chemistry, AM processing parameters, and post-processing conditions to achieve the strength and corrosion resistance targets

4. Determine the differences in mechanical properties, stability, and resistance to environmental effects between the new AM material developed in the program and the conventional alloy

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: February 15, 2017

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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DE-FOA-0001703: Innovative Pathways FOA

The Innovative Pathways FOA seeks to surface new testable and scalable ways (mechanisms, approaches, models, and/or platforms) to address both areas above (Topics 1 and 2, respectively). This FOA will fund the implementation of innovative mechanisms that could alleviate some of the common structural challenges that promising new energy technologies face on the pathway to market. Within the two Topics (1) technical community and industry collaboration and (2) lowering barriers to resource access. Areas of interest are: 

1. Models for industry-startup partnerships under Topic 1. 

2. New investment models under Topic 2. 

Submission Deadline:

Letter of Intent: January 18, 2017 

Full Application: February 15, 2017 

For more information visit eere-exchang.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001639: FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement 

This FOA supports the EERE 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework Goal 1 to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable transportation technologies, and aligns the EERE Sustainable Transportation objective to support pioneering and catalytic deployments of market-ready vehicles and alternative fuels. This FOA contains a total of two (2) Areas of Interest:

1. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects- The objective of this area of interest is to accelerate the deployment of commercially available alternative fuel and electric vehicles, as well as supporting infrastructure, through community-based partnerships among state and local governments and the private sector.

2. “Living Labs” - Energy Efficient Mobility System Projects- The objective of this area of interest is to develop and implement projects and tools that demonstrate and assess the return on investment (ROI) of energy efficient “smart” mobility systems that holistically reduce energy consumption while delivering the benefits of new mobility technology. 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: February 3, 2017 

Full Application: March 24, 2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001629: FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement 

VTO funds a broad technology portfolio and adheres to a comprehensive and analysis based strategy for RD&D and market barrier reduction activities. This FOA supports the EERE 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework Goal 1 to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable transportation technologies. Additionally, this FOA seeks highly-innovative, highly leveraged and scalable smart mobility projects that focus on transportation system-level opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the movement of goods and people. 

Topics of interest include: 

1. Battery 500 Seedling Projects- Develop proof-of-concept projects to research, develop and demonstrate lithium battery technologies capable of achieving a cell specific energy of >500Wh/kg while achieving 1,000 cycles ($200,000-$400,000)

2. Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Predictive Tools for Low-Cost Carbon Fiber- Simultaneously develop low-cost carbon fiber precursor technology for weight reduction in vehicles while also advancing Integrated Computational Materials Engineering to Reduce the development- to deployment lead time in materials systems ($4,000,000-$7,500,000)

3. Emission Control Strategies for Advanced Combustion Engines- Research, develop and demonstrate catalyst materials and after-treatment strategies to enable vehicles with advanced combustion strategies to meet Tier 3 standards and achieve breakthrough thermal efficiencies. ($1,000,000-$2,100,000)

4. Energy Efficient Mobility Research and Development- Novel research to develop unique technology solutions that enable energy efficient "smart" mobility systems. ($1,000,000-$2,000,000)

Submission Deadline:

Concept Papers: 1/31/2017

Full Application: 3/24/2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001628: Productivity Enhanced Algae Tool-Kits

This FOA will support interdisciplinary biological innovation to deliver strains, tools, data and techniques to enhance algal biofuel potential and enable accelerated future innovation in algal biofuels and bioproducts.

Topic Areas Include:

1. Strain Improvement- Small teams to develop enhanced algal strains with increased areal productivity and biofuel yield with novel algal tool-kits and/or methods.  

2. Cultivation Biology Improvement- Small teams to develop increased areal productivity and biofuel yield through enhanced management of ecological or abiotic contributions to cultivation biology, along with improved or novel algal tool-kits and/or methods 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: 1/13/2017

Full Application: 2/22/2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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NSF-17-533: National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)

Through this FOA, NSF seeks to expand and sustain the network of Innovation Corps Nodes work that will cooperatively support the development of innovations that will benefit society. I-Corps Nodes will foster a better understanding on how to 1. identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2. create and implement tools, resources and training activities to enhance our nations innovation capacity, 3. analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of participants, 4. share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale. 

Submission Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 2/9/2017

Full Application: 3/14/2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

 

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DE-FOA-0001674: Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Office of Nuclear Energy

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR, in the Office of Science (SC), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Partnerships (hereafter, Partnerships), in areas of particular relevance to the research goals of NE. This solicitation is part of the 2017 re-competition of the SciDAC Partnerships for jointly funded and managed collaborations between engineers or scientists sponsored by NE and applied mathematicians or computer scientists sponsored by ASCR.Applicants and investigators with a history of being supported by DOE NE should note that any awards resulting from this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be administered by personnel in DOE’s Office of Science (SC), Integrated Support Center-Chicago. 

Submission Deadline:

April 5, 2017

For more information visit grants.gov.

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DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

The marine and hydrokinetic subprogram of the Water Power Technologies Office focuses on the technologies that can be deployed in early adopter markets in the near-term while supporting next generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in the longer term. This FOA supports research and development projects in two topic areas: 

1. Wave Energy Converters System Advancement- Advance the design of wave energy converters from prototypes to full systems resulting in reduced risk and increased certainty of the techno-economic potential of the full system. 

2. Open Topic- MHK Technology Deployment- To Develop innovative technologies that have the potential to significantly advance MHK technologies and the state of the MHK industry. 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Papers: January 17, 2017

Full Application: March 1, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001709: Extending Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas

The goals of Industrial Assessment Centers are to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers to increase their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability and competitiveness, and to help address a growing shortage of energy engineering professionals with applied energy efficiency-related skills. The goal of this solicitation is to encourage a broader and more diverse applicant pool to serve as Extension IACs and expand the geographical reach of the IAC program areas. Led by faculty and staff IACs will perform assessments of manufacturers to provide sustainability and productivity improvements for the manufacturers. Additionally, each Extension IAC will provide training for undergraduate and graduate energy engineering students in industrial processes, energy assessment procedures and energy management systems. 

EERE expects to issue the FOA in January 2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001707: Integrated Biorefinery Optimization 

DOE-EERE intends to issue FOA titled "Integrated Biorefinery Optimization" to support research and development of technologies that will improve the quality of feedstock characterization, reliability of operations, decrease of Capital Expenses and Operating Expenses to increase the performance efficiencies of biorefineries. These improvements will result in continuous operation and production of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower at prices competitive with fossil-derived equivalents. 

The following Areas of Interest are anticipated: 

1. Robust, continuous handling of solid materials and feeding systems to reactors under various operating conditions 

2. High value products from waste and/or other under-valued streams in an integrated biorefinery

3. Industrial Separations within an integrated biorefinery

4. Analytical modeling of solid materials and reactor feeding systems 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001714: Facsimile Appearance to Create Energy Savings (FACES) 

The objective of this program is to develop advanced information technologies for "digital transportation" which will dramatically reduce the need to travel for the purpose of communication. To meet this need, FACES Technologies must provide and experience that meets or exceeds the current benefits of in-person interactions.   ARPA-E believed that technical advances in computer technology, sensors, displays, computer graphics and information networks will allow this high quality communication across distances. 

Technical Categories: 

1. Advances in real-time motion capture and digitization of the human form coupled with real-time reconstruction and display of the human likeness at the other end 

2. Advances in technology components of real-time capture, digitization, reconstruction and other hardware and software tools needed for digital transportation

3. Studies of travel-replacement thresholds, new metrics for realism and immersion of telecommunication systems and for systematic evaluation of "digital humans" technologies

Awards may vary between $250,000 and $9,500,000 with a 36 month period of performance 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: January 16, 2017 

Full Application: to be announced at a later date 

For more information visit arpa-e-foa.energy.gov

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NSF-17-530: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)

The goal of INFEWS is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform understanding of the FEW nexus to improve system management and function, address system stress, increase resilience and ensure sustainability. Proposals should address a systems approach  that identifies the system boundaries and the food, energy and water components that make up the integrated FEW system of the study. Additionally, proposals should integrate and engage the disciplinary science from three or more intellectually distinct disciplines. Partnerships between universities, research centers, federal agencies, national labs, state, local and tribal governments and private organizations are encouraged. 

Proposals should fit into one of the following tracks: 

1. FEW System Modeling 

2. Visualization and Decision Support for Cyber-Human-Physical Systems at the FEW Nexus

3. Research to Enable Innovative System Solutions 

The maximum award amount for all tracks is $2,500,000

Submission Deadline:

Full Application: March 6, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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 Meeting the Challenge: 2017 Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Safety Forum

Sandia National Laboratories will be hosting a two-day forum from February 22nd to February 23rd at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico to provide the opportunity to discuss the present day state of ESS safety and mitigation methods for improving cell to system level safety and reliability. The day after the forum concludes, there is a half-day meeting of ESS working groups. Registering before January 20th qualifies interested persons for the early registration rate of $275. There has already been a room block reserved at the hotel for a rate of $99 single/double plus applicable taxes (a special conference rate).

Forum Details:

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dates: February 22, 2017 - February 24, 2017

For more information visit energy.sandia.gov

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DE-FOA-0001632 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2017

This FOA provides the opportunity for corporations, universities, non-profits, and nationals labs to create advanced technologies that can help result in decreased primary energy consumption in buildings. In the past, BENEFIT FOA included two main topics: innovation (early stage) and frontiers (later stage); this year's FOA now includes an additional "Scale-up" topic. Areas of interest include:

Innovations:

1. Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings - Early Stage "Innovations"

Frontiers:

2. Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development "Frontiers"

3. Miscellaneous Electric Loads and Development "Frontiers"

Scale-up:

4. Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings - Pre-Commercial Stage "Scale-up"

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: January 4, 2017

Full Application: March 8, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001647 Fuel Cells Technologies Office Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement

This FOA is geared towards the development and research of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to promote the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Applicants for this FOA will be able to work with national lab consortia created within the Department of Energy's Energy Materials Network (EMN). Topics of interest include:

1. PGM-free Catalyst and Electrode R&D

2. Advanced Water Splitting Materials

3. Hydrogen Storage Materials Discovery

4. Precursor Development for Low-Cost, High Strength Carbon Fiber for Use in Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: December 20, 2016

Full Application: February 21, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001649 Solar Forecasting II 

 

The overarching goal is to support the development of capabilities that will allow increased deployment of solar power generation at optimal cost. Better solar forecasting will allow the reduction of balancing, dispatch, and unit commitment costs associated with errors in the prediction of solar power generation. The SunShot initiative seeks to meet the following objective with this opportunity: 

  1. Develop a test framework to systematically validate solar irradiance and power forecasting models across the US while leveraging existing weather stations and databases

  2. Develop irradiance forecasts that significantly improve of smart persistence forecasts across all locations in the test framework 

  3. Develop solutions that integrate probabilistic solar power forecasts with ISO and utility energy management systems

Topic Areas of Interest: 

  1. Test Framework- The development of a Test Framework which will be used to test implementations of models developed in Topic Areas 2 and 3. 

  2. Irradiance Forecasts- The development of solar irradiance forecasting models whose forecast skills will exceed state of the art in terms of average irradiance forecasting and ramp forecasting. 

  3. Power Forecasts and Operational Integration- Development of solutions that integrate improved probabilistic solar power forecasts with ISO and utility energy management systems

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper due December 30, 2016

Full Application due March 24, 2017

for more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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NSF-17-521 Algorithms for Modern Power Systems

The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support collaborative research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid. The program encourages interdisciplinary efforts with a variety of disciplines including power system engineering, mathematics, statistics and financial mathematics. 

Submission Deadline:

February 13, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001670: Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: Integrated Simulation Partnerships in Fusion Energy Sciences

The Department of Energy, Office of Science seek applications from multi-institutional and multidisciplinary teams to accelerate scientific discovery in strategically important areas of magnetic fusion energy science to address high priority issues identified in recent community studies. This opportunity is part of the SciDAC partnerships, which consist of collaborations between scientific and applied mathematicians or computer scientists. These  partnerships enable scientists to conduct complex scientific and engineering computations at a level of fidelity needed to simulate real-world conditions. Expected award amounts are $50,000-3,000,000 a year. Specific areas of interest are:

  • Plasma Disruptions in Tokamaks

  • Boundary Physics

  • Plasma-Materials Interactions

  • Whole Device Modeling  

Submission Deadline:

Letter of Intent due December 16, 2017

Full application due February 24, 2017 

For more information visit grants.gov 

 

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001706 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement 

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) promotes the development and use of cutting-edge transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. VTO encourages projects that substantially increase the use of advanced electric drive, alternative fuel vehicles, and "smart mobility." On behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) named "FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement." The FOA will likely include the following topics of interest:

1. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects

2. Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Projects

The full FOA is expected to be released in mid-December

For more information visit eere.exchange.energy.gov

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RFI: DE-FOA-0001700 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing: Identifying Specific Components for Manufacturing Standardization

The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program is to promote widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through research, technological development, and efforts to solve market and institutional challenges. The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office is seeking input from academia, industry, government agencies, research laboratories, and other stakeholders on how hydrogen and fuel cell manufacturing should be standardized in order to reduce cost, increase reliability, maximize safety, improve quality, and allow for a study domestic supply chain. They are also asking for responses to the following questions:

1. Which component types should be targeted for standardization? (ex. membrane electrode assembly, pumps, compressors, fittings, hoses, etc.)

2. Which component materials should be targeted for standardization? (ex. metals, composites, or plastics)

3. Is there an effective model to leverage buying power for hydrogen and fuel cell manufacturers using the standardized design to further reduce cost?

Submission Deadline:

December 30, 2017

For more information visit eere.exchange.energy.gov

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Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking applications for changing existing or developing innovative solutions that cultivate a top tier STEM workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' technological superiority. ONR is encouraging projects that improve the potential for communities and education systems to create influential STEM educational experiences for students that consist of active learning approaches. These projects should provide ways to increase student engagement with STEM and the persistence of students obtaining STEM degrees. Project topics of interest include:

1. Developing and implementing pilot projects that try to create new educational experiences within current educational systems that engage in STEM topics that are relevant to the naval workforce needs

2. Developing cohesive STEM educational activities that improve the capacity of communities and stakeholders to enhance current STEM education

3. Establishing meetings of stakeholders that connect people and organizations across a variety of sectors to develop large-scale projects for communities

Awards are typically $250,000 per year.

Submission Deadline:

December 31, 2017

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

The IUCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The centers conduct research that is of interest to both industry members and Center faculty and contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce. Centers are catalyzed by investment from NSF and are primarily supported by industry. 

Submission Deadline:

Preliminary Applications due January 3, 2017

Full Proposal Due February 28, 2017

For more information visit nsf.org 

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Biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo

The Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo is the premier S&T event for the Navy and Marine Corps. This event is designed to support the objectives of the Naval S&T Strategy and will showcase some of the latest Navy and Marine Corps technologies. This opportunity brings together innovators from around the world to share information, discuss research opportunities, and build partnerships. Additionally, attendees can meet one-on-one with program officers. 

Event Information:

July 20-21, 2017 Washington D.C. 

Registration required 

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Chemistry of Indoor Environments 

 

This opportunity aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy. The estimated funding amount is $800,000.

Submission Deadline:

Open, letter of inquiry required 

For more information visit sloan.org

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DE-FOA-0001630 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

 

Through the Building Technology Office's Residential Buildings Integration Program, this opportunity will select additional Building America project teams in 2017 to accelerate energy performance improvements in existing and new residential building using an integration building systems approach. These team will work with industry and real work homes to help industry participants achieve optimal energy and cost performance, while effectively managing related risks. Topics for this FOA are: 

  1. Building America Technology to Market Roadmaps: Selected Objectives

  2. Baseline Indoor Air Quality Field Study in Occupied New US Homes

Submission Deadline:

Concept Papers: December 7, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2017

For more information visit eere-eschange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001518: Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages

 

DOE through the Commercial Building Integration (CBI) program seeks proposals that drive innovation in real building technology demonstrations while also fostering collaboration of dynamic demonstration trams that include energy organizations, utilities and building energy modeling professionals. Projects selected will prime the market for adoption of emerging and underutilized technology packages and create new synergies between building stakeholder groups and ultimately help utilities develop more aggressive Energy Efficiency program offerings. This FOA also supports evaluation, measurement and verification by using DOE tools and resources to: 

 

  1. Identify the most impactful multi-system packages

  2. Develop preliminary savings calculations

  3. Collect data to verify package performance along with other market factors in real buildings 

  4. Foster more consistent energy efficiency programs across the country

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: November 21, 2016

Full Proposal: February 21, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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 DE-FOA-0001650: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Biological and Environmental Research of the Office of Science announce its interest in receiving applications for research in the Genomic Science Program in two research areas: (1) Integrating large-scale systems biology data to model, design and engineer microbial systems for the production of biofuels and bioproducts, (2) Plan systems designs for bioenergy. 

This program supports basic, interdisciplinary research aimed at achieving the public benefit of predictive, systems-level understanding of plants, microbes, and microbial communities . The program combines large-scale systems biology with computational biology and system scale modeling of biological networks to understand foundational principles that drive biological systems under changing conditions. BER seeks to provide the scientific foundation for a bio-economy in which new biological systems can be designed to solve practical problems associated with producing biofuels and coproducts from renewable sources. 

Submission Deadline:

Pre-Application: December 19, 2016 

Application: March 20, 2017

For more information visit science.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001664: FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

The Office of Science announces its interest in receiving grant applications in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Science, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. A full list of program descriptions can be found at the link below. 

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2017

For more information visit fedconnect.net

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Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 

The Office of Naval Research is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) project with the potential to advance Navy and Marine Corps operations. This announcement is to declare ONRs broad role in competitive funding across a spectrum of science and engineering. Full descriptions of thrusts ONR is pursuing can be found at the link below.

 

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2017 

For more information visit onr.navy.mil 

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NSF-16-610: Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

The goal of Smart and Connected Communities is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research, and research capacity building activities to improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable. Smart and connected communities are those that integrate people and information, communication, engineering and other technologies to improve the quality of life for those who live, work and travel in them. Projects fall into four categories:

1. Integrative Research Grants Track 1 (up to $5,000,000)

2. Integrative Research Grants Track 2 (up to $1,000,000)

3. Research Coordination Networks (up to $500,000)

4. Planning Grants (up to $100,000)

Submission Deadline:

Preliminary Proposal: November 30, 2016

Full Proposal: February 16, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO

The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO will take place July 20-21, 2017. The Expo is the premier S&T event for the Navy and Marine Corps and is held every two years. It draws several thousand attendees and is designed to support the objectives of the Naval S&T Strategy. An updated version of the strategy will be unveiled at the event.It also will showcase some of the Navy’s and Marine Corp’s latest technologies and bring together the brightest minds from around the world to share information; discuss research opportunities; and build partnerships between the Navy, Marine Corps, industry and academia.Attendees will have access to senior leadership and program managers to learn how to do business with ONR. The Expo also provides a forum for high-level speakers from across the DoD and federal government to convey crucial information, opportunities and important announcements. As in previous years, there will be one-on-one appointments, information kiosks with program officers, breakout and poster sessions, exhibits and seminars designed to help participants learn about ONR’s mission and how to support it. The Expo will be co-sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers—the leading society for engineers, scientists and other professionals who design, develop, test and maintain naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft, and their associated systems and subsystems.

Submission Deadlines:

Unspecified

For more information, visit onr.navy.mil

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BAA-12-02-PKS: Sensor Innovative Research

The Aerospace Components and Subsystems Technology Division (RYD) and Multispectral Sensing & Detection Division (RYM), Sensors Directorate (RY), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), conduct research in the following areas: Antenna Technology and Electromagnetic Scattering, Optoelectronic Technology and Electro-optic and Infrared Sensor Technology.

Submissions Deadlines:

Full Application Submission Deadline: 04/05/17

For more information, visit grants.gov

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