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

Click on the header of each column to sort the table by title, program, deadline, amount, or date added.

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

New Funding Opportunities
FOA Title Program Deadline Amount Date Added

SBIR/STTR Funding in Your Portfolio: An Insider's Perspective

OAI

10/3/18

n/a

9/20/2018

Driving Next-Generation Fossil energy Innovation

DOE-NETL

9/24/18

n/a

9/20/2018

NOI: Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies

DOE-EERE

TBD

n/a

9/20/2018

New Directions (ND) Grants

ACS PRF

10/19/18

$110,000

9/20/2018

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants

ACS PRF

10/19/18

$110,000

9/20/2018

Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide

DARPA-DSO

6/11/19

Varies

9/20/2018

Scientific Infrastructure Support for consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

DOE

11/15/18

up to $2,500,000

9/20/2018

FY 2019 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

DOE

2/12/19

up to $1,000,000

9/20/2018

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

NSF

Small Projects: 11/15/18

Medium and Large Projects: 10/2/18

up to $3,000,000

9/20/18

SBIR Phase I

NSF

12/4/18

up to $225,000

9/17/2018

STTR Phase I 

NSF

12/4/18

up to $225,000

9/17/2018

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research

DOD-ONR

White Paper: 5/9/19

Varies

9/17/2018

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)

NSF

6/3/19

$300,000-$1,000,000

9/7/2018

Polyplexus Pilot 2

DARPA

Abstract: 8/14/19

Full Proposal: 9/3/19

$100,000

9/7/2018

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)

NSF

11/15/18

$500,000

9/4/2018

Computer and Network Systems (CNS)

NSF

Medium & Large Projects: 10/2/18

Small Projects: 11/15/18

up to $3,000,000

9/4/2018

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)

NSF

Medium Projects: 10/2/18

Small Projects: 11/15/18

up to $1,200,000

9/4/2018

Fall 2018 Grants Conference

NSF

11/8/18-11/9/18

n/a

8/30/2018

Subterranean Challenge Competitiors Day

DARPA

9/27/18

n/a

8/30/2018

Energy Storage Summit

DOE

9/18/18 - 9/19/18

n/a

8/30/2018

Polyplexus Pilot 2 Proposers Day

DARPA

9/11/18

n/a

8/30/2018

Energy Technology Innovation

DOE- Argonne

10/31/18

Refer to "Oppotunity" in FOA

8/30/2018

SBIR 18.3

DOD

10/24/2018

$70,000 - $150,000

8/28/2018

STTR 18.C

DOD

10/24/2018

$70,000 - $150,000

8/28/2018

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

NSF

open

Contact Respective Program Manager

8/28/2018

Fall 2018 IoT Collaborative Pilot Grants

IoT Collaborative

Survey Response: 8/31/2018

Proposal Submission: 10/1/2018

up to $20,000

8/28/2018

RFI: High Efficiency Internal Combustion Engine Development

DOE-ARPA-E

9/21/2018

n/a

8/24/2018

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

DARPA

TBA

$750,000-$2,000,000

8/13/2018

DARPA Young Faculty Award

DARPA

Executive Summary due 9/10/2018

Full Proposal due 11/13/2018

$500,000

8/13/2018

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

DOE-EERE

Concept Papers due 9/28/2018

Full Applications due 11/30/2018

$500,000 - $1,250,000 per award

8/13/2018

High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP)

DOE-ARPA-E

9/12/2018

$1 million - $10 million per award

8/13/2018

Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering, and Information

NSF

Letter of Intent due 9/17/2018

Full proposal due 11/5/2018

$20,000,000

8/6/2018

RFI: National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities

DOE

9/15/2018

n/a

8/6/2018

RFI: Hydrogen at Scale: Determining Opportunities to Facilitate Wide-Scale Hydrogen Adoption

DOE

10/31/2018

n/a

8/6/2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

NSF

rolling

$500,000 to $1,200,000

7/30/2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

NSF

rolling

To Be Announced

7/30/2018

Technology for Demonstration and Commercial-Scale Production of a Reliable, Domestic Supply of Molybdenum-99 without the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium

DOE

9/30/2018

$10,000,000

7/30/2018

Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation

NSF

11/15/2018

$800,000

7/30/2018

Grid Optimization (GO) Competition

ARPA

9/27/2018

$250,000

7/30/2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

NSF

10/22/18

Varies

7/18/2018

Acceleration of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

America Makes

9/28/2018

$2,600,000

7/18/2018

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts

DOE-EERE

9/26/2018

$500,000 - $1,000,000

7/17/2018

Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System

NASA

N/A

N/A

7/16/2018

SHort-Range Independent Microbotic Platforms (SHRIMP)

DARPA

9/26/2018

N/A

7/16/2018

Advanced Technological Education

NSF

10/15/2018

$70,000-$7,500,000

7/16/2018

Advanced Manufacturing

NSF

TBA

TBA

7/10/2018

NOI: DE-FOA-0001950 Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

7/9/2018

NOI: DE-FOA-0001949 Energy Water Desalination Hub

DOE

n/a

n/a

7/9/2018

FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

DOD-ONR

1/18/2019

n/a

7/9/2018

Notification of Intent (NOI): DE-FOA-0001924: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Performance

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

7/9/2018

BAA - Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy

DOD - USAFA

Open

n/a

7/9/2018

BAA - Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

DOD - AFOSR

Submissions accepted any time before August 30, 2019

n/a

6/21/2018

BAA - Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

DOD - Army

June 19, 2023

n/a

6/21/2018

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing Systems (CCSS)

NSF

Between 10/1 and 11/1/18

not announced

6/19/2018

BAA: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

DOD

6/14/2019

n/a

6/18/2018

Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

NSF

Open

Not Specified

6/12/2018

TransTech Energy Conference

TransTech Energy

10/23/2018

n/a

6/11/2018

Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum

Rice University

Pitch Deadline:  7/13/2018

Event: 9/13/2018

n/a

6/11/2018

Powering the Future We Want

UN - DESA

TBA

Up to $1,000,000

6/11/2018

American Made Solar Prize

DOE-NREL

Idea submissions due 10/2/2018

Complete submissions due 10/5/2018

$3,000,000

6/11/2018

Advanced Manufacturing

NSF

Rolling

$500,000

6/11/2018

Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

NSF

12/3/2018

$300,000

6/11/2018

National Science Foundation Electrochemical Systems

NSF

10/1/2018

$100,000 - $400,000

6/11/2018

Communcations and Networking Discovery and Invention

DOD - Office of Naval Research

9/28/2018

$600,000 - $1,000,000

6/11/2018

 

FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

DOE - Office of Science

9/30/2018

$2,000 - $4,000,000

6/11/2018

Technologist in Residence Program

DOE - Office of Science

9/20/2019

$350,000

6/11/2018

Halliburton - iEnergy University Grants Program

Halliburton

n/a

n/a

6/11/2018

DEED Funding for Students

American Public Power Association

10/15/2018

$2,000 to $5,000

6/8/2018

Solutions Project Fighter Fund

The Solutions Project

Rolling

$500 to $25,000

6/8/2018

Pathways to Success for Next-Generation Supersized Wind Turbine Blades

DOE-EERE

N/A

N/A

6/8/2018

Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)

NSF

9/1/18-10/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/26/18

Faculty Research Program

DOE-NETL

rolling

Varies

4/25/18

Unsolicited Proposals

DOE-NETL

rolling

Varies

4/25/18

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal Due: 8/14/18

Full Proposal Due: 10/10/18

$1,800,000

4/20/18

Chemical Catalysis (CAT)

NSF

10/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/19/18

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)

NSF

11/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/19/18

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Methodologies for STEM Education

NSF

9/13/18

up to $2,500,000

4/18/18

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)

NSF

Proposal Due: 11/1/18

Supplement Due: 4/1/19

$100,000-$500,000

4/18/18

Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

DOE-NETL

9/28/18

up to $3,000,000

4/16/18

NOI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data

DOE-GFO

n/a

n/a

4/16/18

Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)

NSF

rolling

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

NSF

rolling

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

NSF

11/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

NSF

9/1/18-9/17/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/29/18

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal Due: 11/7/18

Proposal Due: 1/10/19

$100,000-$2,000,000

3/29/18

Environmental Sustainability

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/28/18

Energy for Sustainability

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/28/18

Environmental  Engineering

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$110,000

3/28/18

Catalysis

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$150,000

3/27/18

Program Announcement for Disruptioneering (Defense Sciences Office)

DARPA-DSO

2/20/19

$1,000,000

3/8/18

FY19 Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications

DOD-AFRL

9/30/19

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/7/18

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

NSF

9/26/18

$750,000-$2,500,000

3/5/18

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2018 (ROSES 2018)

NASA

4/29/19

Varies

2/26/18

Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Leveraged Science and Technology (S&T) Program

DOD-AFRL

White Papers Due: 2/1/23

$750,000-$2,000,000

2/19/18

NOI: Broad Agency Announcement for Applied Aviation Technologies

ACC

TBD

n/a

2/19/18

Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

DOD-AFRL

11/29/22

Varies

2/19/18

Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

DOD-SCO

6/16/21

Varies

1/31/18

Institute for the Science of Origins Opportunity

CWRU

Rolling

$300k/yr up to 4 years

1/31/18

Electricity Markets Workshops

CWRU & EPRI

10/22/18-10/23/18

n/a

1/28/18

Power for Economic Diversity in Appalachia

ARC

See below for more info

n/a

1/29/18

American-Made Challenge: The Solar Prize

DOE & NREL

TBD

$3,000,000

1/25/18

Energy and Environment

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

rolling

$200,000

1/25/18

Innovation and Research 3D Printing Grant

FormLabs

rolling

3D Printer

1/22/18

FY19: Full Spectrum Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Operations Technology

DOD-AFRL

12/3/18

Varies

1/19/18

BAA for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)

USSOCOM

12/22/18

Varies

1/17/18

Expeditions in Computing

NSF

Pre-Proposal Due: 4/25/18

Full Proposal Due: 1/16/19

$2,000,000

1/17/18

CMMI Program

NSF

9/1/18 - 9/15/18

up to $700,000

12/11/17

Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL-ARO

3/31/22

Varies

12/7/17

Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces BAA

USSOCOM

Quad Chart & White Paper Due: 9/30/18

up to $1,000,000

12/6/17

Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology R&D

DLA

White Paper Due: 8/21/21

up to $2,000,000

12/6/17

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

NSF

2/5/19

$250,000-$1,500,000

11/22/17

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

NSF

1/25/19

$300,000-$500,000

11/21/17

FY 18 Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education and Workforce Program

DOD-ONR

White Papers Due: 7/31/18

Full Application Due: 9/28/18

up to $250,000

11/17/17

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

NSF

open

$200,000-$500,000

11/17/17

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

NSF

11/15/17 - 11/15/18

$100,000-$500,000

11/13/17

Emergent R&D

DLA

4/29/19

Varies

10/31/17

Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM)

NSF

open

$300,000-$450,000

10/25/17

Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials and Applications 

DOD-USAFRL

White Papers Due: 4/19/21

Proposal due date provided in response to submission of White Papers

$100,000-$5,000,000

10/4/17

FY18 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

DOD-ONR

9/28/18

Varies

10/4/17

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

NSF & DOE

2/13/19

up to $300,000

9/29/17

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

NSF

n/a

$200,000-$300,000

9/20/17

Open Innovation Fund

Power America

Open

$225,000

9/18/17

Innovations in Graduate Education

NSF

9/27/2018

$500,000

8/31/17

Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)

NSF

continuous

$1,000,000

8/14/17

Process Separations

NSF

open

$100,000-$300,000

8/4/17

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

DOC-EDA

No deadline; awards made: 9/30/2017

$100,000-$3,000,000

7/21/17

Topical Materials Research Programs

NSF

11/1/18

$360,000

7/20/17

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

NSF/DOE-PAMS

10/19/18

$25,000-$250,000

7/17/17

Science and Technology New Initiatives

DOD-DTRA

10/1/2021

not specified

7/5/17

Reimagining Great Lakes Water Systems

Great Lakes Protection Fund

open

$200,000-$1,500,000

5/22/17

High Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Research Program

DOD-AFRL

n/a

n/a

5/22/17

Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (SOF AT&L-SR) Appendix G-1 v17.1

USSOCOM

9/30/2018

varies

4/26/17

Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology Research and Development (BATTNET II) BAA

DLA

8/21/2021

varies

4/26/17

Thermal Transport Processes

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$110,000-$330,000

4/26/17

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/26/17

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000

4/24/17

Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Exploitation (MASINT-X)

AFMC

White Papers: 9/30/2020

$100,000-$2,000,000

4/24/17

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

NSF

9/26/18 & 1/23/19

$350,000

4/17/17

Nano-Biosensing

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/17

Biophotonics

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/17

Environment Programme - Climate Change Strategy Grant

Oak Foundation

open

$100,000-$1,000,000

4/12/17

Environment Program Grant

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

open

not specified

4/12/17

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/17

Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

NSF

open

$100,000-$300,000

4/10/17

Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL

3/31/2022

not specified

4/5/17

Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-NRL

open

$700,000

3/29/17

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

NSF

open

Not specified

2/6/17

Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

DOD-AFRL

12/23/2021

Unspecified

1/18/17


SBIR/STTR Funding in Your Portfolio: An Insider's Perspective

JumpStart alongside the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) will be hosting a day-long workshop for small businesses seeking to better understand how to successfully compete for the SBIR/STTR funding towards health care and life science innovations. Former NIH SBIR/STTR managers will discuss what reviewers look for and how to create a competitive application alongside successful Ohio small businesses and their experiences with these programs.

Event Details:

Event Date: 10/3/18, 9 - 4 PM EST

Event Location: JumpStart, Cleveland, OH

For more information, visit the page here.

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Driving Next-Generation Fossil Energy Innovation

The Acting Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy (DOE), Sean Plasynski, will be coming to speak about the history of NETL, discuss ongoing technical work and current goals within the fossil energy programs that are being implemented.

Event Details:

Event Date: 9/24/18, 12 - 1:20 PM EST

Event Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

For more information, visit the page here.

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001987: Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies

The Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is anticipating releasing an opportunity which will support early-stage research and development towards improving the performance and flexibility of solar technologies. 

Anticipated areas of interest include:

1.1 Solar Grid Integration

1.2 Solar Situational Awareness and Analysis

1.3 Solar Technology Transfer

Application Details:

Application Submission Due Date: TBD

For more information, visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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New Directions (ND) Grants

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) New Directions (ND) Program is intended to support engineers and scientists to pursue research with limited or no preliminary results and establish prrof of concept or feasibility. Research should not overlap with current projects within the proposer's research group.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 10/19/18

For more information, visit acs.org

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Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) aims to support research within the petroleum field and develop the next generation of engineers and scientists by supporting advanced education. The Doctoral New Investigator Grants supports scientists and engineers within their first three years of their first academic appointment by being applied towards proof of concept, hypothesis testing, or demonstration of feasibility. Research to be supported should be unique and beyond an extension of graduate or postdoctoral work.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 10/19/18

For more information, visit acs.org

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HR001118S0045: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) seeks to identify and perform high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives overa variety of science and engineering disciplines to introduce disruptive technologies. This opportunity invites proposers to submit applications for innovative basic or applied research concepts.

Technical areas and research topics of interest include:

- Frontiers in Math, Computation, and Design: 1. Mathematical, computational, and design frameworks and tools that provide robust solutions to challenging plannign and optimization problems 2. Fundamental scientific underpinnings and limits of machine learning 3. alternative computing models, architectures,and substrates for faster, more robust decicsion making

- Limits of Sensing and Sensors: 1. New sensing modalities 2. Fundamental sensing limits 3. Engineered materials that enable novel optics and imaging capabilities 4. Fundamental and practical limits of quantum enabled sensing and metrology 5. Practical and deployable sensing and sensor designs

- Complex Social Systems: 1. Accurate and scientifically validated models of the social dynamics underlying different kinds of conflict 2. Capabilites to improve understanding of causality in complex social systems 3. Tools that enable improved human-machine symbiotic decision-making 4. New concepts in war-gaming and conflict simulation

- Anticipating Surprise: 1. Novel functional and structural materials and manufacturing processes 2. Materials for harsh environments 3. Defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction/Weapons of Mass Terror threats 4. Rapid exploitation of commercial0off-the-shelf technology to increase lethality 5. Energetic materials 6. New concepts in ultra-rapid, high-magnitude energy transduction 7. New propulsion concepts

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 6/11/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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DE-FOA-0001914: Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) aims to support crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support efforts to develop innovative solutions that can significantly improve performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts. This opportunity will allow institutions to submit applications for resources that support ncuelar energy-related R&D or education

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 11/15/18, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001913: Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) aims to promote integrated and collaborative research in consideration of the NE's priorities in order to meet the nation's energy needs. NE will fund research activities to encourage new approaches to nuclear power implementation and create innovative solutions to current nuclear energy challenges. 

Proposals should demonstrate strong ties with at least one of the following priorities:

1) Enhancing the long-term viability and competitiveness of the existing U.S. reactor fleet

2) Developing an advanced reactor pipeline

3) Implementing and maintaining the national strategic fuel cycle and supply chain infrastructure

Submission Details:

Full R&D Application Submission Due Date: 2/12/19, 7 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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18-570: Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

The Division of Information and Intelligen Systems (IIS) supports activities that look further into the roles between people, computers, and information. Activities should aim to develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology, increase the capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in a variety of situations, and advance understanding of how computational systems exhibit hallmarks of intelligence.

The programs encompassed by this program include the following:

1) Cyber-Human Systems (CHS)

2) Information Integration and Informatics (III)

3) Robust Intelligence (RI)

Submission Details:

Small Projects Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/15/18, 5 PM Local

Medium and Large Projects Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/2/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-593: SBIR Phase I

NSF is looking to support businesses with funding to conduct research and development (R&D)  that will propel the commercialization of innovative products and services. Proposals should aim to emphasize the commercial and societal impacts of the proposed idea. For Phase I, submissions should focus on the feasibility and technical foundation of the disruptive technology that would be established through R&D work.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 12/4/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-592: STTR Phase I

NSF is looking to support businesses with funding to conduct research and development (R&D)  that will propel the commercialization of innovative products and services. Proposals should aim to emphasize the commercial and societal impacts of the proposed idea. For Phase I, submissions should focus on the feasibility and technical foundation of the disruptive technology that would be established through R&D work.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 12/4/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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N00173-18-S-BA01: NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is accepting White Paper submissions that propose potential advancement and improvement in Naval and Marine Corps operations in a variety of areas within basic and applied research. NRL is particularly interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects.

Relevant topic areas of interest include:

1. Metamaterials

2. Additive manufacturing technologies

3. Micro/nanolighography technologies

Additional topic areas can be found in the Appendix.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/9/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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18-557: Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)

The Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) program aims to support research to ultimately develop robust, long-term autonomy requiring minimal or no human intervention in unexpected or uncertain situations. 

Areas of interest under this opportunity are:

1. Cognizant- High-level awareness of capabilities and limitations to anticipate potential failures and plan accordingly

2. Taskable- Interpretation of high-level instructions alongside planning and execution of actions that are dependent on characteristics of the context the system is operating in

3. Adaptive- Ability to change behavior over time, to learn from personal experiences and those of other systems through instruction or observation

4. Ethical- Adherance to a system of societal and legal rules and consideration of those rules when performing tasks

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/3/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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HR001118S0058: Polyplexus Pilot 2

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is developing an online platform known as Polyplexus in order to transform the current research and development process by reducing the amount of time between concept and proposal submission through collaborations on evidence collection and hypothesis generation. This announcement is looking for interested parties to pilot test the platform for ideas that may emerge from online conversation in a variety of fields.

Submission Details:

Abstract Submission Due Date: 8/14/19, 4 PM EST

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 9/3/19, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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18-567: Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program

The Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) is supporting research and education endeavors in advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) that lead to systems with the potential to transform science and engineering research. Proposed research should seek to address new CI frontiers that can lead to major innovations and support development efforts alongside additional processes to realize CI research that plays an important role in advancing all fields within STEM research and education.

Areas of interest include:

Systems architecture and middleware for extreme-scale systems

Scalable algorithms and applications

Advanced CI ecosystem

Principal investigators are strongly encouraged to contact an OAC cognizant program director for additional guidance.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: 11/1/18-11/15/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-569: Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

With the rapid changes of computer and network systems, there is a growing need to satisfy both general and purpose-driven system requirements. The Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education proposals that implement a system-oriented method towards computing and networking technologies. This includes development of new technologies, enhancements of current systems, or new applications of existing technologies. Proposals should consider technology trends and upcoming challenges with a systems focus and investigate the dependencies between a variety of areas within CNS research.

Submission Details:

Small Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 11/1/18-11/15/18, 5 PM Local

Large & Medium Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/24/18-10/2/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-568: Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) is supporting research and education projects to better understand the foundations behind computing and communication.  Projects should seek to integrate research and education endeavors to better prepare future generations who enter these fields.

Areas of interest are:

1. Algorithmic Foundations (AF)

2. Communications and Information foundations (CIF)

3. Foundatiosn of Emerging Technologies (FET)

4. Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)

Submission Details:

Small Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 11/1/18-11/15/18, 5 PM Local

Medium Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/24/18-10/2/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Fall 2018 Grants Conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be hosting its 50th Grants Conference to provide insight over a variety of aspects to consider when submitting proposals for grants. The conference will also include new programs and initiatives, future directions and strategies for national science policy, proposal preparation, and additional processes and policies behind grant applications.

Event Details:

Registration Deadline: 9/6/18, 12 PM EST

Event Dates: 11/8/18-11/9/18

Event Location: New Orleans, LA

For more information, visit nsfgrantsconferences.com

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DARPA-SN-18-66: Subterranean Challenge Competitors Day

DARPA's Tactical Technology Office (TTO) will be hosting a Competitors Day event to provide information about its Subterranean (SubT) Challenge to interested competitors. The event will introduce the objectives and provide preliminary information about the SubT Challenge, and encourage the formation of teams with the capabilities to perform the necessary research and development for completion of the challenge.

Event Details:

Event Date: 9/27/18, 8-5 PM EST

Event Location: Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville, KY

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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Energy Storage Summit

The Department of Energy's (DOE) InnovationXLab Energy Storage Summit aims to showcase the resources available that can be utilized by industry to address challenges with energy storage. The event serves as an opportunity for private companies, investors, university, and other organizations to come together and collaborate on energy storage endeavors and technologies that can continuously advance applications such as transportation and the electric grid. Registration for the event can be found here.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 9/18/18-9/19/18

Event Location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

For more information, visit doeinnovationxlab.com

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DARPA-SN-18-78: Polyplexus Pilot 2 Proposers Day

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is hosting a Proposers Day webcast to introduce information for an upcoming BAA for the Polyplexus Pilot 2 program. The Proposers Day aims to introduce the objectives of the Polyplexus Pilot 2 program to the research community and explain its mechanics. The Polyplexus program aims to reshape the research and development process by increasing efficiency and decreasing the amount of time between concept emergence and proposal submission. Ultimately, the DSO will fund some of the research proposals submitted to the program that investigate innovative methods to encourage significant advancements within science, devices, and systems. In order to attend the live webcast, advance registration is required and can be done here.

Event Details:

Registration Deadline: 9/7/18, 5 PM EST

Event Date: 9/11/18, 11 AM EST

Repost of Webcast: 9/13/18, 3 PM EST

For more information about the event, visit fedbizopps.gov

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8-BB47-P-00261-00: Energy Technology Innovation

In order to accelerate research and development of technologies applied towards changing energy systems across the country, Argonne National Laboratory created the Chain Reaction Innovations program. Chain Reaction Innovations focuses on energy materials and manufacturing and serves as a platform for entrepreneurial support and mentoring of early-stage innovations that still need technical foundation prior to commercialization.

Selected innovators will get the opportunity to collaborate with Argonne to develop their technologies along with financial support and access to technical tools for up to 2 years. More information about additional benefits can be found in the "Opportunity" section of the solicitation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: 10/31/18, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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DOD-SBIR-18-3: SBIR 18.3

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program consists of three phases and encourages small subinesses to propose technological innovations that address research and developmental needs. Phase I proposals should determine the commercial potential and scientific feasibility of the proposed technology. 

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: 10/24/18, 8 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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DOD-STTR-18-C: STTR 18.C

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program consists of three phases and encourages small businesses and research institutions collaborations for innovative and commercializable research towards scientific and engineering problems. Phase I proposals should provide the research providing the scientific and technical foundation behind the innovation alongside the commercial oppportunities of the proposed efforts.

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: 10/24/18, 8 PM EST

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Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

The program supports a variety of endeavors towards innovative technologies including energy, control systems and machine learning. The goals of the EPCN program is to encourage research to better understand and develop systems and methods for a variety of breakthrough applications.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: open

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Fall 2018 IoT Collaborative Pilot Grants

The IoT Collaborative (IOTC) seeks to establish Greater Cleveland as a hub of creation and translation of connected products, services, and solutions while also being a driver for innovations leading the market with Internet of Things solutions. To provide this foundation, IOTC is accepting proposals for pilot research projects that align with the strengths of ongoing research at CWRU and CSU and encourage collaborations amongst faculty.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Sensors and data analytics

2. Privacy and security

3. Community engagement with technology

4. Health applications and ethics

For more information visit iotcollaborative.org

Submission Details:

Interest Survey Response Deadline: 8/31/18

Faculty Networking Event at Health Tech Corridor: 9/10/18, 4-6 PM EST

Proposal Submission Deadline: 11/1/18, 5 PM EST

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DARPA Subterranean Challenge (SubT) Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge aims to develop innovative technologies that would augment operations underground. The SubT Challenge will explore new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, search, and exploit complex underground environments, including human-made tunnel systems, urban underground, and natural cave networks.

Tunnels can extend many kilometers in length and include highly constrained passages, multiple levels, and vertical shafts. Urban underground environments are often more structured and constructed out of human-made materials, but can have complex layouts that cover multiple stories and/or span multiple city blocks. Natural cave networks often have irregular geological structures, with both constrained passages and large caverns, and unpredictable topologies often stretching large distances in extent and depth.

These environments present significant challenges for situational awareness. In time-sensitive scenarios, such as active combat operations or disaster response settings, warfighters and first responders face increased technical challenges including difficult terrain, unstable structures, degraded environmental conditions, severe communication constraints, and expansive areas of operation. For these reasons, natural cave networks, human-made tunnels, and urban underground environments have consistently played a central role in historical warfare and military operations. The SubT Challenge will ensure that our warfighters and first responders are equipped with the technologies and capabilities they need to effectively execute their future missions.

For more information, visit darpa.mil

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DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Executive Summary due September 10 2018

Full Proposal due November 13 2018

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Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is committed to lowering the cost and build time of hydropower and pumped storage systems, further increasing their ability to provide essential reliability services and contribute to the resilience of the grid, and continuing to reduce their environmental impacts and permitting timelines.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains two Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Facility Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2: New Use Cases for Pumped-Storage Hydropower

For more information, visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

Submission Details:

Concept Papers due 9/28/2018 5:00 PM EST

Full Application due 11/30/2018 5:00 PM EST

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High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP)

The HITEMMP (High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes) program will develop novel approaches and technologies for design topologies, materials, and manufacturing of high temperature, high pressure, and highly compact heat exchangers. These heat exchangers will enable efficient and power dense power generation cycles for applications in transportation, electricity generation, and industrial sectors. If successful, the materials and manufacturing advances from the HITEMMP program may also yield broader benefits in other operating regimes, and in applications beyond heat exchangers and power cycles.

The HITEMMP program targets heat exchangers to operate in environments where temperatures and pressures are simultaneously in excess of 800°C and 80 bar, with operating lifetimes of tens of thousands of hours. These heat exchangers must offer superior thermal performance and low pumping power requirements, and must also be cost competitive and durable (per metrics prescribed in Section I.D of the FOA). These performance goals are beyond the capability of any existing technologies, but ARPA-E believes that recent advances in materials, topological design methodologies, and manufacturing technologies can be leveraged to realize the desired extreme-environment heat exchanger capability. Specific developments include:

  • The identification and development of materials capable of withstanding extreme temperature and pressure conditions while featuring attractive thermo-mechanical and manufacturability properties;
  • Advances in additive and/or subtractive manufacturing techniques to enable the cost-effective realization of small structural feature sizes, smooth surface finishes, and other enabling heat exchanger characteristics; and
  • The refinement and application of advanced design methodologies to leverage new material capabilities while incorporating manufacturing constraints.

For more information, visit arpa-e-foa.energy.gov here or here.

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 12, 2018, 9:30 AM EST.

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Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering, and Information (Q-AMASE-i)

The Division of Materials Research (DMR), the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS), and the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) seek to rapidly accelerate quantum materials design, synthesis, characterization, and translation of fundamental materials engineering and information research for quantum devices, systems, and networks. The new program of Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering, and Information (Q-AMASE-i) aims to support these goals by establishing Foundries with mid-scale infrastructure for rapid prototyping and development of quantum materials and devices. The new materials, devices, tools and methods developed by Q-AMASE-i will be shared with the science and engineering communities through a Foundry-operated network. Technology transfer of Foundry activities will be enabled by close cooperation with industrial partners.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Letter of intent due September 17, 2018, 5:00 PM submitter's local time

Full proposal due November 5, 2018, 5:00 PM submitter's local time

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RFI: National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities

This is a Request for Information (RFI), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding U.S. national-level test facilities for offshore wind-specific research and development (R&D). WETO is seeking information on facilities that can conduct unique offshore wind R&D in the U.S., what upgrades to existing facilities or new facilities are needed for the U.S. to be at the cutting edge of offshore wind R&D, and what specific tests and analyses could be carried out at existing, upgraded, or new facilities in order to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry.

For more information, visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 14, 2018

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RFI: Hydrogen at Scale: Determining Opportunities to Facilitate Wide-Scale Hydrogen Adoption for Energy Security and Economic Growth

This is a Request for Information (RFI), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s vision of the H2@Scale initiative is to enable affordable, reliable and secure energy through hydrogen production from diverse domestic resources and utilization across multiple sectors. Through this initiative, the DOE aims to incentivize the research and development (R&D) of transformational technologies that reduce the cost of hydrogen production and distribution technologies, diversify the feedstocks available for affordable hydrogen production, enable new end uses of hydrogen, enhance the flexibility of the electric power grid, reduce emissions through novel uses of affordable hydrogen, generate jobs in growing industries, and provide global technology leadership for export of next-generation energy solutions. The objective of this Request for Information (RFI) is to identify and quantify domestic resources compatible with large-scale hydrogen production, and to identify pathways to enable effective near- and long-term leveraging of these resources in major industries requiring affordable, secure, domestic, and scalable hydrogen supplies. This RFI complements the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s (FCTO’s) early-stage R&D activities and is intended to leverage the private sector to identify technical, cost and infrastructure barriers to deployment and widespread adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This RFI also complements FCTO’s RFI titled Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure which was released on June 13, 2018.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Dear Colleague Letter: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Making cyberspace secure and trustworthy is a critical challenge confronting society. The fragility and vulnerability of cyberspace have exposed societies and individuals to untold risks with severe consequences. Achieving a more secure cyberspace demands overcoming major scientific challenges, and realizing privacy and trust in cyberspace requires reconciling technology with human and societal needs. New advances in technology for cyberspace, changes in society, and adoption in new domains will also necessitate a rethinking of the interplay between security, privacy, and trust in cyberspace. The multi-disciplinary SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to assess their effectiveness. The SaTC program also seeks to explore innovative approaches for growing a capable, next-generation cyber workforce, and for accelerating the transition of successful cybersecurity research into practice and useful products and services.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

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Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

With this Dear Colleague letter (DCL), the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) and the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) within the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation continue to encourage innovative exploratory and translational research by academic researchers and small businesses in all aspects of integrated photonics that utilize the current silicon photonics capabilities resident in AIM Photonics.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

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Technology for Demonstration and Commercial Scale Production of a Reliable, Domestic Supply of Molybdenum-99 without the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Office of Material Management and Minimization (NA-23) is soliciting applications from commercial entities that will result in the award of cooperative agreements to demonstrate and achieve commercial-scale production of the medical isotope, Molybdenum-99, hereafter referred to as Mo-99, without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the United States. The applications will be evaluated based on the ability of the recipient to produce Mo-99 in the United States and establish the capability to deliver to the U.S. market at least 3,000 6-day curies of Mo-99 per week, steady state, without the use of HEU. The criteria for evaluation and selection will be discussed within this FOA. Any commercial entity which already has the capability to currently produce at least 3,000 6-day curies of Mo-99 per week, steady state, without the use of HEU, will be eliminated from consideration. Awards under this FOA are subject to the availability of funds. Acceptance of an application for evaluation does not obligate DOE/NNSA to make an award. DOE/NNSA reserves the right to fund, in whole or in part, any, all or none of the applications submitted in response to this FOA. DOE/NNSA also reserves the right to award with or without discussions with applicants.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 30, 2018

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Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation

The Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for development of new technologies and instrumentation for astronomy and astrophysics.The program supports overarching science objectives of the Division of Astronomical Sciences.Development of innovative, potentially transformative technologies are encouraged, even at high technical risk.Supported categories include but are not limited to:advanced technology development or concept feasibility studies and specialized instrumentation to enable new observations that are difficult or impossible to obtain with existing means.Proposals may include hardware and/or software development and/or analysis to enable new types of astronomical observations.The program encourages making products of research available to the public.It also encourages community coordination of technology and instrumentation development efforts via an annual Principal Investigators meeting.

For more information visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: November 15, 2018

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Grid Optimization (GO) Competition

ARPA-E’s Grid Optimization (GO) Competition comprises a series of prize challenges to accelerate the development and comprehensive evaluation of new software solutions for tomorrow’s electric grid. Key areas for development include but are not limited to optimal utilization of conventional and emerging technologies, management of dynamic grid operations (including extreme event response and restoration), and management of millions of emerging distributed energy resources (DER).

The first challenge of the GO Competition is an algorithm competition to develop solutions to the electric power sector’s security-constrained optimal power flow (SCOPF) problem. Optimal power flow requires determining generator settings that best enable power to be routed to customers across a complex grid in a reliable and cost-effective manner. Algorithms will be tested on complex, realistic power system models, and participants will be scored on how well their algorithms perform relative to other competitors’. Winning teams will efficiently find a minimum-cost solution to the SCOPF problem.

Additional challenges are planned beginning in 2019 in topics including DERs, intermittent resources, storage, grid resilience, grid restoration, grid dynamics, and cyber threats.

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

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 7, 2018

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Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

The NSF Engineering and Geosciences Directorates (ENG and GEO) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Engineering and Material Sciences (DEMS) and Department of Geosciences are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.

Among nations, the U.S. and China have the two largest economies on Earth and also have important engineering, technology, business and trade relationships with each other. Both nations face significant environmental sustainability challenges, for example in the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, urban sustainability, global change, and manufacturing. Fundamental research is needed to provide the foundational knowledge for addressing these challenges.

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. - China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:

"Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)"

  1. quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system

  2. innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

Submission Details:

Deadline: October 22, 2018

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America Makes - Acceleration of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (ALSAM)

America Makes proudly announces a Directed Project Opportunity made available to its members, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division. This Directed Project Opportunity focuses on the acceleration of large scale additive manufacturing (ALSAM) with the objective of overcoming known and distinct shortcomings of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) additive manufacturing (AM) that are limiting the wider adoption of the technology for production.

Through the ALSAM Directed Project, AFRL specifically seeks an open source, multi-laser manufacturing research platform to assist in the identification of best practices and quantify part production efficiency that can be realized with multi-laser SLM machines. Additionally, AFRL requires a flexible platform to conduct manufacturing relevant, controlled experiments into multi- or many laser approaches, offering possible quality improvements for challenging alloys through tailored thermal management approaches.

For more information, visit americamakes.us

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 28, 2018

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Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains three Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Advancing Smart Curtailment Strategies

Topic Area 2: Advanced Component Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Development and Validation of Offshore Wind Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies 

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 26, 2018

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Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System

NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System (PLSS) in support of NASA's next generation space suit, the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) (xEMU). The PLSS being developed for the xEMU will offer many significant advantages over the current EMU PLSS which includes two thermal control loops (TCLs) inside the PLSS, one primary and one auxiliary. Deliverables for this effort will include a Preliminary Design Review, Pre-Manufacturing Review, Full Drawings set, Electrical De-rating Analysis and Radiation Assessment, as well as Stress and Thermal Analysis.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

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SHort Range Independent Microbotic Platforms (SHRIMP)

DARPA/MTO seeks innovative proposals for the development of micro-to-milli (insect scale) robotic technologies. SHRIMP will develop and demonstrate, through a series of Olympic-themed events, multi-functional mm-to-cm scale robotic platforms with a focus on untethered mobility, maneuverability, and dexterity. To achieve this goal, SHRIMP will also provide foundational research in the area of micro-actuator materials and energy efficient power systems for extremely SWaP-constrained microrobotic systems. It is expected that such advances will be enabling for applications including search and rescue, disaster relief, hazardous environment inspection, in-flight control of aerodynamic platforms, steerable optics, and prosthetics.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 26, 2018

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Advanced Technological Education

With an emphasis on two-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions (grades 7-12, IHEs)and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institutionschool levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. It is expected that projects will be faculty driven and that courses and programs credit bearing, although materials developed may also be used for incumbent worker education. The ATE program encourages partnerships with other entities that may impact technician education.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: October 15, 2018

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National Science Foundation - Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program supports the fundamental research needed to revitalize American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries. The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership. Areas of research, for example, include manufacturing systems; materials processing; manufacturing machines; methodologies; and manufacturing across the length scales. Researchers working in the areas of cybermanufacturing systems, manufacturing machines and equipment, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing are encouraged to transcend and cross domain boundaries. Interdisciplinary, convergent proposals are welcome that bring manufacturing to new application areas, and that incorporate challenges and approaches outside the customary manufacturing portfolio to broaden the impact of America’s advanced manufacturing research. Proposals of all sizes will therefore be considered as justified by the project description. Investigators are encouraged to discuss their ideas with AM program directors well in advance of submission at AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov.

For more information, visit grants.gov

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Notice of Intent (NOI): DE-FOA-0001950: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower.”

DOE’s Hydropower Vision report [1] identified 1.7 GW of hydropower potential in undeveloped sites and waterways, with an additional 15 GW enabled by the emergence of innovative—even transformational—technologies and designs to reduce costs and meet environmental performance objectives. To facilitate development of new stream-reach resources, innovation in standardization, modularity, and environmental compatibility is required. In addition, 43 pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants provide over 95% of utility-scale electrical energy storage in the United States. To expand the value and contribution of PSH in the future electricity system, research into storage technology designs, optimization, and modeling tools is needed. To address these gaps, this FOA solicits new design concepts and associated modeling and analysis for standard modular hydropower and PSH.

For more information, visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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Notice of Intent (NOI): DE-FOA-0001949: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO),on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001905 entitled "Energy-Water Desalination Hub". This FOA will support the establishment of an Energy Innovation Hub in the area of Energy-Water Desalination (referred to as the “Hub”) to accelerate transformational advances in science and engineering focused on reducing the energy and cost requirements of desalination to provide clean and safe water. The Hub will include highly collaborative research teams, spanning multiple scientific, engineering, and where appropriate, economic and public policy disciplines. By bringing together top talent from across the full spectrum of research and development (R&D) performers—including universities, private industry, non-profits, and National Laboratories—the Hub will serve as the world-leading R&D center in Energy-Water Desalination. THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. 

For more information, visit grants.gov

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FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) program is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD (R&E)). VBFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce.

VBFF is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives.

Objectives of the program are to:

  • Support unclassified basic scientific and engineering research that could be the foundation for future revolutionary new capabilities for DoD

  • Educate and train student and post-doctoral researchers for the defense workforce

  • Foster long-term relationships between university researchers and the DoD

  • Familiarize university researchers and their students with DoD’s current and projected future challenges

  • Increase the number of talented technical experts that DoD can call upon.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: January 18, 2019

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BAA - Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy

The USAFA invests in an active research program for three main reasons. First and foremost, research significantly enhances the cadet learning experience. Research is done by, for and with cadets who work alongside fellow cadets and faculty mentors. Research provides cadets with rich independent learning opportunities as they tackle ill-defined problems and are challenged to apply their knowledge and abilities.

Second, the research program provides opportunities essential for faculty development. Research broadens and deepens the experience base of the faculty. This infuses current, relevant, state-of-the-art and cutting-edge applications and examples into the curriculum. This also helps USAFA faculty remain current in their respective fields.

Third, USAFA conducts research to enhance the ability of the Air Force to perform its mission. There are ongoing research projects spanning topics as diverse as super hypersonics, cyber security, spatial disorientation, athletic performance and homeland defense. This BAA offers a vehicle for research to be performed to satisfy these three objectives, while also meeting research needs of industry counterparts/serve a public purpose. All awards issued against this BAA must serve to benefit the objectives identified above.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

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BAA - Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

This is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the AFOSR discovers, shapes, and champions research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, AFOSR research managers seek to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.

The full text of the BAA can be downloaded from fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: August 30, 2019

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BAA - Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

This is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), solicitation number BAA-18-R-STCD, is sponsored by the US Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) and will be open for five (5) years from the date of original issue. The BAA will be valid through 19 June 2023, unless terminated sooner. This BAA includes research interests from the S&TCD, which is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

 CERDEC develops and integrates command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked Warfighters. The CERDEC S&TCD provides the Army with secure communications/networking technologies through research and development (R&D) innovations.

S&TCD has six Program Divisions:  Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA), Satellite Communications Systems (SATCOM), Systems Engineering, Architecture, Modeling and Simulation (SEAMS), Radio Frequency Communications (RFC), Tactical Communications (TC), Operations (OPS).  Each Division has a specific mission area of responsibility in support of the Army’s need for the most modern strategic and tactical communication technologies. 

For more information, as well as the full text of the BAA, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: June 19, 2023

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Communications, Circuits, and Sensing Systems (CCSS)

The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Program supports innovative research in circuit and system hardware and signal processing techniques. CCSS also supports system and network architectures for communications and sensing to enable the next-generation cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and sensing integrated with physical domains. CCSS invests in micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), physical, chemical, and biological sensing systems, neurotechnologies, and communication & sensing circuits and systems. The goal is to create new complex and hybrid systems ranging from nano- to macro-scale with innovative engineering principles and solutions for a variety of applications including but not limited to healthcare, medicine, environmental and biological monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, intelligent transportation, manufacturing, energy, and smart buildings. CCSS encourages research proposals based on emerging technologies and applications for communications and sensing such as high-speed communications of terabits per second and beyond, sensing and imaging covering microwave to terahertz frequencies, personalized health monitoring and assistance, secured wireless connectivity and sensing for the Internet of Things, and dynamic-data-enabled autonomous systems through real-time sensing and learning.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

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BAA: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divison

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is interested in receiving proposals for Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of NAWCAD operations. Note that this is an announcement to declare NAWCAD’s broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

For more information, the full text of the announcement can be found at fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: 6/14/2019

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Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Full proposal accepted any time. Proposals submitted to other program announcements and solicitations, including the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), must meet their respective deadlines; please refer to the deadline dates specified in the appropriate announcement or solicitation. Proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) or Rapid Response Research (RAPID) can be submitted at any time but Principal Investigators must contact the cognizant program director prior to submission. Proposals for supplements or workshops can be submitted at any time, and PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant PD prior to submission.

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TransTech Energy Conference

Please mark your calendar for the TransTech Energy Business Development Confernece, to take place in Pittsburgh on Oct 23-24 (during CWRU Fall break!) This is the 6th year of the TTE Conference, and the 2nd that CWRU and GLEI are partners, along with other member universities of the Tri-State University Energy Alliance.  There is an excellent opportunity to meet with program managers from NETL and DOE on Day 1. 

  The first six years of TransTech Conferences have enabled 118 pitches for funding – 90 by start-up companies and 28 by commercializable projects. CWRU technology start-up Crystal-E was among the pitch competition awardees last year!  If you or your students have a start-up technology or company that you would like to pitch at TTE, please apply, and contact Grant Goodrich and Kim Fleddermann at GLEI.

For more information, visit transtechenergy.org. A draft agenda of the conference can be found here.

Submission Details:

Registration

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Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum

The Rice Alliance's 16th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum on September 13, 2018 is the largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the southwest.

This event is an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies, meet investors to seek funding, see promising companies, learn about investment opportunities, meet individuals from the energy & clean technology industry, learn about promising companies seeking to expand their management team, as well networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives.

The must-attend event is open to anyone involved in the energy and clean technology community in the region. The conference will include industry luminary speakers, investors, and promising startups from throughout the U.S. and beyond.

For more information, visit ectvf.rice.edu

Submission Details:

General Registration

Presenter Application

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Powering the Future We Want

The UN-DESA Grant (hereinafter Grant) - made possible through funding support by the China Energy Fund Board, an NGO in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and established for a period of five years - seeks to:

  • Advance implementation in energy for sustainable development by recognizing and honoring outstanding institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy for sustainable development

  • Encourage all relevant stakeholders, including experts and practitioners from energy and related fields, to achieve scientific and technological innovations and breakthroughs and establish effective leadership and best practices in implementing strategies, policies and actions aimed at advancing energy for sustainable development, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability

  • Focus not only on the recipient's leadership and innovation but also willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities for replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

For more information, visit poweringthefuture.un.org

Submission Details:

To apply for this grant, please visit poweringthefuture.un.org/apply2

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American Made Solar Prize

The American-Made Solar Prize is the inaugural prize competition of the American-Made Challenges, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), designed to incentivize the nation's entrepreneurs to reenergize innovation and reassert American leadership in the energy marketplace.

These new challenges seek to lower the barriers U.S.-based innovators face by accelerating the cycles of learning from years to weeks, while helping to create partnerships that connect entrepreneurs to the private sector and the network of DOE's National Laboratories across the nation.

The American-Made Challenges brings together the world's best-in-class research base with an unparalleled entrepreneurial support system consisting of pioneering fabrication facilities, a broad network of energy incubators, and 17 national laboratories to create a sweeping portfolio of innovations primed for private investment and commercial scale up.

For more information, visit americanmadechallenges.org

Submission Details:

To apply for the American Made Solar Prize, visit herox.com/solarprize

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National Science Foundation Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program supports the fundamental research needed to revitalize American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries. The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership.

Areas of research, for example, include manufacturing systems; materials processing; manufacturing machines; methodologies; and manufacturing across the length scales.

Researchers working in the areas of cybermanufacturing systems, manufacturing machines and equipment, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing are encouraged to transcend and cross domain boundaries. Interdisciplinary, convergent proposals are welcome that bring manufacturing to new application areas, and that incorporate challenges and approaches outside the customary manufacturing portfolio to broaden the impact of America’s advanced manufacturing research. Proposals of all sizes will therefore be considered as justified by the project description.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Proposals accepted at any time. Investigators are encouraged to discuss their ideas with AM program directors well in advance of submission at AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov

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Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

The vast U.S. building stock has been constructed primarily of conventional materials, such as concrete, masonry, steel, and wood. New waves in building design approaches, such as performance/resilient-based design, as well as rapid evolutions in robotics, additive manufacturing, and computation, create stunning new opportunities to revolutionize engineering and architectural materials for high performance buildings.

With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings, the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals to the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for high risk/high reward fundamental research to investigate wholly new materials and radical changes in the design of conventional materials, through the adaptation and integration of advanced technologies, to enable high performance buildings (structural systems, foundation systems, and building envelopes).

EAGER proposals with budgets of up to $300,000 will be considered; proposed budgets must be justified by the project scope.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

EAGER proposals must follow NSF's Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

Interested PIs are required to contact one of the cognizant NSF Program Officers listed below before submission of the EAGER proposal. Often, a one-page abstract is helpful when contacting the Program Officer to establish the appropriateness for an EAGER proposal submission.

Y. Grace Hsuan, ENG/CMMI, yhsuan@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2241

Joy Pauschke, ENG/CMMI, jpauschk@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7024

Richard Fragaszy, ENG/CMMI, rfragaszy@nsf.gov, (703)-292-7011

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National Science Foundation Electrochemical Systems Program

The Electrochemical Systems program is part of the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which includes also 1) Catalysis; 2) Molecular Separations; and 3) Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics.

The goal of the Electrochemical Systems program is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes involving electro- or photochemistry for the sustainable production of electricity, fuels, and chemicals. Processes for sustainable energy and chemical production must be scalable, environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Research projects that stress fundamental understanding of phenomena that directly impact key barriers to improved system or component-level performance (e.g., energy efficiency, product yield, process intensification) are encouraged. Processes for energy storage should address fundamental research barriers for the applications of renewable electricity storage or for transport propulsion. For projects involving energy storage materials, proposals should involve hypotheses that involve device or component performance characteristics that are tied to fundamental understanding of transport, kinetics, or thermodynamics. Advanced chemistries are encouraged.

Proposed research should be inspired by the need for economic and impactful conversion processes. All proposal project descriptions should address how the proposed work, if successful, will improve process realization and economic feasibility and compare the proposed work against current state-of-the-art. Highly integrated multidisciplinary projects are encouraged.

Current topics of interest include:

  • Electrochemical Energy and Chemical Production Systems
  • Organic Photovoltaics Devices and Processing

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.

For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

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DOD-ONR Communcations and Networking Discovery and Invention

Communications technology that can provide seamless, robust, connectivity is at the foundation of the Sea Power 21 and FORCEnet Vision "... to have the right information, at the right place, at the right time ..." The performance of Command and Control (C2) systems and decision making at all levels of command depend critically on reliable, interoperable, survivable, secure, and timely communications and networking, and the availability of high capacity multimedia (voice, data, imagery) communication networks is fundamental to nearly all Department of Navy missions.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 28, 2018, 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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DOE-FOA-0001820 FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

The SC mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. SC is the Nation’s largest Federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead Federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for our Nation’s energy future.

SC accomplishes its mission and advances national goals by supporting:

• The frontiers of science—exploring nature’s mysteries from the study of fundamental subatomic particles, atoms, and molecules that are the building blocks of the materials of our universe and everything in it to the DNA, proteins, and cells that are the building blocks of life. Each of the programs in SC supports research probing the most fundamental disciplinary questions.

• The 21st Century tools of science—providing the nation’s researchers with 27 state-of-the-art national scientific user facilities - the most advanced tools of modern science - propelling the U.S. to the forefront of science, technology development and deployment through innovation.

• Science for energy and the environment―paving the knowledge foundation to spur discoveries and innovations for advancing the Department’s mission in energy and environment. SC supports a wide range of funding modalities from single principal investigators to large team-based activities to engage in fundamental research on energy production, conversion, storage, transmission, and use, and on our understanding of the earth systems.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: September 30, 2018

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DOE - Technologist in Residence Program

In an effort to advance several of the Administration’s priorities, including enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and increasing U.S. economic growth, senior lab and industry researchers will work together to more deeply understand industry’s most important challenges and the national laboratory capabilities that can best solve them. The lab technologist will provide deep technical knowledge and help the industry partners navigate and leverage the resources and expertise across all of the national labs.

Technologist in Residence partnerships run for up to two years with the goal of creating long-term working relationships with the labs that extend well beyond the program timeframe. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to apply for funding. EERE anticipates awarding five laboratories with up to $350,000 in funding per selectee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds expire, with a final deadline of May 20, 2019.

For more information, visit energy.gov

Submission Details:

Interested industry partners are encouraged to contact Eli Levine at Eli.Levine@EE.Doe.Gov with questions and to help identify a lab with whom to partner and apply for this opportunity.

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Halliburton - iEnergy University Grants Program

 

Apply for Landmark’s University Grants Program (UGP) to receive software provisioning and training free of charge. Currently, over 200 academic institutions are benefitting from this program, which offers the ability to opt for software deployment through the iEnergy® Cloud.

How it Works

Landmark contributes renewable Landmark software licenses to qualified academic institutions worldwide. From seismic processing to exploration, drilling, production and beyond, universities can and do widely use our latest software to:

  • Deliver curricula
  • Support student thesis projects
  • Conduct advanced research

What’s Included

Landmark software grants (software provided through the UGP is not intended for commercial use by universities) are evergreen with three-year renewable terms and come with software maintenance and technical support. Additionally, once part of the University Grants Program, the institution will have access to LANDMARK LEARNING for training purposes.

For more information, visit iEnergy.community.

Submission Details:

Application

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DEED Funding for Students

DEED offers four types of funding for students — educational scholarships, student internships, student research grants, and technical design projects.

Applicants must be full-time students attending an accredited college/university or vocational institution within the U.S. and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Official transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline.

For more information, visit publicpower.org

Submission Details:

To apply, start by requesting login credentials through the request for credentials form.

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The Solutions Project Fighter Fund

Solutions Project invests in community-based organizations and leaders that are removing barriers (political, financial, cultural) to affordable clean energy for all. We focus on leaders who are most impacted by the failed energy policies and climate change in their communities and who are working through community organizing, local projects and state campaigns to make it better. We encourage equity-rooted strategies that work to ensure that community benefits, diverse leadership, and just transitions are central to the call for 100% clean, renewable energy.

The Solutions Project offers support via grants through the Fighter Fund. The Fighter Fund is a rapid response grantmaking program providing real-time support to pivotal frontline leaders accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. Resources are designed to support place-based movement moments through organizing, direct action, advocacy, and lobbying activities; communications that build public will and cultural power; and coalition building. Ideal grantees are tax-exempt organizations, either (c)(3) or (c)(4), that are governed by the communities in which they serve, mobilize marginalized communities, have the capacity to leverage resources for additional funders, and are experimenting with innovative tactics to activate constituencies in advancing 100% clean energy for 100% of people. The Fighter Fund is currently an open application reviewed on a rolling basis. All interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply and the Fighter Fund has the following interest areas:

  1. State policy campaigns supporting 100% clean energy for 100% of the people
  2. Fossil fuel infrastructure resistance
  3. Indigenous organizing and led movements
  4. Supporting transparent, cleaner, and democratically controlled rural electric cooperatives
  5. Community-owned clean energy demonstration projects in need of seed capital

Grants range from $500 to $25,000. For more information, visit thesolutionsproject.org

Submission Details:

At this time, the Fighter Fund is by invitation only.

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Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)

The CSDM Program supports research projects that have strong implications for advancing the foundational knowledge of chemical systems. The program supports research on the nature of chemical structure, chemical structure property studies, chemical dynamics, and chemical mechanisms. The CSDM program is divided into two sub-programs, CSDM-A and CSDM-B. CSDM-B is the venue for physical organic and physical inorganic chemistry. The research supported by the two programs may also be distinguished in terms of whether their goal is to use existing experimental methods and current conceptual frameworks to understand and describe physical processes in molecules and materials that are becoming increasingly relevant in modern applications (CSDM-B), or to challenge the way we think about physical phenomena in chemical systems through the development of innovative experimental approaches and new conceptual models (CSDM-A). Projects supported by CSDM-B rely on theory to interpret structure-function relationships, and also tend to focus on the consequence of structure (or changes in structure) on reactivity and other behaviors.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 9/1/18-10/1/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Faculty Research Program

The Faculty Research Program is an opportunity for faculty to collaborate with NETL principal investigators on work of interest to the NETL and participating state-of-the-art NETL facilities.Benefits include a monthly stipend, insurance, inbound/outbound travel, and resources to encourage attendance at conferences, workshops, and other professional development activities.

Research and development areas of interest include:

- Carbon Management

- Combustion Science

- Fuel Cell Research

- Process Development

- Remote Sensing

- Sensors and Controls

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit orau.gov

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Unsolicited Proposals

The Department of Energy (DOE) encourages organizations and individuals to submit unsolicited proposals that are relevant to the DOE's research and development mission. Proposals must demonstrate support of an idea, method, or approach submitted by the proposer's initiative rather than in response to a solicitation. Additionally, they must demonstrate a unique and innovative concept or capability not currently available to the Federal government and does not resemble a project of a recent, current, or pending solicitation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit netl.doe.gov

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18-555: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs that integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication. 

The FY 2019 Phase I CCI competition is open to projects in all fields supported by the Division of Chemistry, and must have scientific focus and the potential for transformative impact in chemistry. NSF Chemistry particularly encourages fundamental chemistry projects related to one or more of NSF's 10 Big Ideas.

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Due Date: 8/14/18

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/10/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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09-6884: Chemical Catalysis (CAT)

The Chemical Catalysis Program is supporting experimental and computational work towards understanding the fundamental chemistry of catalytic processes, from design and synthesis of the molecular, supramolecular, and nanometer scales, to discovery, development, and improvement of processes. Applications of modeling, theory, and simulation along with energy-related catalytic processes are of interest.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/1/18-10/1/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-517: Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)

The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program is supporting innovative research on devices building on prinviples of electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, and a variety of other fields. The EPMD is looking to advance micro-, nano- and quantum-based devices in a broad range of applications such as communications, energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

A list of the principles and their subcategories can be found here.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 10/1/18-11/1/18

Supplement Submission Due Date: 4/1/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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17-136: Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Methodologies for STEM Education

This Dear Colleague Letter is accepting proposals on the development, application, and extension of formal models and methodologies for STEM education research and evaluation. The program aims to develop the community's abilities to conduct research and evaluate STEM learning environments, workforce development, and increase participation. Proposers are encouraged to explore a variety of fundamental research projects.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 10/1/18-11/1/18

Supplement Submission Due Date: 4/1/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-7564: Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)

The CCSS program is supporting research in a variety of methods to enable the next-generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS). The program aims to create new complex and hybrid systems implementing engineering principles and solutions in a variety of applications. Proposals considering emerging technologies and applications beyond current limitations are highly encouraged.

Areas of interest include:

- RF Circuits and Antennas for Communications and Sensing

- Communication Systems and Signal Processing

- Dynamic Bio-Sensing Systems

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 10/1/18-11/1/18

Supplement Submission Due Date: 4/1/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001792: Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

To address the challenges of capture material interaction within coal fired or natural gas power plants and increase efficiency in CO2 capture, proposals are being accepted to develop transformational technologies that improve carbon capture costs and energy penalties

Areas of interest for this solicitation include:

1. Development of Novel Transformational Materials and Processes: Research, development, and validation of transformational materials and capture processes

2. Enabling Technologies to Improve Carbon Capture Systems: Research, development, and validation of enabling technologies that improve CO2 capture systems

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 9/28/18, 8 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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17-7684: Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)

The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to help develop innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) technologies and new applications of current CI resources to foster emerging areas of potentially transformative science and engineering research. The program will support early-stage efforts to identify and address cyberinfrastructure needs in new research areas with the development and implementation of experimental and innovative hardware and software systems to enable discovery. Additionally, the program encourages systematic and multidisciplinary CI approaches to address new opportunities to enable science and engineering research with disciplines such as computing, data infrastructure, software, workflow systems, and networking.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-525: Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

The main objective of the RARE program is to catalyze progress along the academic tenure-track of individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. The RARE program will reinvest in highly trained scientists and engineers by providing re-entry points and encouraging participation and increasing diversity of experience. 

There are two tracks within the program. Track 1 reengages researchers in a competitive funding opportunity with accommodations for a gap in record due to the research hiatus. Track 2 retrains investigators in new or updated techniques in order to return to competitive research activity.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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17-580: Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

The Division Materials (DMR) is supporting research that advances fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, characterization, synthesis, and materials-related phenomena. Projects supported are critical for successful future development of innovations and technologies that meet societal needs and enable continuous advances by the next generation of materials researchers.

Research programs supported by this solicitation include:

- Electronic and Photonic Materials

- Metals and Metallic Nanostructures

- Solid-State and Materials Chemistry

- Condensed Matter Physics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-11/1/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-8069: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)

The CDS&E-MSS program is accepting proposals that confront and consider a variety of mathematical and statistical challenges within the scientific and engineering communities in order to create and develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical theories. This will be the tools essential to address the issues from the explosion in digital and observational data from the growing roles of computational modeling and simulation. The program will support fundamental research that meets the computational and data-related challenges by advancing current mathematical and statistical methods that address these issues.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 9/1/18-9/17/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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17-581: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

To promote discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines, the CISE Research Infrastructure program aims to support the creation and development of world-class research infrastructure capable of supporting innovations in computer and information science and engineering. The program also aims to diversify by ensuring access to this infrastructure for individuals from a variety of academic institutions.

There program is supporting two classes of awards:

1. Institutional Infrastructure (II): Creation (II-new) or enhancement (II-EN) of CISE research infrastructures that enable research opportunities at institutions.

2. Community Infrastructure (CI): Planning (CI-P), Creation (CI-NEW), enhancement (CI-EN), or sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of CISE community research infrastructure to enable opportunities for broad-based communities beyond institutions.

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/7/18

Full Proposal Submission Due: 1/10/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability program aims to promote sustainable engineered systems that support humans' well-being while also being compatible with the natural environment.

While there are four supported principal general research areas, the topic of Green Engineering is relevant for encompassing the following:

- Management of storm water, recycling, and reuse of drinking water

- Improvements in distribution and collection systems that can advance smart growth strategies

- Innovations/Approaches that affects more than one chemical or manufacturing process

Proposals should be driven by engineering principles and presented explicitly in an environmental sustainability context.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Energy for Sustainability

The Energy for Sustainability program supports research that pushes for the discovery and implementation of innovative processes to sustain production of electricity, fuels, and energy storage. Projects should be inspired by the need for economic and impactful conversion processes and should emphasize understanding at a molecular level how key barriers affect system level performance.

Areas of interest include:

- Electrochemical Energy Systems: Research with a focus on both novel and advanced renewable energy systems with high-energy density and high-power density characteristics. Emphasis should be placed on fundamental understanding of the reaction and transport phenomena that underlie system performance.

- Organic Photovoltaics:Fundamental research on innovative processes for fabrication and theory-based characterization of future organic photovoltaic devices. Devices of particular interest include polymer and small molecule organic photovoltaics or dye sensitized photovoltaics for electricity generation.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Energy program aims to support research applying scientific and engineering principles to minimizing contamination, from human activities on land, on inland and coastal waters and air while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also emphasizes on research that identifies, evaluates, and monitors waste assimilative capacity and develops methods to effective remove and reduce contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils.

Areas of interest include:

1. Enhancing the availability of high quality water supplies: Development of treatment processes to meet the growing demand for water, remove contaminants, remediate contaminated soil and groundwater, and recycle wastewaters into water suitable for reuse.

2. Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soils: Research into the fate, transport, and remediation of potentially harmful contaminants and their corresponding byproducts.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Catalysis 

The Catalysis program is part of the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which includes also 1) Process Separations; 2) Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics; and 3) Energy for Sustainability. 

The goal of this program is to advance research in catalytic engineering science and promote fundamental understanding and the development of catalytic materials and reactions that are of benefit to society. Target applications include fuels, specialty and bulk chemicals, environmental catalysis, biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, conversion of greenhouse gases, and generation of solar hydrogen, as well as efficient routes to energy utilization.

Topic areas that are of particular interest include: 

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

  • Catalysis aimed at closing the carbon cycle (especially conversion of CO2, methane, and natural gas to fuels and chemical intermediates).

  • Catalytic alternatives to traditionally non-catalytic reaction processes, as well as new catalyst designs for established catalytic processes.

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

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

  • Commercially scalable methods of catalyst synthesis.

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

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

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

Submission Details:

Full proposal Submission Window:  10/1/18-10/22/18 

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

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DARPA-PA-18-01: Program Announcement for Disruptioneering

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made investments in science and technology with long-term positive impacts on the nation's national security. Given the increasing pace of discovery in science and technology throughout the world, new fields of study and identifying scientific areas are of prime interest. To continue successful outcomes from new opportunities, DARPA is looking to develop faster responses with more small, targeted investments. Via this approach, Disruptioneering, DARPA will be able to initiate a new investment within 90 days from idea inception.

Special notices for the following technical domains will be released and serve as the focus for innovative research:

- Frontiers in Math

- computation and Design

- Limits of Sensing and Sensors

- Complex Social Systems

- Anticipating Surprise

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 2/20/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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BAA-RIK-14-05: FY 19 Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is accepting white papers for innovative technologies that explore and develop current computational capabilities with greater autonomy, intelligence, and sophistication, assuring that dynamic mission requirements are being met. This announcement aims to research, develop, and demonstrate revolutionary computing technologies and applications. 

Technical areas include:

1. Quantum Computing

2. Nanocomputing

3. Computational Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing

4. Resource Analysis of Cognitive Process Flow Used to Achieve Autonomy

5. High Performance Computing

6. Modular Embedded Computing Architectures

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/30/19, 2 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

The INFEWS program seeks to support research that conceptualizes food, energy, and water systems broadly and inclusively, incorporating social and behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), and cyber-components (such as sensing, networking, computation, and visualization for decision-making and assessment).

The overarching goal of the INFEWS program is to catalyze well-integrated, convergent research to transform understanding of the FEW Nexus as integrated social, engineering, physical, and natural systems in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. The NSF INFEWS activity is designed specifically to attain the following goals:

  1. Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system of systems through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure;
  2. Develop real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and increase decision support capability;
  3. Enable research that will lead to innovative and integrated social, engineering, physical, and natural systems solutions to critical FEW systems problems;
  4. Grow the scientific workforce capable of studying and managing the FEW system of systems, through education and other professional development opportunities.
Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 9/26/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

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Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2018 (ROSES 2018)

As part of the 2018 NASA Strategic Plan, NASA aims to understand the Sun, Earth, Solar System, and Universe by soliciting proposals using a variety of methods for remote sensing and in situ investigations.

Program elements fall under these four science research programs:

1. Earth Science Research and Applied Sciences- Focus on integrative research to advance knowledge or and to explore interactions between major components of Earth to distinguish natural from human-induced causes of change and understand and predict consequences of change.

2. Heliophysics Research- Aim to understand the Sun as a magnetic variable star and its effects on the Earth and other planets and the dynamics of structures in the Solar System.

3. Planetary Science Research Program- Perform research to explore the Solar System to look into its origins and evolution along with the origins of life within the system.

4. Astrophysics Research- Explore the Universe beyond and search for the planets and life of other systems while understanding the origin, evolution, structure, and destiny of the Universe itself.

A list of the programs and their respective due dates can be found here.

Submission Details:

Notice of Intent Submission Due Date: 3/28/18-1/24/19

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/3/18-4/25/19

For more information, visit nspires.nasaprs.com

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FA8650-18-S-6001: Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Leveraged Science and Technology (S&T) Program

The Air Force is looking to improve the ability to identify, track and locate human targets in the ISR environment and improve the performance of humans who process, exploit, analyze, produce, and disseminate ISR data and information. Current systems are less capable of identify and tracking humans. Additionally, with the increasing number and implementation of sensors and resulting data, there is a need to improve data fusion and analysis particularly with the human element.

The program has 3 focuses to enable the Air Force to better identify, locate and track humans within the ISR environment and improving performance of ISR analysis:

1. Human Signatures: Develop technologies to sense and exploit human bio-signatures at the molecular and macro level

2. Human Trust and Interaction: Develop technologies that improve human-to-human and human-to-machine interactions

    a) Human Insight and Trust

    b) Human Language Technologies

3. Human Analyst Augmentation: Develop technologies to enhance ISR analyst performance and to test the efficacy of newly developed ISR technologies within a simulated operational environment

    a) Analyst Test Bed

    b) ISR Analyst Performance Program

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 2/10/23, 5 PM EST

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NOI: W911W6-18-R-0005: Broad Agency Announcement for Applied Aviation Technologies

To enhance and sustain the Army Aviation there is the overarching mission to develop, demonstrate and transition critical technologies.

Specific research areas under this opportunity include:

- Aircraft & Occupant Survivability

- Maintainability & Sustainability

- Unmanned & Optionally Manned Systems

Each call for a research area will detail solicitation topics, any changes to evaluation criteria and proposal preparation instructions, and a submission deadline.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: TBD

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FA9453-17-S-0005: Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicle Directorate (RV) is open for proposal submissions regarding advancing states of technology and knowledge to support aspects of space systems. Efforts will include basic and advanced research, component and technology development, prototyping, and system development and demonstration.

A full list of the topic areas can be found here but relevant technical areas include: 

- Space solar array architecture, power generation, energy storage and distribution

- Cyber-security/trust of software, components, and subsystems for assured space operations

- Decision support systems, analytics, automation, and user interface tools and test beds

- Electronic materials, devices, and architectures from the transistor to the system level

While this BAA will be open for 5 years from the published date, no proposals should be submitted against this base line BAA. Proposal due dates and times will be specified in each call.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 11/29/22

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W911QX-16-R-0015: Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) is looking to fund research that has the potential of new technologies and advanced capabilities to create operational strategic effects such as deterrence, power projection, cost imposition, surprise and overmatch.

Areas of Interest include:

1. Autonomous Systems

2. Deep Learning

3. Cyber

4. Cross-Domain Kill Chains

5. Non-traditional Defense Technologies

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/16/21, 12 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Institute for the Science of Origins Opportunity

The Institute for the Science of Origins is looking to award a high-impact multidisciplinary research project up to $300,000 per year for up to 4 years. Research problems can range from 100% basic non-applied science to very technological product or process focused research. Applicants are encouraged to submit their research project descriptions as soon as possible.

Submission Details:

Submissions sent to glenn.starkman@case.edu should include the following information: a brief descriptive title, 3-4 line description of the research problem, and a 1-2 line statement of potential impact.

For more information, visit origins.case.edu

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Electricity Markets Workshops

Case Western Reserve University and the Electric Power Research Institute have developed a course that teaches the fundamental principles governing electricity market operation and pricing dynamics.The course will review material such as the electrical power system infrastructure, reliability operation, and the locational marginal cost-based pricing mechanism underlying the wholesale electricity market design. The course includes interactive market simulation exercises using an online electricity market simulator capable of playing realistic market clearing scenarios with access to this tool six months after the course ends.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 10/22/18-10/23/18

Event Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

For more information visit the page here.

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American-Made Challenge: The Solar Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working together to launch the first prize challenge with the American-Made Challenge. The Solar Prize program aims to accelerate the development of new solar technologies and solutions that will advance the solar industry. The program also gives the opportunity to network with experts, fabricators, develops and entrepreneurs within the field.

Submission Details:

Program Dates: TBD

For more information visit americanmadechallenge.org

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Energy and Environment

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Energy and Environment program aims to learn more about novel research areas and advance understanding about the effects of new energy technologies on the quality of life. Research questions of interest include energy sources, transmission and distribution, energy use, new energy technologies, the economics of energy transmission and distribution, big data, energy efficiency, and transportation. Grant seekers can submit a letter of inquiry for a relevant program to the appropriate program director and when reviewed, may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal.

Submission Details:

Proposals Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit sloan.org

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Innovation and Research 3D Printing Grant

Due to the limitless number of applications of 3D printing within research, the FormLabs Education Grant is giving the opportunity for a research facility to receive a Form 2 3D printer. Applications should include a detailed project outline or proposal describing the benefit of using 3D printing technology. With no application deadline, one 3D printer package will be awarded to a lab per quarter.

Application Details:

Application Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit americamakes.us

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FA8750-17-S-7003: Full Spectrum Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Operations Technology

The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers for research, development, integration, testing and evaluation of technologies and techniques to expand cyber operations technologies. Approaches should consider operational, contingency planning, along with technology and approaches to better equip the warfighter. Research areas of interest include integration, improving coordination, and advancing the capability to conduct cyberspace operations in various environments.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/3/18

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USSOCOM_BAATALOS16: BAA Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)

TALOS aims to develop technologies to enhance mission execution and accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the operator. These goals support the overarching vision to drastically improve the operator's survivability and capability by spanning efforts across multiple capability and technology maturity areas. Technology areas of interest include Survivability, Exoskeleton Platform, Operator Interface, Visual Augmentation Systems, Situational Awareness, Targeting, Mission Planning and Execution, C41, Power and Energy, and Human Factors.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/22/18

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Expeditions in Computing

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has established this program to allow the CISE research and education community the opportunity to pursue innovative research that have the potential to define the future of computing and information. Collaboration between departments or institutions are encouraged to combine talents and perspectives to develop transformative research for promising discoveries in the field.

Submission Details:

Pre-Proposal Submission Due Date: 4/25/18, 5 PM Local

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 1/16/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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CMMI Program

The Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) of the Engineering Directorate is accepting proposals to be submitted to the CMMI core programs. Proposals relevant and help catalyze new scientific discoveries and directions in one of the four Big Ideas are of interest:

1. Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

2. Navigating the New Arctic

3. Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering

4. Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Window Dates: 9/1/18-9/15/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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W911NF-17-S-0002: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The Army Research Office (ARO) is soliciting research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences and will be evaluated only for fundamental scientific study and experimentation towards advancing the scientific state of the art or increasing basic knowledge and understanding. Proposals are expected to have the potential to produce discoveries and deliver a significant impact on enabling new and improved Army operational capabilities and related technologies.

Several research interests for this BAA include:

- Engineering Sciences

     1. Mechanical Sciences

     2. Electronics

     3. Materials Sciences

- Information Sciences

     1. Computing Sciences

     2. Mathematical Sciences

     3. Network Sciences

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 3/31/22, 5 PM EST

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USSOCOM-BAAST-2015: Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces BAA

USSOCOM has a long-term goal to develop necessary technologies to satisfy the mission requirements of Special Operations Forces (SOF). This will help accelerate delivery of innovative technologies to the SOF warfighter and overcome current challenges: 1) trade space between weight, protection, power, and mobility 2) cost and 3) system component integration.

Technology areas of relevant interest include: 

- Primary batteries

- Rechargeable batteries

- Solar

- Fuel Cells

- Energy Harvesting

- Hybrid systems

Submission Details:

Quad Chart & White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/30/18

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BAA0004-16: Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology R&D

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is looking to provide logistics support to the warfighter by specifically aiming to improve battery logistics by leveraging advanced manufacturing technologies. Research and development for this BAA include demonstrations for affordability, improved battery manufacturing and operation, cost reduction, and improved product availability. Potential breakthroughs through these fields will develop solutions that improve the capabilities of delivering batteries to the warfighter in ready-to-use states with better shelf life, increased performance and safety, and lower cost and lead time.

Areas of interest include:

- Manufacturing and Automation Innovations

- Optimization of Design for Manufacturability

- Process Improvements

- Battery Standardization

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 8/21/21, 5 PM EST

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National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

With the growing applications and potential impacts of robots, the National Robotics Initiative 2.0 (NRI 2.0) is interested in research focusing on the seamless incorporation of robots into daily aspects of life, or development of ubiquitous collaborative robots. To achieve this goal, the program has four research areas that aim to advance this technology:

1. Scalability- how robots can effectively collaborate as they increase their presence and includes coordination with other humans or robots

2. Customizability- ability of robots to easily adapt to new situations and people, allowing them to learn about different environments and tasks with little to no changes in the underlying hardware and software

3. Lowering barriers to entry- broadening access of robots to the larger research community, students, and entrepreneurs through resources that can be easily used and developed

4. Societal impact- addressing the effects of robots within the social, economic, educational, ethical, and legal contexts and how they change the overall quality of life to better direct optimal robot behavior

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 2/5/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

In order to continuously develop and advance cyberinfrastructure (CI), the CyberTraining program is looking for innovative approaches to address needs and unresolved issues within the scientific and engineering research workforce. In order to prepare and develop the research workforce and ensure adoption of CI tools and methods with integration of CI into the education curriculum, this program focuses on broadening and developing accessible CI resources The program aims to achieve its goals by:

1. Increasing or deepening accessibility of methods and resources of advanced CI and of computational and data science and engineering by a wide range of scientific disciplines and institutions with lower levels of CI adoption

2. Harnessing the capabilities of larger segments of diverse underrepresented groups

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 1/25/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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NOI: NNH16ZCQ001K-ISRU: NextSTEP-2 BAA: In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Technology

NASA intends to release an Appendix to the (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement for proposals to advance In Situ Resource Utilization capabilities. The solicitation aims to identify resources in space use them to minimize reliance on resources from Earth, reduce costs, and enable sustainable and affordable space transportation and surface operations. In order to become "Earth Independent", NASA is looking for proposals that introduce design, fabrication, and testing of components and subsystems for acquisition and processing of extraterrestrial resources into water, oxygen, and fuel.

Application Details:

Application Release Date: TBD

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N00014-18-S-F003: FY 18 Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research is looking to expand and develop the STEM workforce within the Navy and Marine Corps. Potential solutions should consider how to improve education systems and communities to have impactful STEM educational experiences and address secondary education, post-secondary, informal science, and current naval STEM workforce communities. Projects should be innovative, cultivate diversity, and incorporate one of the following scope areas:

- Develop and implement exploratory pilot projects that seek to create new education experiences within education and training communities

- Develop larger cohesive STEM education and training activities that strengthen the capacity of regional communities and stakeholders to improve STEM education and training- 

- Establish meetings of stakeholders that must seek to connect relevant people and organizations to explicitly develop broader projects for impacting entire communities

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/2/18-7/31/18, 5 PM EST

Full Application Submission Due Date: 9/28/18

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

The CMMT program aims to advance and encourages innovative research in theoretical and computational materials research. New approaches in materials research, such as incorporating data-centric methods utilizing data analytics or machine learning and techniques that advance conceptual understanding of materials and materials-related phenomena are of interest. Topical areas covered by this program include Condensed Matter Physics, Ceramics, Electronic and Photonic Materials, Metals and Metallic Nanostructures, and Solid State and Materials Chemistry.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: Open

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Utilization fo data and the infrastructure to manipulate information has helped advance scientific and engineering disciplines. The CDS&E program aims to identify, develop, and encourage the application of novel data analysis methods to capitalize on potential opportunities for major breakthroughs. Proposals should focus on the dependence on the development, adaptation, and utilization of the capabilities from the advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data. Accepted proposals can come from any area of research that fall within one of the directorates supported by the program:

1. Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

2. Directorate for Engineering

3. Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date:11/15/17 - 11/15/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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BAA-0001-17: Emergent R&D

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is looking to support advancements in the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding in particular fields. One particular topic of interest is Energy Research which include the following areas:

1. Development of new analytical methods, or improvements to existing methods, designed to determine product quality or identify anomalies

2. Enhancing military adoption and use of fuel products derived from alternatives to petroleum

3. Development of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal) for military and government use

4. Improvements to DoD fuel storage, handling and distribution systems

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/29/19

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Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM)

The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation of the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation is looking for research proposals for multidisciplinary teams to transform the fundamental understanding of structural materials through the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM). The current tools for simulation and prediction of materials behavior are strongly dependent on the input microstructures. In order to increase their accuracy and precision, this call for proposals aims to address fundamental questions related to Materials microstructure, properties, and performance through development tools for the QRM.

Submission Details:

Submission Due Date: open

For more information visit nsf.gov

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BAA-AFRL-RQKMA-2016-0007: Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials and Applications 

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting white papers and cost proposals revolving around functional materials technologies ranging from materials and scientific discovery to technology development and transition. 

Areas of Interest include:

1. Nanoelectronic Materials Core Competencies

     i) Agile Radio Frequency Electronic Materials

     ii) Integrated Photonics & Opto-electronic Materials & Processing

2. Soft Matter Materials Core Competencies

     i) Flexible Materials and Devices   

     ii) Biomaterials Materials and Processes

3. Photonic Materials Core Competencies

     i) Optical Materials and Processes

     ii) Hardened Materials and Processing

     iii) Photonic Materials

4. Rapid Research and Development for Warfighter Needs Core Competency 

     i) Rapid Research and Development for Warfighter Needs

Submission Details:

White Paper Due Date: 4/19/21

Proposal Due Date: Provided in response to submission of White Paper

For more information visit grants.gov

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N00014-18-S-B001: FY18 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

The Office of Naval Research is interested in proposals with the potential to advance and improve Navy and Marine Corps operations. Prior to preparing a proposal, it is strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Naval Research point of contact depending on the department of interest.

Submission Details:

Proposal Due Date: 9/28/18

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17-521: Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

The Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability at the Department of Energy (DOE) is working with the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research projects that develop improved techniques to model, simulate, predict and control power system behavior of the power grid. Such insight into the mathematical and statistical algorithms can transform the design of improved systems to increase the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.

Submission Details:

Full Application Due Date: 2/13/2019 

For more information visit nsf.gov

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N6893617R0053: Open Broadcast Agency Announcement

This open BAA is looking for proposals in aerospace research focusing on weapons and aerospace technologies directly supporting naval science along with air warfare and naval weapons applications aligned with current and future naval capability gaps and innovative naval prototypes.

Areas of Interest Include:

1. Energetic Materials

2. Advanced combustion

3. High-energy dense oxidizers

4. Batteries and power systems

Submission Details:

Full Application Due Date: 9/25/2018 

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Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

With the second major hurricane- Hurricane Irma -to strike the U.S. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is encouraging proposals that seek to address the challenges related to Hurricane Irma. NSF will also support research projects whose results may enable the country to better prepare for, respond to, recover from or mitigate future catastrophic events.

Multiple type of proposals may be submitted:

RAPID- Proposals focusing on project with severe urgency regarding to availability of, or access to, data, facilities, or specialized equipment. There is a maximum funding request of $200,000 for one year.

EAGER- Proposals to conduct research representing exploratory work that is untested, but potentially transformative. Funding requests may be up to $300,000 for up to two years.

Supplemental funding to existing rewards may also be requested.

Application Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: Accepted at any time

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Open Innovation Fund (OIF)

The OIF provides funding to demonstrate the benefits of SiC and GaN technologies. This opportunity aims to target key time-sensitive gaps in the Institute's portfolio that are too urgent to be postponed and address technology barriers not current addressed by other projects. The OIF offers an opportunity to propose innovative projects to make WBG semiconductor technologies cost competitive and accelerate the adoption of SiC and GaN based components.

Application Details:

Proposal Due Date: Open

For more information visit poweramericainstitute.org

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NSF-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education 

The Innovations in Graduate Education program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate training. The program seeks to explore ways for graduate students in research-based masters and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. This program focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing and validating potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. 

Application Details:

Proposals Due: 9/27/2018

For more information visit nsf.gov 

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Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposals that are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

  • Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary.

  • Lines of research promise transformational advances.

  • Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or co-review.

To receive funding as an INSPIRE-appropriate project, all three criteria must be met. INSPIRE is not intended to be used for interdisciplinary projects that can be accommodated within other NSF funding mechanisms or that continue well-established practices. The implementation of the INSPIRE pilot is based on two overarching goals:

Goal 1) To emphasize to the science, mathematics, engineering and education research community that NSF is welcoming to bold, unconventional ideas incorporating creative interdisciplinary approaches. INSPIRE seeks to attract unusually creative high-risk/high-reward "out of the box" interdisciplinary proposals.

Goal 2) To provide NSF Program Officers (POs) with additional tools and support to engage in cross-cutting collaboration and risk-taking in managing their awards portfolios.

Application Details:

Submission Date: continuous

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Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Economic Development Assistance funding is provided to rural and urban communities in distressed regions to support the implementation of regional economic development. The goal is to spur job creation, leverage private capital investments, and strengthen America's ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Funding Available for:

1) Public Works Projects: help distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities that will help implement regional development strategies (Water and sewer system improvements; Industrial parks; Shipping and logistics facilities; Workforce training facilities; Brownfield development; Telecommunications infrastructure and development facilities)

2) Economic Adjustment Assistance to Coal Communities: support communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy. Projects should produce multiple economic and workforce development outcomes (regional economic growth and diversification, new job creation, re-employment for displaced workers).

Submission Details:

Applications due: No deadline; awards made on 9/30/2017

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Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs

The NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) seeks research that focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. DMR awards enable understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics. These discoveries and advancements transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines. The Division supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/1/18 5PM Local

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NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF), with participation the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences are continuing the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments at NSF and DOE supported user facilities, such as the Basic Plasma Science Facility at the University of California, Los Angeles and facilities located at DOE national laboratories, designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma community.

Plasma Physics is a study of matter and physical systems whose intrinsic properties are governed by collective interactions of large ensembles of free charged particles. 99.9% of the visible Universe is thought to consist of plasmas. The underlying physics of the collective behavior in plasmas has applications to space physics and astrophysics, materials science, applied mathematics, fusion science, accelerator science, and many branches of engineering.

Areas of Focus

  • Chaos, Turbulence and Self-Organization in Plasmas

  • Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems in Plasmas

  • Dusty Plasmas

  • Non-neutral Plasmas

  • Flows and Magnetic Fields in Plasmas, their Interaction and Interpenetration

  • Intense Field Matter Interactions in Plasmas

  • Advanced Methods for Plasma Modeling and Simulation

  • Plasma Diagnostics

  • Control of Plasma Processes

  • Study of Plasma Reactors for Chemical Production

  • Plasma Surface Interactions, Plasma Modification, Synthesis and Processing of Materials

  • Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas, Microplasmas, and Plasmas in Environmental Science and Technology

  • Astrophysical and Solar Plasmas, Plasmas in Interplanetary Space, Earth and Other Planetary Magnetospheres and Atmospheres

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/19/18

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Science and Technology New Initiatives

The focus of this BAA is on discovering and accelerating innovations through three broad technical approaches that contribute to DOD-DTRA overarching research, development, technology, and engineering (RDT&E) goals.

1) Analytic investigations are studies that increase DTRA’s knowledge or understanding of emerging Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats and how DTRA might anticipate and counter them. The WMD threat spectrum includes: nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical and high-yield explosive (HE) weapons (including improvised threats); their up-stream acquisition, RDT&E and production; their storage, deployment and final disposition; strategic and tactical delivery systems, command and control; and their weapon effects if used.

2) Innovative capability research and development advances the state-of-the-art of DTRA’s technical capabilities and methods used to find, monitor, characterize, assess, plan against, deter, delay, disrupt, neutralize or destroy WMD at any point in their lifecycles.

3) Mission-oriented experiments are designed to model, simulate, test and/or evaluate analytic methods or technical capabilities intended to counter WMD threats, or to mitigate the risks/impacts that they pose to DTRA’s critical assets, operations or interests under operationally relevant conditions.

Submission Details:

Applications open through October 2021

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Reimagining Great Lakes Water Systems 

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is looking for new ideas, projects and cohorts of people to catalyze a transition to a new era of water systems. In this new era, the Fund envisions water systems that will increasingly: couple built and natural systems seemlessly, be valued as community assets, be smarter, enabled by technology, and be future proof, attracting creative ideas and entrepreneurial talent to meet the needs of changing demographics, new uses, new users and new stresses. 

The Fund is looking for project teams that will try a new approach to managing water that will cause other to change how they manage water. Teams are encouraged to try something new, by people who have never teamed up before, to rework the system in a way that makes better sense to everyone. 

Submission Details:

Proposals Due: Open 

For more information visit glpf.org

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BAA-RVDK-2017-0003: High Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Research Program (RDH-1)

This is the annual update to the five year BAA describing research interests for the High-Powered Electromagnetics Research program. Calls under this BAA will be issued in FedBizOpps to request proposals for specific research efforts. These Calls will encompass the six specific technical areas: 

Technical Area 1: HPEM Transition 

Technical Area 2: HPEM Cyber/Electronic Warfare (EW) Applications 

Technical Area 3: HPEM Effects

Technical Area 4: Electromagnetics (EM) Weapons Technology 

Technical Area 5: Numerical Simulation

Technical Area 6: NextGen HPEM

Submission Details:

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Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (SOF AT&L-SR) Appendix G-1 v17.1

This program's mission is to discover, evaluate, and transition technologies to provide an asymmetric advantage for Special Operations Forces (SOF) to accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the SOF warfighter. Technology areas of interest include the following:

1. TAGS

2. Biometrics

3. Forensics

4. Sigint

5. Geoint and Imint Advanced Geospatial + Imagery Exploitation

6. Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities

7. Obfuscated Data Transport Systems/Architectures

8. Low-vis Communications

9. Technical Support Systems

Submission Details:

9/9/2018

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Thermal Transport Processes

The Thermal Transport Processes program is included in the Transport Phenomena cluster. This particular program encourages engineering research projects that build the foundation for new discoveries in thermal transport phenomena. Projects should develop new fundamental knowledge or combine existing knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer to probe new areas of innovation. Proposals are encouraged to combine analytical, experimental, numerical efforts geared towards understanding thermal phenomena. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are of interest. Areas of interest include the following:

1. Convection/Diffusion/Radiation

2. Thermodynamics

3. Bio- Heat and Mass Transport

4. Nano-, Micro- and Meso-thermics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Process Separations

The Process Separations program is included in the Chemical Process Systems cluster. This particular program supports research in novel methods and materials for separation processes such as those central to the chemical, biochemical, bioprocessing, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Proposals that address long standing challenges and emerging research areas and technologies, possess a high degree of interdisciplinary work, and the integration of education as well as research are highly encouraged. Areas of interest include the following:

1. Design of scalable mass separating agents and/or a mechanistic understanding of the interfacial thermodynamics and transport phenomena that relate to purification of gases, chemicals, or water

2. Design or improvement of mass separation agents or processes that are based upon and advance transport principles

3. Downstream purification of biologically derived chemicals for increased throughput

4. Field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations and other innovative approaches that address a significant reduction in energy

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: Open

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Particulate and Multiphase Processes

The Particulate and Multiphase Processes program is included in the Transport Phenomena cluster. The objective of this particular program is to promote fundamental research in physico-chemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems; this includes the flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly/directed-assembly processes that involve particulates. This program encourages research to improve the basic understanding of particulate and multiphase processes with an emphasis on research that demonstrates how particle-scale phenomena affect the behavior and dynamics of larger-scale systems. Proposals that are collaborative and interdisciplinary are encouraged. Major research areas of interest include:

1. Multiphase flow phenomena

2. Particle science and technology

3. Multiphase transport in biological systems

4. Interfacial transport

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

The Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics program falls under the Chemical Process Systems cluster. The objective of this program is to promote engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions, systems engineering, and molecular thermodynamics as they relate to the design and optimization of chemical reactors and the production of specialized materials that have important impacts on society. The areas of interest include the following:

1. Chemical Reaction Engineering

2. Process Design, Optimization and Control

3. Reactive Polymer Processing

4. Molecular Thermodynamics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Exploitation (MASINT-X)

This goals of this BAA is to promote research in innovative, disruptive technologies and methods. There are 6 MASINT sub-disciplines that are of interest to this solicitation:

1. Electro-Optical - Technologies for the detection and exploitation of relevant phenomena by electro-optical sensors to include laser intelligence (LASINT), Overhead Non-imaging Infrared (ONIR), Thermal IR (TIR), and spectroscopy

2. Radar - Technologies to include Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Inverse SAR, Line of Sight (LOS), Over the Horizon (OTH), and bi-static radar

3. Materials - Technologies to collect, characterize, and identify materials, point of origin by remote or close-in means to include nuclear materials, biological threats, and identification of infectious agents of military importance.

4. Radio Frequency - Seek technology to collect, process, and exploit signals intelligence from Ultra-Wideband (UWB), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwave (HPM), Unintended RF Emissions (URE or RINT) threats

5. Geophysical - Seek new capabilities for persistent surveillance of areas of interest using seismic, magnetic, acoustic, hydro-acoustic, or multi-disciplinary approaches

6. Cyber-Physical - Develop a sub-discipline to collect intelligence exploting the cyber-domain and its interactions with cyber-physical devices like those available in critical infrastructure or crowd-sourced sensor applications

Submission Details:

9/30/2020

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Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

The NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) program is designed to advance the understanding of professional formation and to demonstrate how professional formation is achieved. RFE invites proposals in two categories:

1. Research Projects

  • Lifelong learning by the engineering workforce

  • Research on the impact of engineering education research

  • Research that addresses engineering formation at the two year college and graduate education levels

  • Research that explores engineering in K12 environments

  • Research on the transitions between education levels

  • The relationship between engineering and the public

2. Design and Development Projects

  • Graduate education

  • K12, approached to develop engineering thinking

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/26/18 & 1/23/19

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Nano-Biosensing

The Nano-Biosensing program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The Nano-Biosensing program encourages fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes. Area of interests are:

1. Multi-purpose sensor platforms that exceed the performance of current devices

2. Novel transduction principles, mechanisms, and sensor designs suitable for measurement in practical matrix and sample preparation approaches

3. Nano-biosensors that enable measurement of biomolecular interactions in their native states

4. Studies that examine intracellular measurements must include discussion on the signficance of the measurement

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Biophotonics

The Biophotonics program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The Biophotonics program encourages research in photonics principles, engineering and technology that are relevant for critical problems in medicine, biology, and biotechnology. Research areas in this program are:

1. Macromolecule Markers

2. Low Coherence Sensing at the Nanoscale

3. Neurophotonics

4. Mico- & Nano-photonics

5. Optogenetics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Environment Program - Climate Change Strategy Grant

The Oak Foundation is committed to addressing issues of global, social, and environmental concern, especially those that affect the lives of the disadvantaged. The four focuses areas housed under the Environment Program are the following:

1. Implementing systems that support clean and energy efficient systems

2. Creating sustainable cities

3. Encouraging the widespread use of electric vehicles

4. Reduce pollution

Interested applicants should submit a letter of enquiry to the foundation.

Submission Details:

Open

For more information visit oakfnd.org

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Environment Program Grant

The Mott Foundation supports efforts to create a fair, equitable, and sustainable society. It accomplishes this by providing funding in four different categories: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. Under the Environment program area, there are four subtopics:

1. Addressing the Freshwater Challenge

2. Transforming Development Finance

3. Advancing Climate Change Solutions

4. Special Initiatives

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) form to the foundation.

Submission Details:

Open

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Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

The Cellular and Biochemcial Engineering program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The CBE program encourages and supports research in fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology. Areas of interest include:

1. Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for biomanufacturing

2. Quantitative systems biotechnology

3. Cell culture technologies

4. Protein and enzyme engineering

5. Single cell dynamics and modeling in the context of biomanufacturing

6. Development of novel "omics" tools for biomanufacturing applications

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

The Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster that also contains the Environmental Engineering program as well as the Environmental Sustainability program. This particular program is intended to support research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. Research areas of interest include:

1. Characterization of interactions at the interfaces between nanomaterials and nanosystems with surrounding biological and environmental media

2. Development of predictive tools based on the fundamental behavior of nanostructures within biological and ecological matrices to advance cost-effective and environmentally benign processing and engineering solutions

3. Examining the transport, interaction, and impact of nanostructured materials and nanosystems

4. Simulations of nanoparticle behavior at interfaces 

Submission Details:

Open - proposals accepted throughout this year

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Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Department of Army's corporate only fundamental research lab. It is dedicated to scientific innovation and discovery. Proposals for this BAA should center around cutting-edge research that could potentially produce discoveries with a significant impact to enable new Army technologies. Area of interest include:

1. Computational Sciences (CS) Campaign

2. Materials Research (MR) Campaign

3. Sciences for Maneuver (ScMVR) Campaign

4. Information Sciences (IS) Campaign

5. Sciences for Lethality and Protection (ScL/P) Campaign

6. Human Sciences (HS) Campaign

7. Assessment and Analysis (AA) Campaign

8. Visit Scientist Program (VSP)

Submission Details:

March 31, 2022

For more information visit arl.army.mil

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Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

The Naval Research Laboratory is seeking research proposals for focus areas described in this BAA. The BAA Topic Title is Systems Directorate - Code 5000 Topics; this focuses area improves operational capabilities as well as supports Fleet and Marine Corps missions. There is emphasis placed on technology, devices, systems, and know-how to obtain and transport warfighting information and keep these capabilities away from the enemy. Current activities consists of improved radar, information technology, optical sciences, and tactical electronic warfare.

Submission Details:

Open

For more information visit nrl.navy.mil

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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

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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

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