New Funding Opportunities

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

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

New Funding Opportunities
FOA Title Program Deadline Amount Date Added

FY 2018 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

DOD

White Papers: 7/17/2017

$1,500,000

3/29/2017

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Day

DOD-DARPA

6/15/2017

n/a

3/29/2017

Advanced Manufacturing Office Critical Materials Technology Workshop

DOE-EERE

4/18/2017-4/19/2017

n/a

3/29/2017

RFI: Application of Nanowatt Wakeup Sensors in Wireless Sensor Networks

 

DOD-DARPA

 

4/21/2017

n/a

3/29/2017

RFI: Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Multi-Year Program Plan for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2021

DOE-EERE

4/15/2017

n/a

3/29/2017

17-546 Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

NSF

9/18/2017

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/29/2017

Strategic Technologies Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-DARPA

3/21/2018

varies

3/29/2017

Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-NRL

Open

$700,000

3/29/2017

ROSES 2017: Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs)

NASA 

NOI: 4/21/2017

Full Application: 5/22/2017

$750,000

3/17/2017

OFRN Industry Mixer: C2PNT and C4ISR

OFRN

3/30/2017

n/a

3/17/2017

ROSES 2017: Atmospheric Composition Laboratory Research 

NASA 

5/26/2017

$250,000

3/16/2017

Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review 

DOE

4/18/2017-4/20/2017

n/a

3/14/2017

NDCMM Summit

National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining 

5/3/2017

n/a

3/13/2017

RFI: Solar Decathlon 2019 Future Planning 

DOE

4/3/2017

n/a

3/13/2017

Dear Colleague Letter: IUCRC In Cybersecurity

NSF

Preliminary Proposal: 4/19/2017 or 10/18/2017

$10,000-$1,000,000

3/13/2017

International Research Experience for Students (IRES)

NSF

08/15/2017

$250,000

3/10/2017

Mega Rust Naval Corrosion Conference

American Society of Naval Engineers

6/20/2017-6/22/2017

n/a

3/9/2017

Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) Workshop

DOE/OE

3/27/2017-3/29/2017

n/a

3/8/2017

2017 Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT)

Sandia National Laboratories + DOE/OE

10/11/2017-10/13/2017

n/a

3/8/2017

2017 Healthy Communities Grant Program

EPA

4/7/2017

$25,000

3/6/2017

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DOD

7/7/2017

$50,000-$1,500,000

3/6/2017

Spring 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference

NSF

6/5/2017-6/6/2017

n/a

3/1/2017

Research Program Grant

W. M. Keck Foundation

5/1/2017

$500,000-$5,000,000

3/1/2017

National Geographic Grants

National Geographic Society

7/1/2017

$30,000

3/1/2017

NOI: DE-FOA-0001740 Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications

DOE-EERE

n/a

$1,333,333-$2,000,000

2/27/2017

UEF Grant

United Engineering Foundation (UEF)

6/1/2017

$80,000-$100,000

2/22/2017

Environmental Sustainability

NSF

10/20/2017

$100,000-$300,000

2/22/2017

Environmental Engineering

NSF

10/20/2017

$110,000-$330,000

2/22/2017

Technology Development Workshop

DOE

11/14/2017-11/15/2017

n/a

2/22/2017

Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

DOE

6/7/2017-6/8/2017

n/a

2/22/2017

Catalysis

NSF

10/1/2017-10/20/2017

$100,000-$150,000

2/20/2017

2017 Broad Agency Announcement

DOD

1/31/2018

not specified

2/20/2017

Petroleum Research Foundation - New Directions

American Chemical Society

3/17/2017

$110,000

2/20/2017

Petroleum Research Foundation - Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)

American Chemical Society

3/17/2017

$110,000

2/20/2017

Better Buildings Summit

DOE

5/15/2017-5/17/2017

n/a

2/20/2017

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshop

NSF

5/21/2017-5/24/2017

n/a

2/20/2017

Energy for Sustainability

NSF

10/1/2017-10/20/2017

Not specified

2/15/2017

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

NSF

Open

Not specified

2/6/2017

Sloan Research Fellowships

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

9/15/2017

$60,000

1/25/2017

Cottrell Scholar Award

Research Corporation For Science Advancement

5/1/2017

$100,000

1/25/2017

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

NSF

7/20/2017

Varies

1/24/2017

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

EREF

6/1/2017

$15,000-$500,000

1/20/2017

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

DOE-ARPA-E

3/17/2017

$250,000-$1,000,000

1/20/2017

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

DOE-ARPA-E

2/21/2017

$250,000-$10,000,000

1/18/2017

Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

DOD-AFRL

12/23/2021

Unspecified

1/18/2017

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

NSF

3/22/2017

$400,000-$2,000,000

1/18/2017

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

DOE-EERE

3/24/2017

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

12/21/2016

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

DOE-EERE

3/24/2017

$200,000-$7,500,000

12/19/2016

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

DOE-Office of Science

4/5/2017

$800,000-$1,600,000

12/19/2016

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

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

12/19/2016

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

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

12/9/2016

DE-FOA-0001649 Solar Forecasting II

DOE-EERE

3/24/207

$750,000-$2,000,000

11/17/2016

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

DOE-EERE

n/a

n/a

11/17/2016

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

DOE-EERE

12/30/2017

n/a

11/17/2016

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

DOE-ONR

12/31/2017

$750,000

11/17/2016

Biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo

Office of Naval Research

7/20/2017

n/a

11/10/2016

Chemistry on Indoor Environments

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

open

~$800,000

11/10/2016

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

DOE

3/20/2017

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

10/14/2016

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

DOE

9/30/2017

$2,000-$4,000,000

10/11/2016

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

ONR

9/30/2017

unspecified

10/11/2016

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

Office of Naval Research Science & Technology

7/20-21/ 2017

N/a

9/15/2016

BAA-12-02-PKS: Sensor Innovative Research

DOD

04/05/17

Unspecified

01/11/2016


FY 2018 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

The MURI program was created over 25 years ago and attempts to accomplish something that has never been done before. The program addresses high risk basic research and has consistently produced critical scientific breakthroughs with wide-reaching consequences in science, economic growth, and new military technologies. Multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide advances in scientific interest areas of the DOD is highly encouraged. Topics of interest that would be highly relevant include:

Topic 8: Modeling Interdependence among Natural Systems and Human Population Dynamics - The goal of this MURI is to create a theory combining environmental change, human social systems dynamics, and corresponding interdependencies in order to create and validate predictive models that capture these dynamics to anticipate the trajectory of environmental change and human effects on these changes. Research concentration areas includes:

  • How environmental change affects the availability of critical resources

  • How these extreme environmental and resource shifts impact populations

  • How population dynamics affect natural systems and social dynamics

Topic 11: Molecular-scale Studies of Liquid-Solid Interfaces in Electrochemical Processes - This MURI seeks development and application of new molecular-level spectroscopic and simulation methods to detect the identity and structure of intermediate species and illuminate the important energy transfer processes in electrochemical systems of importance to energy storage and utilization. Research concentration areas include:

  • Development and application of spectroscopic methods for the in situ and operando identification of intermediates in electrochemical and electrocatalytic processes in real time

  • Development and application of molecular simulation methods to identify the dynamic behavior of solvent motion and reorganization at electrodes and identifying their effects on electrochemical and electrocatalytic processes

  • Studies of the real-time kinetic and dynamic behavior occurring at solid-liquid interfaces and electrochemical double layers in electrochemical processes

  • Studies of electron and proton transfer and the role of interfacial fields at electrodes in electrochemical and electrocatalytic processes 

Topic 16: ß-Ga2O3 as a High-Critical Field Strength Material for Power Systems - This MURI seeks to develop the fundamental pysics to understand carrier-defect interactions at extremely high electric fields and high temperature as well as to explore the physical properties of bulk ß-Ga2O3 and related alloys. Research concentration areas include:

  • Theoretical studies of ß-Ga2O3 and other polymorphs of ß-Ga2O3, validation of structure using spectroscopy and microscopy

  • First principles modeling of defects, interfaces, and effects of various applied fields and their relations to time dependent properties

  • Modeling of layered architectures, including coupled conduction of the various carriers

  • Design and characterization of heterostructure and prototype devices with nanoscale control of composition and structure

Topic 22: In situ Microstructural and Defect Evolution below the Micron Scale in as-Deposited Metal Alloys - This MURI seeks to understand the the impact of contaminants/dopants, dislocation behavior and localized crystal strain fields on microstructure and defect evolution in AM materials as a result of cyclic processing. Research concentration areas include:

  • Development of new theory and models to help illuminate fundamental mesoscale behavior and the influence of grain boundaries and thermally activated defects on various property-microstructure-performance relationships

  • Emerging in-situ/in-operandi characterization tools to differentially probe local lattice structures/ smaller grains, larger grain sizes, and microstructural responses to various thermal and mechanical stimulae

  • Design of computationally-guided experiments

Topic 23: Enhancing Thermal Transport at Material Interfaces - This MURI seeks a multidisciplinary research team who will incorporate expertise in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering to design, synthesize, characterize, and understand to understand the materials used when designing thermal interfaces in wide bandgap electronic devices with extremely low thermal boundary resistance. Research concentration areas include:

  • Theoretical studies powered by advanced atomistic level simulations to quantify interfacial thermal processes

  • Use theories to understand the role of anharmonicity, defects, roughness, and interdiffusion on thermal boundary resistance and to guide the design of patterned materials to enhance thermal interfaces

  • Growth of heteroepitaxial materials with controlled and patterned interfaces to demonstrate enhanced thermal interfaces

  • Development of improved experimental tools to yield high accuracy measurements of structure, thermal transport, and the stability of these interfaces

In total, there are 24 different topic areas, some of which include novel solid-state materials and color centers for quantum science and engineering (Topic 2), molecular-scale studies of liquid-solid interfaces in electrochemical processes (Topic 11), piezoelectric nanoenergetic materials with adaptable and tailorable reactivity (Topic 14), and advanced optical materials that create force from light (Topic 21).

Submission Details:

White Papers: July 17, 2017

For more information visit onr.navy.mil


DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Day

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) will be holding a Discober DSO Day to familiarize attendees with DSO's mission, discober mutual research interests, and facilitate discussions with potential performers.

Workshop Details:

Location: Arlington, VA

Date: June 15, 2017

For more information visit darpa.mil


Advanced Manufacturing Office Critical Materials Technology Workshop

The AMO created the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), led by Ames Laboratory, in 2014 to tackle material supply chain challenges by targeting R&D towards diversifying supply, developing substitutes, improving recycling, and addressing the gaps in fundamental science around critical materials. The workshop will encourage an exchange of ideas and information between industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other interested parties to pinpoint technical challenges, technology development needs, and key underlying science challenges that if successfully addressed, could enable step change impacts beyond the current state of the art.

Workshop Details:

Location: Durham, NC

Date: April 18, 2017- April 19, 2017

For more information visit eventrebels.com


Application of Nanowatt Wakeup Sensors in Wireless Sensor Networks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) programs intends to transform the energy efficiency of unattended wireless sensors while they await a signature of interest. The Department of Defense desire high density, pervasive, and persistent sensor networks for objectives such as force, infrastructure, and border protection. DARPA is looking for innovative ideas and concepts for implementing N-ZERO-equipped unattended sensors and sensor networks in DOD applications. Responses to this RFI should answer:

1. Please detail the COTS sensor, the expected benefit of employing the N-ZERO wake-up, the intended CONOPS and the wake-up signature to be detected. What is the envisioned interface between N-ZERO and the COTS system? Are any alterations to the COTS sensor needed to realize the benefits from an N-ZERO wake-up? Describe the wireless network architecture, protocols, and operational requirements. Provided analysis of the expected benefits of employing an N-ZERO wake-up.

2. A specific application or a specific Government need where the N-ZERO technology would apply. DARPA is specifically interested in sensors and missions that are currently infeasible without N-ZERO technology. Describe the requirements, signature to be detected, and the intended CONOPS in detail.

3. An application in wearable sensor technology that can benefit from an N-ZERO wake-up capability. N-ZERO has demonstrated signal processing, such as Support Vector Machine based classification algorithms, implemented with less than 20nW power consumption. For an application is wearables, describe the requirement, the system architecture, the signature to be detected, the energy harvesting envisioned, and any considerations for fielding the system in a wearable form such as flexibility, thickness, and weight.

Submission Details:

April 21, 2017

For more information visit fbo.gov


Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Multi-Year Program Plan for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2021

The Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Year Program Plan establishes the mission, goals, and plan of the Advanced Manufacturing Office for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2021. The Multi-Year Program Plan is used as an operational guide to help the Advanced Manufacturing Office manage and coordinate its activities. It is also a resource to help communicate its priorities and opportunities to stakeholders and the public by highlighting the technologies, outreach, and crosscutting activities that AMO plans to focus on throughout the next 5 years. AMO desires to motivate energy productivity improvements by bringing together manufacturers, research institutions, and institutes of high education to develop cutting-edge materials and catalzye innovative technologies.

Submission Details:

April 14, 2017

Feedback and comments can be send to AMO_MYPPInfo@ee.doe.gov

For more information visit energy.gov


17-546 Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

This Big Data Spokes solicitation encourages Big Data activities in a topic area of interest to a respective regional Big Data Hub. Themes include:

1. Accelerating progress towards societal grand challenges to regional and national priority areas

2. Helping to automate Big Data lifecycle

3. Enabling access to and increasing the use of important and valuable data assets, including international data sets, where relevant

This solicitation is not intended to fund submitted proposals where fundamental research is the primary activity. Also, small or medium Big Data Spoke proposals submitted to this particular solicitations are required to have a Letter of Collaboration from a regional Big Data Hub.

Submission Details:

September 18, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov


Strategic Technologies Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-DARPA-STO is seeking innovative and disruptive technologies that give the U.S. military critical capability improvement to dominate in all levels of conflict intensity. This ranges from force-on-force conflicts to complex "Gray Zone" conflicts. Technologies should support conflicts tha can take place in a variety of environments. Focus areas include:

1. Situation Understanding

2. Multi-Domain Maneuver

3. Hybrid Effects

4. System of Systems

5. Maritime Systems

6. System of System-Enhanced Small Units

7. Foundational Strategic Technolgies

Submission Details:

March 21, 2018

For more information visit grants.gov


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


ROSES 2017- Making Earth Systems Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs)

The MEaSUREs program, part of the Earth Science Division, solicits select projects providing Earth science higher level data products and services. MEaSUREs may include infusion or deployment of applicable science tools that contribute to data product quality improvement, consistency, merging or fusion or understanding. This solicitation provides an opportunity for the research community to participate in the development and generation of data products, which compliment and augment the NASA produced and distributed data products. 

Projects selected will work to find a solution for utilization of NASA assets and capabilities by: 

 

  • providing or adding to mature data records needed for NASA Earth System Research

  • Applying Earth Science Division principles regarding community involvement, product life cycle planning and standards and interfaces for interoperability and exchange of data and information

  • Supporting ongoing data system evolution efforts through participation in one or more Earth Science Working Groups 

Submission Details:

Notification of Intent Due: April 21, 2017 

Full Application Due: May 22, 2017 

For more information visit NASA NSPIRES

 

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OFRN Industry Mixer 

This free event will introduce attendees to the Communications, Cyber, Positioning, Navigation & Timing (C2PNT) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) centers of excellence via an informative and business focused agenda. Additionally, the event will feature am industry-led panel to discuss how OFRN offers growth opportunities.

Keynote speakers will be Stephanie Miller, Plans and Programs Technical Advisor with AFRL and Dr. Steven K Rogers, Senior Scientist for Automatic Target Recognition and Sensor Fusion with AFRL. 

Event Details:

Date: March 30, 2017 1:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati 

For more information please click here 

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ROSES 2017- Atmospheric Composition: Laboratory Research 

The atmospheric composition program determines air quality and affects weather, climate and critical constituents such as ozone. NASA's research for furthering understanding of atmospheric composition is geared to providing an improved prognostic capability for atmospheric issues. 

The principle area of research for this solicitation is for laboratory investigations that supply basic spectroscopic, chemical and physical measurements that are needed to interpret NASA-generated atmospheric composition data sets. In particular, laboratory studies that contribute to a process level understanding of atmospheric variability as discerned from measurements. 

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due- May 26, 2017 

Funding: $250,000 over three years 

For more information visit nspires.nasaprs.gov

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Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review 

The Department of Energy will host a peer review of Grid Modernization Initiative projects. The review will take a comprehensive look at more than 80 funded projects across thirteen programs for lessons learned and best practices. Projects fall into six technology areas of the Grid Modernization Initiative: 

1. Devices and Integrated Systems 

2. Sensing and Measurement 

3. Security and Resilience 4.

 4. System Operations and Control 

5. Design and Planning Tools 

6. Institutional Support

Conference Details:

Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA

Dates: April 18-20, 2017 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

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NCDMM Summit 

The National Center for Defense Machining and Manufacturing Summit is an annual event designed to facilitate collaboration and partnership between manufacturers, government, industry and academia to advance manufacturing technologies. 

Conference Details:

Location:  Chestnut Ridge Gold Resort and Conference Center in Blairsville, PA. 

Date: May 3, 2017 

For more information visit ncdmmsummit.org

 

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DE-FOA-0001753: RFI Solar Decathlon 2019 Future Planning 

The Solar Decathlon program is a competition for collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are innovative, energy-efficiency and attractive. The DOE is seeking information to inform the design, planning, and implementation of Solar Decathlon 2019. Goals of this RFI are: 

1. Father feedback on changes being considered by the DOE to increate opportunities for participation and innovation 

2. Gather feedback on ways DOE can reduce barriers to entry 

The next Solar Decathlon is set to take place October 5-15, 2017 in Denver Colorado 

Submission Details:

Submissions are due April 3, 2017 

Visit eere-exchange.energy.gov for more information and full instructions 

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Dear Colleague Letter: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Proposals in the Area of Cybersecurity 

The National Science Foundation is interested in funding collaborations between industry and academia in t eh area of cybersecurity. The aim is the establish IUCRCs that are capable of collectively addressing large-scale and cross-disciplinary challenges in the broad area of cybersecurity. Any precompetitive research that enhances the translation of basic research in the area of cybersecurity would be considered. 

The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academia and government. Through an initial investment from the National Science Foundation, centers are primarily supported by Center members. Each center conducts research that is of interest to both industry members and Center faculty. 

Submission Details:

Preproposals Due: April 19, 2017 or October 18, 2017 

Full Proposals Due: June 21, 2017 or December 20, 2017 

For the full Dear Colleague Letter visit nsf.gov

For information on the IUCRC program, visit nsf.gov/funding

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International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

The International Research Experiences for Students profeam supports the development of globally-engaged US science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment. This program provides suport for US students to conduct high-quality research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators in any field that NSF supports. These experiences will expose US students to the international research community at a critical early state in their careers. 

Under this progra, projects must involve US students conducting research at foreighn sites, with foreign mentorship, organized by US institutions, with US-based principle investigators who arrange the topics, placements, mentorship, research, local resources and recruitment. 

Submission Details:

 

Proposals Due: August 15, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Mega Rust Naval Corrosion Conference 

Mega Rust Naval Corrosion Conference, the annual conference of the Society of Naval Engineers, is a forum for dialog between government, researchers and industry. This conference is a unique opportunity to establish collaboration with DOD on projects related to: fundamental understanding of corrosion, corrosion prevention, detection or control, coatings to prevent corrosion, failure analysis, materials, corrosion monitoring technologies and more.  

Conference Details:

Location: Newport News, VA

Dates: June 20,2017-June 22, 2017

For more information visit navalengineers.org

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Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) Workshop

CREDC is sponsored by the U.S Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. CREDC is a $28.1 million research and development initiative that focuses on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power, oil, and gas industries. There will be opportunities to mingle with CREDC researchers, sit in on research presentations, and participate in breakout discussions lead by industry and academic leaders.

Workshop Details:

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe, AZ

Dates: March 27, 2017 - March, 29, 2017

For more information visit energy.gov

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2017 Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT)

EESAT is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. This conference revisits projects, technologies, and products the science of energy storage and presents new avenues for how to address challenges of the smarter electricity grid. The theme of the conference this year is "Energy Storage: Evolution and Revolution."

Conference Details:

Location: Westin Hotel, Gaslamp District, in San Diego, CA

Dates: October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

For more information visit sandia.gov

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2017 Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Healthy Communities Grant Program is the EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect human health, and improve quality of life. While applicants do not have to be physically located within EPA New England boundaries, proposed projects must affect and benefit at least one Target Investment Area in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. This program seeks proposals that achieve the following:

1. Target resources to help communities at risk (areas that need community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations such as children or rural residents)

2. Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks

3. Promote collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects

4. Create institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental as well as human health problems

5. Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience

6. Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits

Submission Details:

Initial Proposal: April 7, 2017

Full Proposal: May 2, 2017

For more information visit epa.gov

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Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DURIP is intended to improve the capabilities of accredited United States Institutes of higher education to carry out research and educate scientists and engineers in areas critical to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.

Submission Details:

Inquiries and Questions Deadline: June 16, 2017

Full Proposal: July 7, 2017

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Spring 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference

The next NSF Grants Conference will take place in Louisville, KY from June 5-6, 2017. Representatives from the National Science Foundation as well as university faculty, researchers, and grant administrators from the U.S. will be present. This two-day conference is essential in gaining key insight into a substantial range of issues at NSF regarding the current state of funding, new policies and procedures, and administrative issues. Highlights of the conference include:

1. New programs and initiatives

2. Future directors for national science policy

3. Proposal preparation

4. NSF's merit review process

5. Conflict of interest policies

6. Breakout sessions by discipline

Workshop Details:

Date: June 5, 2017 - June 6, 2017

Location: Louisville, KY

For more information visit nsf.gov

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W. M. Keck Foundation: Research Program Grant

The W. M. Keck Foundation's Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in medical research as well as science and engineering. Proposals should be distinct and novel in approach with the potential to explore new territories in their respective fields. Priorities of the program include:

1. Focus on emerging areas of research

2. Prove to be innovative, interdisciplinary, and distinctive

3. Challenge prevailing paradigm

4. Has the potential to develop breakthrough methodologies or technologies

5. Demonstrate that the W. M. Keck Foundation is important to the success of the project

Submission Details:

Concept Paper: May 1, 2017

For more information visit wmkeck.org

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National Geographic Grants

The National Geographic Society gives grants for research to proposed projects that are novel, bold, and innovative. One of the organization's three focuses is "Our Changing Planet." This focus supports projects that study the Earth's environment in the past, present, and future to better understand how to protect the evolving environment. Topics of interest with this category are:

1. Ocean research and conservation (reef processes, marine ecology, and sea-level change)

2. Disasters associated with natural hazards (volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes)

3. Environmental change (past climates, pollution, glacial retreat, and remediation)

4. The history of our planet (paleobotany, planetary analog science, and mass-extinction events)

Submission Details:

July 1, 2017

For more information visit nationalgeographic.org

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001740 Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications

This particular funding opportunity announcement promotes cost reductions for solar energy power electronics to support the SunShot 2030 goals for cost of solar electricity and enable high solar energy penetration on the electric grid. Additionally, this FOA primarily supports reductions in the lifetime costs of solar inverters/converters for commercial, residential, and utility scale solar photovoltaic systems through the creation of holistic designs that use advanced components, innovative topologies, advanced control schemes, and novel smart grid application. Topic areas include:

1. Research and development of solar PV inverter/converter designs that reduce solar PV lifetime costs for SunShot's 2030 cost objectives

2. Research and development of modular, multi-purpose power electronics that achieve lower lifetime costs by enabling value added grid or customer owned solar energy solutions

Submission Details:

Proposal: n/a

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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UEF Grant

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

Submission Details:

Concept Paper: June 1, 2017

Full Proposal: August 1, 2017

For more information visit uefounation.org

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Environmental Sustainability

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

1. Industrial Ecology

2. Green Engineering

3. Ecological Engineering

4. Earth Systems Engineering

Submission Details:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Engineering

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

1. Enhancing the availability of high quality of water supplies

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

Submission Details:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Technology Development Workshop

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

Workshop Details:

Date: November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Additional details will be released in early summer.

For more information visit energy.gov

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Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

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

Workshop Details:

Date: June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Additional details will be released in the spring.

For more information visit energy.gov

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Catalysis

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

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

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

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

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

5. Commercially scalable methods of catalyst synthesis

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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2017 Broad Agency Announcement

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

Submission Deadline:

January 31, 2018

For more information visit grants.gov

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Petroleum Research Foundation - New Directions

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

Submission Deadline:

March 17, 2017

For more information visit acs.org

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Petroleum Research Foundation - Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)

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

Submission Deadline:

March 17, 2017

For more information visit acs.org

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Better Buildings Summit

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

Workshop Details:

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

Location: Washington, DC

For more information visit betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov

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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshop

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

Jared Entin, NASA

Grigorii Soloveichik, ARPA-E

Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley

Raul Miranda, Washington, DC, Ammonia Production

Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M

Prashant Kamat, University of Notre Dame

Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon

Jordan Macknick, NREL

Dominique Loqué, LBL

Ester Obonyo, Penn State University

Yushan Yu, University Delaware

David Graves, University of California

Aditya Mohite, Los Alamos National Lab

Workshop Details:

Date: May 21, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

For more information visit kynsfepscor.org

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Energy for Sustainability

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

1. Biomass conversion, Biofuels, & Bioenergy

2. Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy

3. Advanced Batteries for Transportation and Renewable Energy Storage

Submission Deadline:

October 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

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

Submission Deadline:

N/A

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Sloan Research Fellowships

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

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

Submission Deadline:

September 15, 2017

For more information visit sloan.org

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Cottrell Scholar Award

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

Submission Deadline:

Pre-proposal: May 1, 2017

Full Proposal: July 19, 2017

For more information visit rescorp.org

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

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

Proposers must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

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

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

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

4. Be untenured as of October 1 following proposal submission

5. Have not previously received a CAREER award 

Submission Deadline:

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

Engineering Directorate- July 20, 2017 

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

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Research & Education Foundation 

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

Research topic areas are: 

1. Waste Minimization

2. Recycling

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

4. Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better used 

5. Landfilling

Submission Deadline:

Pre-Application: June 1, 2017 

For more information visit erefdn.org 

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

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

1. Human presence sensors 

2. People counting sensors 

3. Low cost, stable and easily deployable CO2 sensors 

4. Real-world testing and validation. 

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: March 17, 2017 

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

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

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

1. Novel circuits topologies

2. Advanced control and drive electronics

3. Innovative packaging

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: February 21, 2017

Full Application: TBD

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Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

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

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: December 23, 2021

For more information visit grants.gov

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: March 22, 2017

For more information visit nsf.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: January 31, 2017

Full Application: March 30, 2017

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper: February 3, 2017 

Full Application: March 24, 2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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

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

Topics of interest include: 

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Concept Papers: 1/31/2017

Full Application: 3/24/2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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

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

Submission Deadline:

April 5, 2017

For more information visit grants.gov.

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

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

EERE expects to issue the FOA in January 2017 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001707: Integrated Biorefinery Optimization 

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

The following Areas of Interest are anticipated: 

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

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

3. Industrial Separations within an integrated biorefinery

4. Analytical modeling of solid materials and reactor feeding systems 

For more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001649 Solar Forecasting II 

 

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

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

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

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

Topic Areas of Interest: 

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Concept Paper due December 30, 2016

Full Application due March 24, 2017

for more information visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

December 30, 2017

For more information visit eere.exchange.energy.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Awards are typically $250,000 per year.

Submission Deadline:

December 31, 2017

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo

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

Event Information:

July 20-21, 2017 Washington D.C. 

Registration required 

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Chemistry of Indoor Environments 

 

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

Submission Deadline:

Open, letter of inquiry required 

For more information visit sloan.org

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

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

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

Submission Deadline:

Pre-Application: December 19, 2016 

Application: March 20, 2017

For more information visit science.energy.gov

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

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

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2017

For more information visit fedconnect.net

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

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

 

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2017 

For more information visit onr.navy.mil 

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

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

Submission Deadlines:

Unspecified

For more information, visit onr.navy.mil

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BAA-12-02-PKS: Sensor Innovative Research

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

Submissions Deadlines:

Full Application Submission Deadline: 04/05/17

For more information, visit grants.gov

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