Grant Opportunities

Renewable Energy RFP Rooster

REAP-Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements
Location: U.S.A.
Budget: $25,400,000
Due Date: 2/21/12 - For energy audits and renewable energy development assistance applications; 3/30/12 - For renewable energy system feasibility study applications
DE-FOA-0000637 Request for Information: Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting
Location: USA
Budget: Request for information
Due Date: 2/3/12
SunShot Incubator Program - Soft Cost Reduction
Location: USA
Budget: [...]

NC Energy R&D Cost-Sharing Program – FY 2012 Solicitation

This Program is designed to help North Carolina research institutions win Federally funded Energy R&D projects that require cost-sharing, expand the volume and range of Energy R&D in North Carolina, and generate intellectual property that can lead to energy-related jobs in the long term. Research organizations compete for funding by submitting [...]

NSF Sustainable Energy Pathways Program

The National Science Foundation has announced the Sustainable Energy Pathways program, which is limited to three lead proposals per institution. The program is part of the NSF-wide initiative on Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The topic areas are Energy Harvesting & Conversion from Renewable Resources; Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions; [...]

EPA announced the 9th Annual P3 Awards

The EPA announced the 9th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet.
Solicitation can be found at:

Request for Proposals for Oil Spill Research

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Research Board has announced the availability of a minimum of $37.5 million per year to establish four to eight Research Consortia to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico. The research that will be conducted through these consortia will [...]

DOE’s ARPA-E announces $130M in funding opportunities

On April 20th, DOE’s ARPA-E announced $130M in funding opportunities.
Here’s a link for information on the ARPA-E website:

International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program, USDA - due January 19

The International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) supports research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. ISE projects are expected to enhance the international content of curricula; ensure that faculty work beyond the U.S. and bring lessons learned [...]

Biomass Research and Development Initiative

DOE, USDA Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative - pre-applications due June 7
The funding opportunity is available online at .
Pre-applications are due June 7, 2010, and must be submitted electronically. Applicants who are encouraged to submit full applications will be notified by July 26, 2010.

Additional Funding from National Science Foundation and the Emerging Frontiers In Research and Innovation 2010 Programs

The National Science Foundation now has an RFP out to provide $29
million in grants to academic institutions through two new engineering
research programs under its Emerging Frontiers In Research and
Innovation 2010 (EFRI-2010) program:
1. Renewable Energy Storage (RESTOR)
2. Science in Energy and Environmental Design (SEED): Engineering
Sustainable Buildings
Much more information and contacts are available at: Please share this
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U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Meeting

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced its intention to fund 8 new “Energy Innovation Hubs” from FY 2010 appropriations. One of the Hub areas is solar fuels research. The Research Triangle Energy Consortium (RTEC), a research collaboration of Duke, North Carolina State University, Research Triangle Institute, and UNC-Chapel Hill, is sponsoring a proposal for [...]

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