Energy Center

Funding Opportunities

Last Updated: 08/16/16

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research, Deadline August 29, 2016

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center I For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one application as the prime applicant but may partner on multiple applications as a subrecipient. Sponsor Deadline: August 31

DOE-NETL Applications for Technologies Directed at Utilizing Carbon Dioxide from Coal Fired Power Plants Deadline: October 3

DOE Measurement Innovations for Magnetic Fusion Systems  Pre-application due August 26; Application due October 18.

NIST Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program  Deadline: September 23

DOD-NSWC Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) BAA for FY16. Deadline: October 10

NSF Partnerships for Innovation:  Accelerating Innovation Research – Technology Translation (PFI:AIR-TT)  Deadlines:  September 8 – LOI; October 11 – Full proposal

NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)  Deadlines:  October 19 – Large & medium projects; November 16 – Small projects; December 15 – Cybersecurity education projects

NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Updated Funding Opportunities  Deadline: October 20: Particulate and Multiphase Processes  and Combustion and Fire Systems

NSF/CBET Catalysis Deadline October 20, 2016

NSF/CBS Chemical and Biological Separation, Deadline October 20, 2016

NSF/CBET Energy Sustainability, Deadline October 20, 2016: Bioenergy, PV, Battery/Renewables

DOD-ONR FY17 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Deadline: November 4

DOD-AFOSR Air Force Defense Research Conference and Workshop Support This announcement remains open until superseded or closed.

DOE-NETL Unsolicited Proposals The DOE encourages the submission of unsolicited proposals that will contribute to its mission objectives. DOE considers proposals in all areas of energy and energy-related research and development with emphasis on long-term, high-risk, high-payoff technologies.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory programs for faculty and students.

DOD Naval Research Laboratory BAA NRL conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines. The basic research program is driven by perceptions about future requirements of the Navy.  White papers are continuously accepted.  

DOE/NETL Unsolicited Proposals (coal, oil/gas, energy analysis, non-fossil), no deadline

DOD Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) BAA  Pre-proposals accepted at any time.

US Ignite: The Next Steps, Deadline: Continuous.

NSF Catalyzing New International Collaborations, Proposals accepted at any time but the recommendation is to submit  9 months prior to travel.

Anticipated Funding Opportunities

NEPTUNE Center for Power and Energy Research, Fall 2016

NEPTUNE = Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence 

DOE Regional Clean Energy Partnerships (requested in 2017 budget)

DOE Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines DOE may issue a FOA in August 2016.

DOE-ARPA-E Request for Information on Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors  Responses are due August 29.

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Production of Salable Rare Earth Element Materials from Coal and Coal By-Products  DOE may issue a FOA in August/September 2016.

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About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

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