Energy Center

Funding Opportunities

DOD-AFOSR FY16 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Deadline: October 9
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. Deadline: November 19
DE-FOA-0001374 DOE Traineeship in Robotics Application due September 30.
DOE Early Career Research Program   Pre-application due September 10; Application due November 19.
DoD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Deadline: September 25
NSF Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers (ERC): Partnerships in Transformational Research, Education, and Technology  Proposals are solicited in two tracks: (1) Open Topic ERCs and (2) Nanosystems ERCs (NERCs). If you plan a submission to this program, please contact Melba Crawford ( as soon as possible for planning purposes. Letter of Intent due September 25; Preliminary Proposal due October 23; Invited Full Proposals due 6/16/16.
DOD-DARPA Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales (CRAFT) Deadline: October 5
DOD-DARPA Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3). Deadline: October 13
NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport (CBET) Systems . Deadline: October 20
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center. Deadline: November 4
NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). Deadline: November 13
DOD-ONR Sea Based Aviation Aircraft Science and Technology  White paper due September 10; Proposal due November 19.
DOD FY16 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Topics of interest funded by ARO, AFOSR, and ONR. White papers due September 8; Full proposals due December 7.
NSF Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Deadline: December 7
NSF CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) due December 18
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE:EHR)  due January 13.
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.

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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

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971