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Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO)
Berkeley Cleantech University Prize Competition Announcement 
FTA-2016-008-TRI-LONO-CAP: Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP) 
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) RFP – VI
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies (REET) Grant Program, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
BARD Program Announcement 2017
NRC-HQ-60-17-FOA-0001 : Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
Industry Partnerships (UFLIPS)
Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS)
OES-OCC-16-006 – Low Emission Accelerator Partnership (LEAP)
The John Merck Fund
OES-OCC-16-005 – The Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER)
RFA-OAA-16-000012 : Energy Regulatory Partnership Program(ERRP)
Managing Water and Wastewater Utility Data to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost (by Water Research Foundation )
Sun Grant Program Southeastern Region Competitive Grants Program 2016
NASA SBIR/STTR FY 2016
Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management: Request for Proposals
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research – Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg
The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals
EDA-HDQ-OIE-2014-2004219: FY 2014 Regional Innovation Grants
2014-NIST-CR-COE-01 – Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program
Wave Energy – collaboration opportunity with Ecowave power in Israel through the Israel-U.S. Binational
Industrial Research and Development
OBAMA-SINGH 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE INITIATIVE (OSI)
NRC-HQ-60-14-FOA-0001 – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement,
Research Grant and Cooperative Agreement Program, Fiscal Year 2014
BAA-AFOSR-2013-0001
NIST 2014-MSE-01 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Programs
Faculty Development Grants Program & Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant Funding
USAFA-BAA-2009

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO)

Proposals due: February 21, 2017

Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2.75 million of funding for its Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO). This solicitation also will establish eligibility for possible future funding, subject to Congressional appropriations and FTA approval, for ZERO. The purpose of the program is to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. FTA intends to select, and enter into cooperative agreements with, multiple (up to three) nonprofit consortia to build on past research innovation and development efforts to facilitate the deployment of zero-emission vehicles and associated advanced technology. Eligibility for future ZERO funding opportunities in fiscal years 2017-2020 will be limited to those nonprofit consortia selected under this fiscal year 2017 notice. Potential research partners such as transit agencies, other nonprofits, vendors, suppliers and systems integrators may work with multiple consortia. The federal cost-share of a project carried out under ZERO shall not exceed 80 percent.

Link to agency site.

Berkeley Cleantech University Prize Competition 

Competition: February 23, 2017

The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) are pleased to present the Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored “Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP).”

Each fall student teams from throughout the U.S. will apply to the Berkeley CUP. Selected teams will receive extensive cleantech mentorship, entrepreneurial training, and access to fabrication/prototyping spaces at UC Berkeley. Additionally, selected teams will benefit from the Competition’s dedicated mentors and educators; including world-class professionals from the Haas School of Business’s Cleantech to Market (C2M), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Cyclotron Road, the American Jobs Project (AJP), the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Foundry, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET), SkyDeck and the BECI Energy Challenge.

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FTA-2016-008-TRI-LONO-CAP: Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP)

Application Deadline: November 28, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $3 million of fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding for qualified institutions of higher education to conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low or no emission (LoNo) components intended for use in LoNo transit buses used to provide public transportation. FTA is authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to pay 50 percent of the established assessment fees, up to $3 million annually. The FAST Act authorizes a total of $15 million at $3 million per year starting in FY 2016 through FY2020 to carry out the Low and No Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP).

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Click here for Call for Proposal document.

 

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) RFP – VI

 

Full Application Deadline: March 3, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to release the GoMRI Request for Proposals for 2018-2019 to fund research activities for GoMRI Years 9-10 (1 January 2018–31 December 2019). This RFP-VI, will build on previous RFPs, will be the final research competition, and will only fund two-year awards.

The Research Board calls for consortia and individual investigators’ proposals at the same time in order to fund the best science that complements the research efforts completed or in progress under RFP- I through RFP-V.

Link to agency site.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies (REET) Grant Program, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

Application Due Date: November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy (department) is issuing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) entitled “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies Grants Program.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review Rule 5O-1.002 and 5O- 1.003, F.A.C. Funds are provided through Section 377.804, F.S. for the purpose of providing renewable energy matching grants for demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies and innovative technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency for vehicles and commercial buildings. This competitive grant program is designed to provide funding to municipalities and county governments, established for-profit companies licensed to do business in the State of Florida, universities and colleges, utilities located and operating within the State of Florida, and not-for-profit organizations.

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BARD Program Announcement 2017

BARD Research Grant Program:
Funds projects conducted cooperatively by US and Israeli scientists. Covers all phases of agricultural R&D including strategic or applied research.
Award duration: 3 years
Next submission date: September 14, 2016

>> Postdoctoral Fellowship Program:
Funds postdoctoral fellowships for US citizens to perform agricultural research with established Israeli scientists. Recipients travel to Israel to carry out their research.
Award duration: 1-2 years
Next submission date: January 16, 2017

>> Senior Research Fellowship Program:
The program promotes joint agricultural research between established scientists from the US and their Israeli hosts.
Award duration: 2-12 months
Next submission date: January 16, 2017

>> Graduate Fellowship Student Program:
The program enables Ph.D. students in one country (US or Israel) to travel to the other country to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study.
Award duration: 3-6 months
Next submission date: January 16, 2017

>> Workshop:
Funds workshops whose purpose is to indentify research needs and to promote increased contact between scientists throughout the world in areas related to the binational and agricultural interests of the US and Israel.
Next submission date: January 16, 2017
Details and Application Guidelines: http://www.bard-isus.com<http://www.bard-isus.com/>
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NRC-HQ-60-17-FOA-0001 : Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Application Due Date: October 14, 2016

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced the following funding opportunities:
Scholarship: This is a two (2) year program.  Scholarship funds may be requested for up to $200,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A scholarship student may not receive more than $10,000.00 per year or exceed $20,000.00 over a 2-year period.

Fellowship: This is a four (4) year program.  Fellowship funds may be requested for up to $400,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A post graduate student may not receive funding in excess of $50,000.00 per year over a 4-year period.

Faculty Development: This is a three (3) year program.  Faculty Development funds may be requested for up to $450,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period, provided that an additional $50,000.00 per year is fully matched by the recipient.  Other direct costs includes but are not limited to course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses.  The base award is up to $300,000.00.  However, the NRC may increase, up to $450,000.00, to the extent that a portion of the award is matched dollar for dollar by the recipient.  For example, an award in the amount of $400,000.00 would require a match of $100,000.00 from the recipient.

Trade School and Community College:  This is a two (2) year program.  Trade School and Community College funds may be requested for up to $150,000.00 total costs (direct costs and associated facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A scholarship student may not receive more than $10,000.00 over a 2-year period.

UF may submit only one application for each of the Scholarship, Fellowship, Faculty Development, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship grant programs.  If applying for more than one grant program, then the applicant must submit separate applications.

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Click here for Call for Proposal document.

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Industry Partnerships (UFLIPS)

PROGRAM Overview
The UFLIPS matching funds program will promote early to late stage technology development and commercialization through collaborative research opportunities between the University of
Florida’s Researchers and high technology energy companies in Florida.

The path from lab to market can be risky and financially burdensome for many companies. The UFLIPS program has been created to aid Florida companies in their commercialization efforts of energy
technologies by providing resources focused on:
1) fully complimenting the existing resources across the UF Ecosysem and the state of Florida’s business community by
2) providing the company with the maximum return on investment through Research and Development dollars, and
3) leveraging the UF’s intellectual resources and talents through translational research opportunities.

This will allow these companies to engage UF Researchers and their teams in translational research opportunities, train and engage new talent while leveraging Research and Development dollars.

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Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS)

Proposals are due July 12, 2016.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering up to $1 million in grants to establish up to eight Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) cybersecurity education and workforce development. As part of the Department of Commerce’s “Skills for Business” initiative that has made job-driven training a priority, RAMPS will support the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

NICE works with government, academia and the private sector to bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep the nation secure from computer-based attacks.

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OES-OCC-16-006 – Low Emission Accelerator Partnership (LEAP)

Application Due Date: Jul 11, 2016

A grant for up to $2,000,000 U.S. Dollars in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds, subject to the availability of funds, will be awarded for work that will advance low emission development through coordination and support to developing countries on the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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The John Merck Fund

The John Merck Fund began its philanthropy in developmental disabilities, and later expanded to work on clean energy, health and the environment, and regional food systems, recognizing these program areas are essential to benefiting human and ecological health in New England and beyond. In conjunction with our spendout strategy, we have also revamped our four grant programs to achieve the maximum impact in these complementary issue areas by 2022.

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OES-OCC-16-005 – The Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER)

Application Due Date: June 10, 2016

This is a solicitation for applications for projects to expand the and deepen the the Partnership on Womens Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER). wPOWER seeks to empower women clean energy entrepreneurs and expand clean energy access for poor and rural communities. Working at the grassroots level in East Africa, Nigeria, and India, wPOWER promotes entrepreneurship of small-scale clean technologies such as solar products and clean cookstoves to drive green growth and directly integrate women into the energy access value chain. This NOFO will focus on expanding activities under these wPOWER program goals by empowering and supporting women clean energy entrepreneurs, conducting research to advance women clean energy entrepreneurship, addressing financial barriers, and growing the wPOWER Partnership.

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Click here for Call for Proposal document.

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RFA-OAA-16-000012 : Energy Regulatory Partnership Program(ERRP)

Application Due Date: April 22, 2016

USAID anticipates awarding a five-year cooperative agreement to strengthen the capacity of energy sector regulatory authorities in USAID-assisted countries so that they are able to effectively discharge their mandates and attract investment while protecting consumers’ interests. Special attention will be paid to developing regulatory capacity and incentives for investment in clean energy, including renewable energy generation and demand side management. This NFO includes programs in the following areas: (1) Bilateral regulatory partnerships – facilitate the exchange of experience and information between regulatory agencies/ministries in USAID-assisted countries and more advanced authorities from the U.S., Europe, and less developed countries.(2) Regional regulatory partnerships – build regional regulatory capacity for facilitating cross-border trade and strengthening power pools.(3) Technical assistance – Technical assistance may take different forms, including but not limited to placement of embedded advisors; job shadowing; drafting or reviewing of policy, legislation, regulations, manuals, and/ or procedures; advising on international best practices; workshops; evaluating the impact of a regulatory instrument; and designing new regulatory approaches.(4) Training – may include training for energy regulatory staff in USAID-assisted countries(5) Knowledge management – may include such activities as original research, preparation of model documents, and compilation of best practices.

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Managing Water and Wastewater Utility Data to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost (RFP #4668)

Proposal Due: June 15, 2016, 5pm Mountain Time

The project will provide guidance to water and wastewater utilities on leading practices for automated data collection and management to reduce energy consumption and cost of pumping operations and treatment processes. The project will:

 Identify data sets of value for water and wastewater utilities to reduce energy consumption and cost of pumping operations and treatment processes
 Identify data acquisition, communication, and storage requirements from various Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) components, including remote data monitoring systems, with a focus on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Energy Management Systems
 Assess methods of data transmission, collection, and storage options, and discuss pros and cons of each
 Identify data analytics, platforms, and display methods that will support reduction in energy consumption and cost of water and wastewater pumping operations and treatment processes

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research – Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Application Deadline: May 4, 2016

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)<http://www.ornl.gov/> is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation in order to carry out studies that will significantly advance our understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanomaterials systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Scientifically high-impact proposals are sought that take advantage of any of the CNMS research capabilities listed below. In particular, prospective users are encouraged to submit proposals that utilize and exploit synergies of research capabilities in two or more of the areas listed below, and proposers of experimental nanoscience research are encouraged to request theory/modeling/simulation collaborations as appropriate. Visit the Capabilities section<http://www.cnms.ornl.gov/capabilities/cap.shtml> of the CNMS website to learn more.

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The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Submission Date:Yearly, Mid September

BARD supports mission-oriented cooperative agricultural research projects of mutual interest to the United States and Israel. Proposals are expected to deal with an agricultural issue or problem and yield tangible results that could be implemented within a reasonable time after completion of the project. Projects cover all phases of agricultural research and development. The outcomes of BARD funded Research must be accessible to the public.

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Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals

Beam time is granted through our general user program, which is open to all. In addition, we have opportunities for extended collaboration through programs such as internships and postdoctoral programs.

The instruments at HFIR and SNS can be used free of charge with the understanding that researchers will publish their results, making them available to the scientific community. Our facilities are also available for proprietary research for a fee.

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Wave Energy – collaboration opportunity with Ecowave power in Israel through the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development

EWP intends to enhance its highly efficient and competitive technology, in order to maintain its position as a leading player in the wave energy market. The Company is seeking for a strategic global partner to increase its reach and to support the company’s current projects pipeline and long-term growth strategy.

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NRC-HQ-60-14-FOA-0001 – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement, Research Grant and Cooperative Agreement Program, Fiscal Year 2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected. The NRC regulates the nation’s civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. The NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) furthers the agency’s regulatory mission by providing technical advice, technical tools and information for identifying and resolving safety issues, making regulatory decisions, and promulgating regulations and guidance. RES is comprised of three technical divisions and one administrative division, each with their own responsibilities and program goals. Functional descriptions of each division can be found at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/organization/resfuncdesc.html. RES awards support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by named Principal Investigators (PIs) in areas representing the investigators’ specific interests and competencies, based on the mission of the NRC to conduct independent research and analyses, develop technical bases for supporting realistic safety decisions, and evaluate safety issues involving current and new designs and technologies related to nuclear power and materials. Areas of interest include, seismic and tsunami research, degradation of reactor component materials; integrity of reactor component and structures; uncertainty characterization and quantification of models and parameters used in reactor component integrity assessments; aging and durability of concrete, steel and composite structures; structural integrity of nuclear power plants structures; technical basis for issues affecting voluntary consensus standards; severe accident research (particularly analyses with MELCOR and MACCS); thermal-hydraulics research; nuclear fuel performance research; research to analyze post-accident equipment response and recovery (to support on-site accident response preparedness assessment; risks and possible prevention and mitigation strategies during accidents; enhancements in safety capabilities or other systems relied upon for accident prevention and mitigation at nuclear facilities); long term behavior of spent fuel storage and disposal systems; probabilistic risk assessment; human reliability analysis; human factors in advanced automation and/or digital instrumentation and control; fire safety research; or any other area relevant to the mission of the NRC will be accepted.

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BAA-AFOSR-2013-0001

This announcement remains open until superseded. Proposals are reviewed and evaluated as they are received. While proposals overall may be submitted at any time, specific topic instructions may recommend proposal submission by specific dates IAW anticipated funding.

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs.

The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in five scientific Departments: Dynamical Systems and Control (RTA), Quantum and Non-Equilibrium Processes (RTB), Information, Decision and Complex Networks (RTC), Complex Materials and Devices (RTD), and Energy, Power and Propulsion (RTE). The research activities managed within each Department are summarized in this section.

baa-afosr-2013-0001 pdf

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NIST 2014-MSE-01
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Programs

Application Due Date: Notice Applications will be considered on a continuing basis, subject to the availability of funds

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2011: (1) the Material Measurement Laboratory Grants Program; (2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory Grants Program; (3) the Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the Fire Research Grants Program; (5) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (6) the NIST Center for Neutron Research Grants Program; (7) the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; (8) the Standards Services Group Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; and (9) the Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program.

2014-MSE-FFO announcement

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Faculty Development Grants Program & Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant funding

Institutions are limited as to the number of proposals that may be submitted to these programs. Interested individuals should contact the Nuclear Engineering departments at their universities. Those at UF interested in these funding opportunities should contact Dr. David Hintenlang, Chair, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Department.

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USAFA-BAA-2009

Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy
Due Date: Open

The Air Force Academy invests in an active research program for three main reasons. First and foremost, research significantly enhances the cadet learning experience. Our 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.Secondly, our research program provides opportunities for essential 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 our faculty remain current in their respective fields.Third, at USAFA we strive to conduct research to enhance the ability of the Air Force to perform its mission. There are currently ongoing research projects spanning topics as diverse as super cooled cesium atoms, cyber security, spatial disorientation and homeland defense.
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