To better guide MIT faculty and research staff to government funding opportunities, the MIT Energy Initiative maintains a list of open DOE funding opportunities for which university investigators are eligible to apply. Additionally, MITEI sends out regular e-mail notices to MIT researchers with these opportunities and other funding opportunity announcements.
Below is a list of recent and ongoing open U.S. Department of Energy funding opportunity announcements. The ones presented here are for energy R&D work for which universities are eligible and likely to be a lead. For a comprehensive listing of DOE funding opportunity announcements, please visit the DOE Program Office web pages, FedConnect, or grants.gov.
The Building Technologies Program (BTP) within the Department of Energy (DOE) is launching the pilot phase of a Graduate Fellows Program. The goal of the program is to incubate the development of energy efficient building solutions that can realize commercial success. The program links faculty members, students and the business community with different but complementary skill sets, bringing the discovery process of the university together with the unmet needs in the marketplace.
Availability of funds: Funds will be awarded through a competitive fellowship proposal submission process. Year 1 funds of up to $75,000 will be guaranteed upon award.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is accepting applications for two new research fellowships. Research areas: energy efficiency (buildings, industry, vehicles) & renewable energy (biomass, hydrogen and fuel cells, geothermal, solar, water). Awards include: yearly stipend, research allowance, health insurance, relocation travel and support for two years.