Open Funding Opportunities

This section organizes a summary of funding opportunities that Great Lakes Energy Institute would like to share with our campus community. Funding opportunities that are recently released can be found in New Funding. Funding opportunities that are still accepting applications but have not been released recently can be found here.

Contact Grant Goodrich (gxg183@case.edu) with any questions.

18-7607: Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

The program supports a variety of endeavors towards innovative technologies including energy, control systems and machine learning. The goals of the EPCN program is to encourage research to better understand and develop systems and methods for a variety of breakthrough applications.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: open

18-095: Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

With this Dear Colleague letter (DCL), the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) and the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) within the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation continue to encourage innovative exploratory and translational research by academic researchers and small businesses in all aspects of integrated photonics that utilize the current silicon photonics capabilities resident in AIM Photonics.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

18-572: Dear Colleague Letter : Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Making cyberspace secure and trustworthy is a critical challenge confronting society. The fragility and vulnerability of cyberspace have exposed societies and individuals to untold risks with severe consequences. Achieving a more secure cyberspace demands overcoming major scientific challenges, and realizing privacy and trust in cyberspace requires reconciling technology with human and societal needs. New advances in technology for cyberspace, changes in society, and adoption in new domains will also necessitate a rethinking of the interplay between security, privacy, and trust in cyberspace. The multi-disciplinary SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to assess their effectiveness. The SaTC program also seeks to explore innovative approaches for growing a capable, next-generation cyber workforce, and for accelerating the transition of successful cybersecurity research into practice and useful products and services.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

19-072Y: Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Full proposal accepted any time. Proposals submitted to other program announcements and solicitations, including the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), must meet their respective deadlines; please refer to the deadline dates specified in the appropriate announcement or solicitation. Proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) or Rapid Response Research (RAPID) can be submitted at any time but Principal Investigators must contact the cognizant program director prior to submission. Proposals for supplements or workshops can be submitted at any time, and PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant PD prior to submission.

Powering the Future We Want

The UN-DESA Grant (hereinafter Grant) - made possible through funding support by the China Energy Fund Board, an NGO in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and established for a period of five years - seeks to:

  • Advance implementation in energy for sustainable development by recognizing and honoring outstanding institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy for sustainable development

  • Encourage all relevant stakeholders, including experts and practitioners from energy and related fields, to achieve scientific and technological innovations and breakthroughs and establish effective leadership and best practices in implementing strategies, policies and actions aimed at advancing energy for sustainable development, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability

  • Focus not only on the recipient's leadership and innovation but also willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities for replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

For more information, visit poweringthefuture.un.org

19-088Y: Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program supports the fundamental research needed to revitalize American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries. The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership.

Areas of research, for example, include manufacturing systems; materials processing; manufacturing machines; methodologies; and manufacturing across the length scales.

Researchers working in the areas of cybermanufacturing systems, manufacturing machines and equipment, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing are encouraged to transcend and cross domain boundaries. Interdisciplinary, convergent proposals are welcome that bring manufacturing to new application areas, and that incorporate challenges and approaches outside the customary manufacturing portfolio to broaden the impact of America’s advanced manufacturing research. Proposals of all sizes will therefore be considered as justified by the project description.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Halliburton - iEnergy University Grants Program

Apply for Landmark’s University Grants Program (UGP) to receive software provisioning and training free of charge. Currently, over 200 academic institutions are benefitting from this program, which offers the ability to opt for software deployment through the iEnergy® Cloud.

How it Works

Landmark contributes renewable Landmark software licenses to qualified academic institutions worldwide. From seismic processing to exploration, drilling, production and beyond, universities can and do widely use our latest software to:

  • Deliver curricula
  • Support student thesis projects
  • Conduct advanced research

What’s Included

Landmark software grants (software provided through the UGP is not intended for commercial use by universities) are evergreen with three-year renewable terms and come with software maintenance and technical support. Additionally, once part of the University Grants Program, the institution will have access to LANDMARK LEARNING for training purposes.

For more information, visit iEnergy.community.

 

Solutions Project Fighter Fund

Solutions Project invests in community-based organizations and leaders that are removing barriers (political, financial, cultural) to affordable clean energy for all. We focus on leaders who are most impacted by the failed energy policies and climate change in their communities and who are working through community organizing, local projects and state campaigns to make it better. We encourage equity-rooted strategies that work to ensure that community benefits, diverse leadership, and just transitions are central to the call for 100% clean, renewable energy.

The Solutions Project offers support via grants through the Fighter Fund. The Fighter Fund is a rapid response grantmaking program providing real-time support to pivotal frontline leaders accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. Resources are designed to support place-based movement moments through organizing, direct action, advocacy, and lobbying activities; communications that build public will and cultural power; and coalition building. Ideal grantees are tax-exempt organizations, either (c)(3) or (c)(4), that are governed by the communities in which they serve, mobilize marginalized communities, have the capacity to leverage resources for additional funders, and are experimenting with innovative tactics to activate constituencies in advancing 100% clean energy for 100% of people. The Fighter Fund is currently an open application reviewed on a rolling basis. All interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply and the Fighter Fund has the following interest areas:

  1. State policy campaigns supporting 100% clean energy for 100% of the people

  2. Fossil fuel infrastructure resistance

  3. Indigenous organizing and led movements

  4. Supporting transparent, cleaner, and democratically controlled rural electric cooperatives

  5. Community-owned clean energy demonstration projects in need of seed capital

Grants range from $500 to $25,000. For more information, visit thesolutionsproject.org

Submission Details:

At this time, the Fighter Fund is by invitation only.

Faculty Research Program

The Faculty Research Program is an opportunity for faculty to collaborate with NETL principal investigators on work of interest to the NETL and participating state-of-the-art NETL facilities.Benefits include a monthly stipend, insurance, inbound/outbound travel, and resources to encourage attendance at conferences, workshops, and other professional development activities.

Research and development areas of interest include:

- Carbon Management

- Combustion Science

- Fuel Cell Research

- Process Development

- Remote Sensing

- Sensors and Controls

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit orau.gov

Unsolicited Proposals

The Department of Energy (DOE) encourages organizations and individuals to submit unsolicited proposals that are relevant to the DOE's research and development mission. Proposals must demonstrate support of an idea, method, or approach submitted by the proposer's initiative rather than in response to a solicitation. Additionally, they must demonstrate a unique and innovative concept or capability not currently available to the Federal government and does not resemble a project of a recent, current, or pending solicitation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit netl.doe.gov

17-7684: Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)

The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to help develop innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) technologies and new applications of current CI resources to foster emerging areas of potentially transformative science and engineering research. The program will support early-stage efforts to identify and address cyberinfrastructure needs in new research areas with the development and implementation of experimental and innovative hardware and software systems to enable discovery. Additionally, the program encourages systematic and multidisciplinary CI approaches to address new opportunities to enable science and engineering research with disciplines such as computing, data infrastructure, software, workflow systems, and networking.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

18-525: Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

The main objective of the RARE program is to catalyze progress along the academic tenure-track of individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. The RARE program will reinvest in highly trained scientists and engineers by providing re-entry points and encouraging participation and increasing diversity of experience. 

There are two tracks within the program. Track 1 reengages researchers in a competitive funding opportunity with accommodations for a gap in record due to the research hiatus. Track 2 retrains investigators in new or updated techniques in order to return to competitive research activity.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Energy and Environment

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Energy and Environment program aims to learn more about novel research areas and advance understanding about the effects of new energy technologies on the quality of life. Research questions of interest include energy sources, transmission and distribution, energy use, new energy technologies, the economics of energy transmission and distribution, big data, energy efficiency, and transportation. Grant seekers can submit a letter of inquiry for a relevant program to the appropriate program director and when reviewed, may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal.

Submission Details:

Proposals Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit sloan.org

Innovation and Research 3D Printing Grant

Due to the limitless number of applications of 3D printing within research, the FormLabs Education Grant is giving the opportunity for a research facility to receive a Form 2 3D printer. Applications should include a detailed project outline or proposal describing the benefit of using 3D printing technology. With no application deadline, one 3D printer package will be awarded to a lab per quarter.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit americamakes.us

18-018: Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM)

The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation of the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation is looking for research proposals for multidisciplinary teams to transform the fundamental understanding of structural materials through the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM). The current tools for simulation and prediction of materials behavior are strongly dependent on the input microstructures. In order to increase their accuracy and precision, this call for proposals aims to address fundamental questions related to Materials microstructure, properties, and performance through development tools for the QRM.

Submission Details:

Submission Due Date: open

For more information visit nsf.gov

Open Innovation Fund

The OIF provides funding to demonstrate the benefits of SiC and GaN technologies. This opportunity aims to target key time-sensitive gaps in the Institute's portfolio that are too urgent to be postponed and address technology barriers not current addressed by other projects. The OIF offers an opportunity to propose innovative projects to make WBG semiconductor technologies cost competitive and accelerate the adoption of SiC and GaN based components.

Submission Details:

Proposal Due Date: Open

For more information visit poweramericainstitute.org

W911NF-17-S-0002: Army Research Office BAA for Fundamental Research

This BAA includes ARO research areas of interest. ARO's research interest consists of the following scientific divisions:

  1. Physical Sciences
  2. Chemical Sciences
  3. Physics
  4. Life Sciences
  5. Engineering Sciences
  6. Mechanical Sciences
  7. Electronics
  8. Materials Science
  9. Earth Sciences
  10. Network Science
Submission Details:

March 31, 2022

For more information visit arl.army.mil

W911NF-17-S-0003: Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Department of Army's corporate only fundamental research lab. It is dedicated to scientific innovation and discovery. Proposals for this BAA should center around cutting-edge research that could potentially produce discoveries with a significant impact to enable new Army technologies. Area of interest include:

  1.  Computational Sciences (CS) Campaign
  2.  Materials Research (MR) Campaign
  3.  Sciences for Maneuver (ScMVR) Campaign
  4.  Information Sciences (IS) Campaign
  5.  Sciences for Lethality and Protection (ScL/P) Campaign
  6.  Human Sciences (HS) Campaign
  7.  Assessment and Analysis (AA) Campaign
  8.  Visit Scientist Program (VSP)
Submission Details:

March 31, 2022

For more information visit arl.army.mil

FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001: Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

The goal of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration Program is to promote collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, academia, industry, in areas such as high speed systems, turbine engines, and aerospace vehicles. These technical areas are integral in developing war-fighting technologies for the nation's air, space and cyberspace forces, and commercial derivatives.

Submission Details:

Proposal: December 23, 2021

For more information visit grants.gov

HDTRA1-17-S-0002: Science and Technology New Initiatives

The focus of this BAA is on discovering and accelerating innovations through three broad technical approaches that contribute to DOD-DTRA overarching research, development, technology, and engineering (RDT&E) goals.

  1. Analytic investigations are studies that increase DTRA’s knowledge or understanding of emerging Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats and how DTRA might anticipate and counter them. The WMD threat spectrum includes: nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical and high-yield explosive (HE) weapons (including improvised threats); their up-stream acquisition, RDT&E and production; their storage, deployment and final disposition; strategic and tactical delivery systems, command and control; and their weapon effects if used.
  2. Innovative capability research and development advances the state-of-the-art of DTRA’s technical capabilities and methods used to find, monitor, characterize, assess, plan against, deter, delay, disrupt, neutralize or destroy WMD at any point in their lifecycles.
  3. Mission-oriented experiments are designed to model, simulate, test and/or evaluate analytic methods or technical capabilities intended to counter WMD threats, or to mitigate the risks/impacts that they pose to DTRA’s critical assets, operations or interests under operationally relevant conditions.
Submission Details:

Applications open through October 2021

For more information visit fbo.gov

BAA0004-16: Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology Research and Development (BATTNET II) BAA

DLA seeks to develop logistics solutions in order to improve the industrial capability to deliver batteries to the warfighter in a ready-to-use state with better shelf life, better safety, better performance, and lower cost. Areas of interest include:

  1. Manufacturing and Automation Innovations
  2. Optimization of Design for Manufacturability
  3. Process Improvements
  4. Advancement of Manufacturing Readiness for Alternative Supplies
  5. Manufacturing Technology Improvement for Existing Supplies
  6. Battery Standardization
  7. Supply Chain Management Improvement
Submission Details:

August 21, 2021

For more information visit fbo.gov

Environment Program Grant

The Mott Foundation supports efforts to create a fair, equitable, and sustainable society. It accomplishes this by providing funding in four different categories: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. Under the Environment program area, there are four subtopics:

  1. Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  2. Transforming Development Finance
  3. Advancing Climate Change Solutions
  4. Special Initiatives

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) form to the foundation.

For more information visit mott.org

Postdoctoral Opportunities

RPP Postdoctoral Researcher appointments are typically one year. Extensions may be granted based on program needs and funding availability, up to a maximum of three years. Appointments are viewed as preparation for a full-time academic and/or research career. Appointees work under the supervision of a senior scholar or a department and are expected to publish research results during the period of the appointment.

Submission Requirements

  • Resume with list of publications and a cover letter stating areas of interest

  • Resumes accepted all year for possible placement and for specific open positions only.

Submission Details:

Full Application: Year-Round

For more information, visit nrel.gov