U.S. Department of Energy: New Funding Opportunities, Awards, RFI

Source: Christine D. Harbin, Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

— Coal: DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 17 projects to receive approximately $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research to improve the existing coal-fired fleet. 

— Geothermal:  DOE announced that it will contribute up to $2 million in available funding to advance geothermal research and development through a new partnership with more than a dozen European countries.

Nuclear: DOE announced $10.6 million in awards to support advanced nuclear energy technologies. This funding supports three domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.

Physics: DOE announced $75 Million for high energy physics research. These projects will focus on topics such as the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, the search for new physics, and more.

Quantum ScienceDOE announced plans for Quantum Information Science Centers, and seeks stakeholder input on topic areas and selection criteria. DOE issued a combined Notice of Intent (NOI) and Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register, seeking input from stakeholders on possible topic areas, organization, requirements, review criteria, and processes for assessing applications, to help inform the development of the FOA. Written comments and information are requested on or before July 5, 2019 and should be submitted online.