Grant Funding Opportunities

The Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing is interested in working together on proposals to pursue funding for collaborative projects. We have some opportunities listed below. If you are interested in discussing these or other funding opportunities, please Contact Us.

Opportunity Summary
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $58 Million for Fuel-Efficient Vehicle TechnologiesThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements. That backing includes $55 million for projects across vehicle technologies such as energy storage; electric drive systems; materials, fuels, and lubricants; and advanced combustion. Also, two innovative projects at CALSTART and the National Association of Regional Councils will receive $3 million to develop systems that help companies combine their purchasing of advanced vehicles, components, and infrastructure to reduce incremental cost and achieve economies of scale.
Concept paper submissions are due on February 18, 2016 and full applications are due on March 28, 2016. See the Energy Department news release.
RFI Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated VehiclesRequest for Information (RFI)- Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles This is a Request for Information only. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance. The purpose of this RFI is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible formulation of future programs. ARPA-E seeks input from researchers and developers in a broad range of disciplines including automotive vehicle control, powertrain control and transportation analytics regarding the development of advanced energy efficiency optimization technologies for future connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).
Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 2015This announcement is purposely broad in scope to encourage the submission of the most innovative, out-of-the-box ideas in energy technology. It is an endeavor to identify technologies that enable the efficient and cost-effective conversation between or within the various different forms of energy while minimizing exergy destruction. Applications must be received by September 30, 2016.
NYSERDA PON 2689 Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization for the Commercial/Institutional SectorFocused Demonstrations and Energy Performance Validation. Accelerate the adoption of commercially available yet under-used energy-saving and load-reduction technologies or approaches in commercial, institutional, and non-process-related industrial settings. Ongoing through Dec 31, 2016 or until funds are exhausted.