Partnership Opportunities

Opportunity Summary
USDA Foundational Program Agriculture Systems and TechnologyDevelop the next generation of engineered systems, products, processes, and technologies to lead to sustainable, competitive, and innovative solutions for U.S. And global agriculture and food production. Letter of intent due February 5, 2014. Application due April 9, 2014.
NYSERDA 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.
NSF Environmental EngineeringSupport transformative research, which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, into land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. Proposals due Jan 15, 2014 through Feb 20, 2014.
NSF Materials Engineering and ProcessingSupport fundamental research addressing the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, properties and/or life-cycle performance for targeted applications. All material systems are of interest including polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, composites and hybrids thereof. Due dates for proposals repeat annually.
NSF Engineering and Systems DesignSupport descriptive and normative research leading to a theory of engineering design and an understanding of systems engineering. The program funds advances in a descriptive understanding of design and basic design theory that span multiple domains, such as the relationship of systems to the environment, the significance of manufacturability, and the range of complexity from small designed artifacts to large engineered systems. Due dates for proposals repeat annually.
NYSERDA 2606 Advanced Buildings ProgramSupport development and demonstration activities that advance the energy performance of both new and existing buildings in the residential, multi-family or commercial sector. Technology areas of interest include, but are not limited to: construction materials, strategies and practices; HVAC and lighting technologies, automation technologies enabling load flexibility and smarter background operations; and building integrated renewable energy systems. Six rounds of proposals will be accepted between Jan 22, 2013 and Jun 4, 2015.
NYSERDA 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency ProgramOffers performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers that implement cost-effective electric and natural gas efficiency and process improvements. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2015, or until funds are exhausted.
NYSERDA 2644 Agriculture Energy Efficiency ProgramOffers assistance in identifying and implementing electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures to eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2014, or until funds are exhausted.