Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science

Due Date: 09/30/2017

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. The Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs.

IDEAS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program. Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology.

IDEAS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations 12 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants.

Concept papers can be submitted any time until the FOA closes on September 30, 2017.

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