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U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: DE-FOA-0002252: FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

Slots:                                        1 Concept Paper per sub-topic

Internal Deadline:                      First come, first served

Concept Paper:                          June 25, 2020

External Deadline:                     August 26, 2020

Award Information:                   Type: Grant/Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: EERE anticipates making up to 33 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards.

Anticipated Amount: EERE expects to make a total of approximately $67 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Individual awards may vary, ranging between up to $1 million and up to $10 million, depending on sub-topic area, see FOA for more details.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)


Who May Serve as PI:                    Subtopic 1.2 Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes is limited to domestic university or industry-led teams. For all other sub-topics, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient.

Purpose:                                   This FOA supports the Trump Administration’s priorities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) next-generation manufacturing for advancing process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy intensive and energy dependent processes; 2) modular, hybrid, and/or catalytic processes to improve energy efficiency in chemical manufacturing; and 3) connected, flexible, and efficient manufacturing facilities, products and energy systems. The FOA integrates identified research opportunities across AMO into a single funding opportunity and is intended to fund high-impact, applied research and development projects.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.