New NSF funding opportunities on “Clean Energy Technology” were announced recently via two new Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs):

As energy use in the United States continues to grow, the use of clean, sustainable energy sources must increase to meet demand. These sources include energy from biomass, geothermal, wind, hydropower, tidal power, and solar sources. For the purposes of these DCLs, clean energy represents new efficient technology based on novel fundamental concepts, the energy saved through increased energy efficiency and conservation measures for existing technologies, as well as energy derived from renewable sources.

These DCLs invite:

  • Conference proposals on identifying collaborative research opportunities for advancing science and technology for clean energy (NSF 23-108), and
  • Interdisciplinary groups of Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop potentially transformative, convergent, fundamental research proposals in the area of clean energy technologies (NSF 23-109). NSF 23-109 has two components. It outlines the processes to submit:
    1. Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) or
    2. Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)

Please see the DCLs for more information on submission process for the Concept Outlines required, specific topics and deadlines.

In addition, a webinar will be held on Wednesday, 31 May about the DCLs 23-108/109 for Conferences, EAGERs, and Raises in Clean Energy Technology Research.