ARPA-E issues 2018 OPEN funding opportunity announcement; up to $100M available
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will make up to $100 million in funding available for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest OPEN funding opportunity.
These awards will support early-stage research and development of potentially transformative energy projects.
“The Department of Energy plays a critical role in keeping the United States safe and secure. One of the ways we do this is by promoting energy innovations that make us more competitive and keep us ahead of the technology curve,” said Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. “With OPEN 2018, we are asking American energy entrepreneurs and researchers to show us the next breakthrough in energy security.”
ARPA-E has issued previous OPEN solicitations in 2009, 2012 and 2015. OPEN solicitations enable ARPA-E to support transformational projects outside the scope of existing ARPA-E-focused programs. The projects selected under OPEN in 2018 will pursue novel approaches to energy innovation across the full spectrum of energy applications.
Argonne’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate (S&TPO) has created a Google Sheet to help Argonne researchers identify other Argonne researchers with whom they might partner on a funding proposal.
The deadline to submit a concept paper is Feb. 12, 2018, at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.