DOE: Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration

This funding opportunity addresses three topic areas. Each topic area consists of multiple subtopics. DOE intends to fund the applications with the greatest chance of helping achieve the goals and mission of EERE. EERE may award an entire application or any part of an application at a funding level that will be negotiated with the applicant.

  • Topic Area 1: Advanced Materials
  • Topic Area 2: Advanced Processes
  • Topic Area 3: Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing

Please review the full funding opportunity to identify the topic and sub-topic area appropriate to your internal Letter of Intent.

Number of Applications
Three, one in each topic area
Amount of Funding

Amount varies by proposal tier level


Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

Cost share is required: Please check with your Research Dean to ensure that you are able to meet the cost sharing commitment before submitting your Letter of Intent.

The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the Government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.

Submission Process

Step 1

Internal Letters of Intent (LOI's) must be one PDF document.

The single PDF document should be one page containing:

  • PI Name,
  • PI Department/Division and School/College,
  • DOE Topic and Subtopic Area for proposal,
  • Brief Description of Proposed Research, and
  • PI's NSF or NIH style biosketch.

This LOI should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2017.

Materials should be submitted as a single PDF attachment to an email sent to Stephanie Endy at

Step 2

Final nominees will be notified of their selection by January 20, 2017.

Step 3

Final proposal due in the Office of Research Administration by January 30, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.

Step 4

Final proposal must be received by the sponsor by January 31, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
01/16/2017 01/20/2017 01/30/2017 01/31/2017 CLOSED