The U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications to fund new research through its annual University Coal Research (UCR) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) programs. Submissions to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are for fiscal 2017, which began on Oct. 1.
“Through this proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the University Coal Research (UCR) Program supports the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) mission by supporting long-term, high-risk meritorious fundamental research that advances the science of coal technologies at U.S. colleges and universities,” the FOA says of the UCR program.
DOE is seeking UCR research projects in four areas of interest: real-time modeling for cyber-physical systems; general framework for radiative heat transfer in gas-solids flows; sensors for continuous water quality monitoring of contaminants in impaired water; and rapid experimental screening techniques for development of advanced creep resistant alloys for high temperature fossil energy (FE) applications.
Aras of interest for the HBCU/OMI program are: improved ab initio models of high performance structural alloys for existing and advanced technologies fossil energy (FE) power plants; and improved water usage at existing power generation facilities.
DOE expects to select four to five projects under the UCR program, each of which could receive up to $400,000.
Three to four awards are expected to receive funding under the HBCU/OMI award. Funding is limited to $250,000 for each project.
Applications for this FOA must be submitted to grants.gov by Feb. 17, 2017.