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The Office of Science supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you -- whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.


Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

May be open to one or more institution types. For assistance with the Office of Science's Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) at, please contact the Helpdesk at (855) 818-1846 (toll-free), (301) 903-9610, or

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SBIR/STTR FY 2021 Phase I Release 1
Announcement Number:
Post Date:
Monday, August 24, 2020
Close Date:
Monday, October 19, 2020

Special Note: Letter of Interest Due Date: September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

AMENDMENT 000001: Pages 4 & 5 Added Leaders to Table of Contents, Page 38 Updated Current and Pending Support

Neuromorphic Computing for Accelerating Scientific Discovery
Announcement Number:
Post Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Close Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent: N/A
  • Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: June 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
    • A Pre-Application is required
  • Pre-Application Response Date: June 10, 2020
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DOE National Laboratory Announcements

Open only to DOE Laboratories. Proposals submitted by DOE National Laboratories in response to the below program announcements will be subjected to formal merit review (peer review).

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Quantum Information Science Research for Fusion Energy Sciences
Announcement Number:
LAB 20-2225
Post Date:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Close Date:
Friday, June 12, 2020
Note: A Letter of Intent is required. Letters of Intent must be submitted by May 15, 2020, at 5 PM Eastern.
Materials and Chemical Sciences Research on Critical Materials
Announcement Number:
LAB 20-2304
Post Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Close Date:
Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Submission Deadline for Proposals: May 18, 2020, at 5 PM Eastern Time

AMENDMENT 000001 This amendment is issued to provide greater detail about the Office of Fossil Energy’s support of related research

Each funding announcement issued by the Office of Science provides:

  • A technical description of the type of work to be funded
  • Information about the type, size, number, and duration of awards expected
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Instructions for submission of letters of intent (if required), preapplications or preproposals (if required), and applications or proposals; due dates and times
  • Review and selection information, including merit review criteria
  • Agency points of contact