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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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Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide
Announcement Number:
Post Date:
Friday, March 5, 2021
Close Date:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: March 30, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern
    • A Pre-Application is required
  • Pre-Application Response Date: April 19, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: May 18, 20201, at 11:59 PM Eastern
FY2021 Phase II Release 2
Announcement Number:
DE FOA 0002381
Post Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Close Date:
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:00 PM Eastern
  • Submission Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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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Opportunities in Frontier Plasma Science
Announcement Number:
LAB 21-2435
Post Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Close Date:
Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Submission Deadline for Letter of Intent: 2/12/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
    • A Letter of Intent is required
  • Submission Deadline for Proposals: 3/26/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics
Announcement Number:
LAB 21 2423
Post Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Close Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Submission Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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