Funding Programs relevant to Wind Energy Research

Sponsor Deadline: 

Dec 31, 2015


Multiple Agencies
            Iowa Wind Energy Platform:  Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development IAWIND
Iowa Power Fund of the Iowa Office of Energy Independence Economic Impact Studies and Community Grant Programs
National Science Foundation NSF  UI College of Engineering Wind Energy Resources - Research areas
Software, control and sensors; electronics, control devices
Mechanical engineering, gearbox, gears and drive train
Manufacturing process, material handling and automation
Composites, blades and nacelle covers
Dept of Energy Office of Science FY2012 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program  closes Sept 30, 2012. Program Areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research BER, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.
Dept of Energy – Biological and Environmental Research BER Climate and Environmental Sciences Division 
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement ARM Climate Research Facility scientific user facility for the study of global climate change by the national and international research community. Research Themes: Cloud Lifecycle, Cloud Aerosol Interactions, Radiative Processes
Dept of Energy - Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (now closed but watch for next funding cycle.)
Dept of Energy  National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL
            Conducting R & D with NETL
 Solicitations and Business Opportunities
            Information on Unsolicited Proposals
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP   “Meeting DOD’s Environmental Challenges.” - basic and applied research, and advanced technology development.  Office is interested in receiving pre-proposals for research in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Platforms Technologies. Core Solicitation pre-proposals due Jan. 5, 2012
Dept of Defense DOD Office of Naval Research ONR – Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 12-001  Naval Materials Science and Technology Functional Materials: capacitors for pulsed power; electronic and optical ceramics, functional polymers.  Structural Materials: nanostructured materials, composite materials development and processing, fracture and fatigue, high temperature and ultra-high temperature turbine materials. Closes Sept 30, 2012.
National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST – Energy Portal  NIST Funding Opportunities
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. NOAA   weather, air quality, climate research.
ET Foundation International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition  deadline March 5, 2012.
Scholarships for Engineering Students (link from Jon Harrison, Michigan State University Libraries)