Number of Submissions Per Institution: 
Submissions Per Institution: 
An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each of the three Topic Areas identified below: The topic areas are: Topic Area 1: Advanced Materials Subtopic 1.1 – Innovative Advanced Materials Manufacturing for Clean Energy Subtopic 1.2 – Novel Materials for Use in Harsh Service Conditions Subtopic 1.3 – Novel Materials for Direct Thermal Energy Conversion Subtopic 1.4 – Novel Materials for New Highly‐Effective Chemical Catalysts Subtopic 1.5 – Atomically Precise Manufacturing Topic Area 2: Advanced Processes Subtopic 2.1 – Approaches to Cost‐Effective Hydrogen Use in Manufacturing Processes Subtopic 2.2 – Innovative and Intensified Process Heating Methods to Minimize Emissions Subtopic 2.3 – Novel Approaches to Low Cost Waste Heat Recovery Subtopic 2.4 – High Value Roll‐to‐Roll Processes in Manufacturing Topic Area 3: Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing Subtopic 3.1 – Machine Learning and Algorithms for Efficiency in Manufacturing Subtopic 3.2 – Open Source Tools for Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing
Internal Deadline: 
12/20/2016 (All day)
LOI or Pre-Proposal Required: 
Letter of Intent/Pre-Proposal Deadline: 
01/31/2017 (All day)
External Deadline: 
03/30/2017 (All day)

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. These FOAs and resulting projects will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs, and encourage contributions from new partners. Successful projects will reduce the risk associated with potential breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they can be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

This funding opportunity addresses three topic areas from the Advanced Manufacturing Office. 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. The topic areas are:

Topic Area 1: Advanced Materials. The Advanced Materials Topic Area focuses on advances in innovative materials and the devices and systems that incorporate them for energy-saving opportunities and improved functionality.
Topic Area 2: Advanced Processes. The Advanced Processes Topic Area focuses on advancing transformational next-generation processes and technologies not bound by limitations of current processes.
Topic Area 3: Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing. The Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing Topic Area focuses on optimization of energy and materials usage across the lifecycle of manufactured products through the use of information technology.