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  • Writer's pictureRon Ben Tsvi

Dpt. of Energy, Small Business R&D Grant Opportunity

The DoE has a budget of $18.36 Billion for R&D in 2018. In their words, the DoE presses:

"Forward with science in the quest to achieve a secure and sustainable energy future."

Funding scientific research into energy, the department is at the forefront of probing the range of physical sciences. In hand with this aim, the DoE looks to make bold investments in all areas of energy and beyond.

The Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research program gives away around $206 Million annually to help small businesses. The remaining funds are distributed via BAA’s for academia, intramural R&D, and companies.

Projects details:
 Phase I $150,000- $225,000
Phase II $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

The DOE’s Mission:

DOE’s Mission is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.Goal 1: Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and secure U.S. leadership in energy technologies.Goal 2: Maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity, with clear leadership in strategic areas.Goal 3: Enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.


DOE Program Offices supporting Goal 1: Energy Technologies

R&D Topic Areas:

  • Clean Coal Technologies

  • Advanced Turbine Technology

  • Oil and Gas Technologies

  • Advanced Materials and Technologies for Nuclear Energy

  • Smart Grid Technologies

  • Energy Storage

  • Bio-energy & Biofuels

  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

  • Solar Power

  • Water Power

  • Wind Energy

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Efficient Buildings & Vehicles

DOE Program Offices Supporting Goal 2: Science and Engineering Leadership

R&D Topic Areas:

  • Advanced Detectors

  • Accelerator technology

  • RF Components and Systems

  • Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis

  • Fusion Energy Systems

  • High Performance Computing & Networking

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Atmospheric Measurement Technology

  • Genomic Science and Related Bio-technologies

  • Advanced Sources: neutron, x-ray, electron

DOE Program Offices Supporting Goal 3: Nuclear Security

R&D Topic Areas

  • Novel Radiation Monitoring Concepts

  • In Situ Remediation

  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning

  • Remote Sensing

  • Global Nuclear Safeguards R&D

  • Nuclear Detonation Detection


Critical Early Stage R/R&D fundingThe SBIR & STTR programs provide funding for innovative, early stage researchSBIR & STTR awards provide credibility when seeking investors or partnersSBIR/STTR awards are executed as grants or contractsNo repaymentNo dilution of company equityNo cost sharing is required for Phases I and II. Cost sharing may not be used as an evaluation criteria.

About Eagle Point Funding:

We are the premier consulting firm specializing in non-dilutive funding sources for energy, defense, cyber security, and materials research. We assist companies, academic institutions, and non-profit research entities to identify, win federal R&D grants and maximize their R&D funding.

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Dir. of Bizdev

Eagle Point Funding


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