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Bridging Research Interactions through collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE)

Funding: Up to $9M Total

Open Date: 02/22/2012

Close Date: 05/21/2012

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000654


DOE is supporting efforts by collaborative research teams to significantly lower the cost of solar energy systems. The Bridging Research Interactions through collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) program allows applied research teams to access the tools and staff expertise at existing DOE Office of Science research facilities so fundamental scientific discoveries can be rapidly transitioned to existing product lines and projects. 

The BRIDGE program is the first within the SunShot Initiative to provide engineers and scientists developing solar technologies with the tools and expertise of the Department's Office of Science research facilities, including major facilities for x-ray and neutron scattering, nanoscale science, advanced microcharacterization, environmental molecular sciences, and advanced scientific computing. This collaborative approach will accelerate innovations to lower the cost of solar technologies.

Learn more by viewing the webinar presentation and the Office of Science user facilities.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Submission Deadline for Optional Letters of Intent: April 25, 2012, 5 p.m. EST

Full Applications Due: May 21, 2012, 5 p.m. EST

Last updated: 04/24/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.