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University Research Awards and Workforce Development for Hydropower

Funding: Up to $1.35 million

Open Date: 06/25/2013

Close Date: 08/08/2013

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000832


Since 2010, the Department of Energy has supported research fellowships for the hydropower industry. These fellowships have proven to be very impactful to the hydropower industry.

Topic Area 1: University Research Awards for Hydropower (1 award, up to $1 million)

The Department of Energy would like to solicit for a partner to administer 10 to 20 additional research fellowships for the hydropower industry. 

This topic area solicits applications for a program to administer awards for graduate-level
hydropower research at universities to further the development of sustainable hydropower in the U.S. These awards will broadly support research at multiple universities with an emphasis on leveraging partnerships and support from the hydropower industry and other organizations.

Topic Area 2:  Workforce Development for Hydropower (1 award, up to $350,000)

The Department of Energy would like to solicit for an organization to complete an analysis of the existing hydropower workforce, current and future workforce needs, available training/educational programs, and future training/educational needs of the U.S. hydropower industry.

You may apply to more than one Topic Area; however, you must submit a separate Application within EERE Exchange for each Topic Area.

NOTE: Letters of Intent are not required but are requested. Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement document for additional information on Letters of Intent. Letters of Intent should be submitted by email to by 4:59 PM Eastern Time on 07/16/2013. Final applications are due by 4:59 PM Eastern Time on 08/08/2013.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Last updated: 08/05/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.