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Science Foundations for Energy Earthshots

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Office of Science

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


The Energy Earthshots drive integrated program development and execution across the Department of Energy’s basic science and energy technology offices. They are part of an all-hands-on-deck approach to provide science and technology innovations that address the tough technological challenges required to achieve our climate and economic competitiveness goals. The Energy Earthshots will accelerate breakthroughs towards more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions. This FOA will support small teams to build the scientific foundations for the Energy Earthshot goals.

Six Energy Earthshots have been announced so far: Hydrogen Shot, Long Duration Storage Shot, Carbon Negative Shot, Enhanced Geothermal Shot, Floating Offshore Wind Shot, and Industrial Heat Shot. Applications for this funding opportunity should focus on fundamental science related to the Energy Earthshots. Priority will be given to applications that focus on crosscutting research relevant to multiple Energy Earthshots. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

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Funding Type:
Grant - no match
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Applicant Guidance

A Pre-Application is required. Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: April 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Pre-Applications must be submitted by an authorized institutional representative.

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