There are a number of institutional, local, national, and global funding sources to support faculty and other academic appointees in their environmental work. New sources are posted as they become available. If you learn about a source not shown here, or if you are looking for collaborators to partner on a proposal, let us know.


UChicago General Funding Portal

The University of Chicago offers a variety of internal funding opportunities across divisions, from collaborative research opportunities with National Labs, to diversity initiatives, support for workshops, graduate student support, and more. Explore and apply for funding on our internal funding portal.


DOE Advanced Manufacturing (AMO)

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) provides cost-shared funding to pursue innovative technology R&D and increase energy efficiency across the manufacturing sector. Solicitations may involve collaborative partnerships among manufacturers, universities, suppliers, national labs, and others. Funding is awarded through an open, competitive process. Project selections are based on merit-based criteria that emphasize potential energy, environmental, and economic benefits. A variety of funding opportunities are available to manufacturers from AMO and other organizations.

DOE Bioenergy Technologies (BETO)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops industrially relevant, transformative, and revolutionary bioenergy technologies to enable sustainable, domestically produced biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower that can improve our energy security, reliability and resilience while creating economic opportunities across the country.

DOE Building Technologies (BTO)

The Building Technologies Office leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions—better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives.

DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with its stakeholders to enable federal agencies to meet energy-related goals, identify affordable solutions, facilitate public-private partnerships, and provide energy leadership to the country by identifying and leveraging government best practices. Learn about FEMP.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) focuses on applied research, development, and innovation to advance hydrogen and fuel cells for transportation and diverse applications enabling energy security, resiliency, and a strong domestic economy in emerging technologies.

DOE Solar Energy Technologies (SETO)

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) funds early-stage research and development in three technology areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), and systems integration with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies on the grid.

DOE Vehicle Technologies

Last year, vehicles transported 11 billion tons of freight, more than $32 billion worth of goods each day, and moved people more than 3 trillion vehicle-miles. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office provides low cost, secure, and clean energy technologies to move people and goods across America.

DOE Water Power Technologies (WPTO)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office enables research, development, and testing of emerging technologies to advance marine energy as well as next generation hydropower and pumped storage systems for a flexible, reliable grid.

DOE Wind Energy Technologies (WETO)

The Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office invests in energy science research and development activities that enable the innovations needed to advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power.

NSF Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Active Funding Opportunities

Much of NSF’s support for environmental research is focused on understanding fundamental processes involved in physical, biological, and human system interactions. Examples include research in the areas of ecosystem dynamics, cell function, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, political or economic institutional processes, coastal ocean processes, population biology and physiological ecology, Earth system history; solar influences, and the study of the interactions responsible for the ozone hole. NSF also supports research activities across all scientific and engineering disciplines to address issues related to the preservation, management, and enhancement of the environment. Areas of interest include air and water quality, biodiversity, environmental technology, natural disaster reduction, water and watersheds research, and risk assessment.

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