OPEN 2015

The summary for the OPEN 2015 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
OPEN 2015: Agency Overview:

The Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E), an organization within the Department of Energy (DOE), is chartered by Congress in the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-69), as amended by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-358) to:

?(A) to enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies that result in?
(i) reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources;
(ii) reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; and
(iii) improvement in the energy efficiency of all economic sectors; and

(B) to ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.?

ARPA-E funds research on and the development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. The agency focuses on technologies that can be meaningfully advanced with a modest investment over a defined period of time in order to catalyze the translation from scientific discovery to early-stage technology. For the latest news and information about ARPA-E, its programs and the research projects currently supported, see:

Program Overview:

This FOA marks the third OPEN solicitation in the history of ARPA-E. The previous two OPEN solicitations were conducted at the inception of the agency in 2009 and again in 2012. An OPEN solicitation provides a vitally important mechanism for the support of innovative energy R&D that complements the other primary mechanism, which is through the solicitation of research projects in focused technology programs.

ARPA-E?s focused programs target specific areas of technology that the agency has identified, through extensive interaction with the appropriate external stakeholders, as having significant potential impact on one or more of the Mission Areas described in Section I.A of the FOA. Awards made in response to the solicitation for focused programs support the aggressive technical targets established in that solicitation. Taken in total, ARPA-E?s focused technology programs cover a significant portion of the spectrum of energy technologies and applications.
ARPA-E?s OPEN FOAs ensure that the agency does not miss opportunities to support innovative energy R&D that falls outside of the topics of the focused technology programs or that develop after focused solicitations have closed. OPEN FOAs provide the agency with a remarkable sampling of new and emerging opportunities across the complete spectrum of energy applications and allow the agency to ?take the pulse? of the energy R&D community. OPEN FOAs have been and will continue to be the perfect complement to the agency?s focused technology programs ? a unique combination of approaches for supporting the most innovative and current energy technology R&D.

To obtain a copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) please go to the ARPA-E website at ARPA-E will not review or consider concept papers submitted through other means. For detailed guidance on using ARPA-E eXCHANGE, please refer to the ARPA-E eXCHANGE User Guide (
Federal Grant Title: OPEN 2015
Federal Agency Name: Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001261
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 81.135
CFDA Descriptions: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
Current Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015 The submission deadline for Notices
Original Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015 The submission deadline for Notices
Posted Date: Jan 7, 2015
Creation Date: Jan 7, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2015
Total Program Funding: $125,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Please see Section III.A of DE-FOA-0001261 for more information on eligibility.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
Renee E. Sperling, 202-287-6341

Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy 202-287-1878
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