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Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Jun 02, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 29, 2009
In order to meet programmatic requirements.
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 29, 2009
In order to meet programmatic requirements.
Sep 29, 2009
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Renewable Energy Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligibility is restricted to consortia led by an
institution of higher
learning. The consortia must include at least one four-year institution of
higher learning that has at least one engineering program that is
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Golden Field Office
This is a restricted eligibility. Eligibility is
restricted to consortia led
by an institution of higher learning. The consortia must include at least
four-year institution of higher learning that has at least one engineering
program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted in FedConnect,
found by going to
Click on the ¿Advanced Options¿ link, and in ¿Issuing Office¿ field, enter
¿Golden Field Office¿, then click on ¿Search¿. Once the screen comes up,
locate the appropriate Announcement. In order to be considered for award,
MUST follow the instructions contained in the Announcement.
This action will fund consortia between institutions of higher learning and
industry that will perform focused research on critical wind energy
challenges. These funds will be provided under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 to preserve and create jobs, promote economic
recovery, and provide investments needed to increase wind energy R D. The
funding will be focused on two complementary areas, but not separate
Topic Area 1: Partnerships for Wind Research and Turbine Reliability:
Universities in regions of the country in a Power Class 3 at 50 meters or
greater wind region with consistent wind resources throughout the year are
encouraged to team with industry partners to establish facilities/equipment
a research agenda necessary to study major challenges facing today¿s wind
industry. Proposals must address one or more challenges described in the
Percent Wind Energy by 2030¿ report and shall include descriptions of how
wind hardware and software will be acquired. DOE highly encourages
¿turbine reliability¿ as a topic in any consortia proposal.
Topic Area 2: Wind Energy Research Development: University R D to
material design, performance measurements, analytical models, and
partnerships with industry to improve power systems operations, maintenance
repair operations, wind turbine and/or component manufacturing, and
interdisciplinary system integration. Fellowships, internships, etc. may
used to support the research agenda. Universities are encouraged to
with the wind industry in defining their R D agenda, developing their
curriculum, and intern partnerships.
Use the Quick Start Guide to assist you with FedConnect:
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https://www.fedconnect.net/ TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. NOTE:
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continue to use their systems, and their applications will be accepted in
Grants.gov to be considered for award.
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continuing with your FedConnect registration.
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company to register, FedConnect will need to create a company account. Only
person who knows your company¿s CCR MPIN can do this. To find out who this
in your company, go to http://www.ccr.gov/ and click Search CCR. Once
found your company, locate the Electronic Business Point of Contact.
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worry. Complete the registration form and FedConnect will let you know.
Applicants who are not registered with CCR and FedConnect, should allow at
least 21 days
to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be
possible. For those Applicants already registered in CCR, the CCR
must be updated annually at http://www.ccr.gov/Renew.aspx.
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the FedConnect portal. You must register with FedConnect to respond as an
interested party to submit questions, and to view responses to questions.
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