The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) offers information about open and closed funding opportunities, requests for information, and links to related opportunities from other DOE offices and federal organizations.
The FCTO mission is to research, develop, and validate hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cell technologies. In carrying out this mission, FCTO selects research and development and other projects through open and competitive procurements and encourages collaborative partnerships among industry; universities; national laboratories; federal, state, and local governments; and non-government agencies.
Subscribe to receive news and funding opportunity updates by email.
Find more information about the application process.
Open Funding Opportunities
DE-FOA-0001874: FY18 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D FOA
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is for early stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported through this investment will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure.
High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) Solicitation
The HPC4Mtls Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE's national laboratories. Through support from the Office of Fossil Energy and EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office, selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials through the application of high performance computing, modeling, simulation, and data analysis. Concept papers are due April 19, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
H2@Scale CRADA Call
Through this request for proposals being issued by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), DOE's FCTO seeks to double the impact of its funding in the applied research portion of its portfolio to accelerate technology advancement in support of the Hydrogen at Scale (H2@ Scale) objectives. This request for proposals also seeks to increase industrial and stakeholder engagement in H2@ Scale through investment and active participation in the associated projects. DOE is seeking qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the H2@ Scale national laboratories consortium.
ORNL-R2RAMM-2017-02-02: ORNL Development Assistance Opportunity for Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Advanced Energy Materials Manufacturing
This is a call for cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) between national laboratories and industrial partners to address roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing challenges that will allow rapid transfer of manufacturing and processing technologies from the lab to the plant floor. These efforts will be supported with current and prior year funds.
Requests for Information
DE-FOA-0001948: Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure
DOE's FCTO is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of its Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, which seeks input on priority research and development areas for reducing regulatory barriers to deployment of hydrogen technologies, with a particular focus on hydrogen infrastructure. In addition to a focus on transportation and streamlining private sector rollout of hydrogen fueling stations, the Program seeks input relating to large-scale hydrogen deployments for applications such as energy storage, grid services, hydrogen transport, natural gas blending, or other end uses.
DE-FOA-0001899: Critical Water Issues Prize Competition RFI
DOE seeks to understand the key technical and other barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be best addressed through challenges and prize competitions. For the purposes of this Request for Information, challenges and prize competitions are tools and approaches the Federal government and others can use to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including the general public, in developing solutions to difficult problems.