2021 Annual Merit Review

The 2021 Annual Merit Review will be held as a hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendance on June 21-25, 2021. 

All attendees, reviewers, and project PIs should plan to register and attend virtually. In-person attendance will be highly restricted to follow all COVID-19 protocols. In-person attendance will be by invitation only and determined in Spring 2021. Those who are invited to attend in-person will receive additional communications.

Please see the Registration Page for more details.

Meeting Information

Merit Review Presentations

View Annual Merit Review presentations from 2009 - 2020 in the Merit Review Presentation Database.

Merit Review Reports

View Annual Merit Reviews reports from 2008 - 2020 and other subprogram reports on the Annual Progress Reports page.

About the Annual Merit Review

During the VTO AMR, advanced vehicle technologies projects funded by VTO are presented and reviewed for their merit. Reviewers come from a variety of backgrounds, including current and former members of the vehicles industry, academia, National Laboratories, and government. Each reviewer evaluates a set of projects based on how much they contribute to or advance the Energy Department’s missions and goals. The reviewer considers the project’s breadth, depth, appropriateness, accomplishments, and potential. The final reviews are described in the Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Results Reports.