U.S. DOE EERE - DE-FOA-0002893 - Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement


Event details

Date 11.08.2023
Category Call for proposal

This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“1 to the benefit of all Americans. It is seeking innovative solutions for on-road and off-road vehicles to develop and accelerate the charging infrastructure and drastically reduced GHG emissions in support of Administration goals.
Topic Area of Interest:
Batteries and Electrification
1a - High-Capacity, Long Cycle Life Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries
1b - Mechanistic Modeling of Li-S Batteries
2 - Improved 12-volt Lead Acid Batteries for Safety-critical Electric Vehicle Applications
3 - Advanced Integrated On-board Charging System
4 - Advanced Wireless Charging Concepts for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Combustion and Advanced Fuels
5 - Development and Demonstration of Dimethyl Ether Engine for Off-Road Applications
6 - Hydrogen Combustion Engines
Lightweight Materials
7 - Circularity and Sustainability of Polymer Composites for Vehicle Lightweighting and Decarbonisation
8 - Domestic Magnesium Production Research
9 - Novel Lightweight Materials
Energy Efficient Mobility Systems
10 - Mobility System Approaches Supporting Public Transportation
Technology Integration
11 -Reducing Soft Costs of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to Enable Widespread Deployment
12 - Consumer Education Campaign for Electric Vehicles and Charging
13 - Demonstration and Deployment (Open topic)
14 - Clean Cities Coalition Network Outreach, Education and Training

Amount: EERE expects to make a total of approximately $99.5M of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 37 to 63 awards.
Duration: Between 24 and 36 months, depending on the topic area
Deadline:            Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:,
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 11.8.2023
Eligibility / Restrictions: EPFL researchers are eligible to participate as subawardee. A foreign work waiver may be requested. For more information, please contact the Research Office.
How to Apply:

Other relevant information:
  • The importance of EPFL participation within the project should be carefully described
  • A cost share may be requested, depending on the topic area
  • You can access to a teaming list and describe your expertise.
Further Info:

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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