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Coming Soon: EERE Marine Energy University Foundational R&D – $14.5M in Funding Anticipated

Opportunity Title:

Marine Energy University Foundational R&D


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the

Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO)

Opportunity Number:



The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) today published a notice of intent to issue a $14.5 million funding opportunity to support marine energy research at U.S. institutions of higher education, including minority-serving institutions. WPTO expects to release this funding opportunity in fall 2023 in partnership with DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO).  

The proposed opportunity is expected to fund projects through four topic areas focused on: 

  1. Generating publicly available (open-source) data and information on cost reductions and performance improvements of marine energy devices for use by the industry and other stakeholders.  

  2. Assessing and advancing potential synergies between floating offshore wind and/or marine energy and aquaculture development and exploring promising pathways to maximize benefits. (This topic area is a joint effort between WPTO and WETO.) 

  3. Supporting undergraduate senior design and/or research projects in marine energy.  

  4. An open topic area where applicants can propose activities that address the needs of the marine energy industry not covered by other topic areas.  

Award Details:

Total Amount Available: $14,500,000

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