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TEAMER Request for Technical Support (RFTS) 12 ~$1M in Funding Available – Due 03/01/24

Opportunity Title:

Testing & Expertise for Marine Energy (TEAMER) Requests for Technical Support (RFTS)


Funder/Agency:

TEAMER is a collaborative effort between the DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), POET, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), and the National Marine Renewable Energy Centers (SNMREC, PMEC, and HINMREC).


Description:

Sponsored by the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and directed by the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, TEAMER offers marine energy stakeholders and developers access to the nation’s best facilities and expertise to support marine renewable energy testing and development projects.


TEAMER Requests for Technical Support are a collaboration between the technology developer or researcher, and the facility chosen to help meet the recipient's technical objectives. Prior to applying for support, recipients are required to have discussed their technical objectives with the facility to ensure the facility has the capability to assist and provide the necessary support. Only approved test facilities are eligible to provide technical support.


The TEAMER program has three over-arching goals:

  1. Access to testing infrastructure: provide device developers with access to a wide range of pre-certified facilities at minimal cost and allow for a much faster and more streamlined integration of physical testing and validation into the design process.

  2. Access to world-class expertise: pair technology developers with the nation’s leading marine energy experts, providing desktop assistance and access to modeling tools and support.

  3. Consistent testing protocols: implement consistent testing protocols for use in the facility network and create a repository of marine energy performance data that will serve the industry as a whole.


Eligibility:

TEAMER will be open to a wide array of applicants engaged in MRE research and development, and the program aims to support a diverse set of awards. Potential applicants may be part of industry (both large and small companies), academia, not-for-profit organizations, government or other types of organizations, both domestic and international. Employees of the U.S. Department of Energy are prohibited from applying to RFTS calls, but may be included in awards as network facilities. Research groups, including at National Laboratories are prohibited from applying for support at a facility within their own institution, though conditional exemptions may be given to facilities that have provided TEAMER support to TSRs outside of their institution previously.



Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

~$1,000,000 per round


Maximum Award:

$250,000


Minimum Award:

$25,000


Deadline:

RFTS 12 Applications due by March 1, 2024

Access Period: August 2024 – February 2025

RFTS 13 Applications due by June 28, 2024

Access Period: December 2024 – June 2025




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