OPEN: Opportunity Grant Program

One objective of the Iowa Energy Center is to help Iowa organizations be more successful in attracting external funding that supports projects related to energy research, development, demonstration, deployment, education, and workforce development. With that objective in mind, the Energy Center is seeking proposals for near-term projects that will enable researchers to be more competitive in response to federal, nonprofit, or private-sector solicitations.

An Iowa Energy Center award would fund activities such as developing prototype software or devices; collecting early data; demonstrating an experimental technique; testing a process; performing a study, analysis, or survey; and doing an extensive literature survey to demonstrate to the sponsor a comprehensive knowledge pilot, of the state of the art.

Subject to the availability of funding, the Energy Center will set aside $700,000 to award approximately 11 opportunity grants between September 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Typical awards will be from $10,000 to $100,000; no award shall exceed $200,000. No matching funds are required.

For those interested in applying for a grant, please click here to fill out an online application.

For questions or additional information, please email Patty Prouty or call our Ames office at 515-294-8819.

*Starting September 1, 2015, all proposals must be submitted through the Iowa Energy Center’s Online Grant Management System