On May 1, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, announced the availability of up to $68.5 million in funding for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. One topic eligible for up to $3.5 million and of specific interest to the fluid power industry is Area of Interest 4a: Energy Efficient Commercial Off-Road Vehicles. Concept papers in this area should outline projects that improve energy efficiency of the engines and fuels for commercial off-road vehicles in construction, agriculture, and mining.
The concept paper deadline is May 29, 2018. Researchers who submit a concept paper will receive status notifications around June 15, 2018, and the full application submission deadline is July 13, 2018. Selections and award negotiations will be made in September 2018.
Learn more about the funding opportunity and get the application requirements here.