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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001364: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2016

Through research and development of solid-state lighting (SSL), including both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, the objectives of this opportunity are to:

Maximize the energy-efficiency of SSL products in the marketplace; Remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance; Reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires;Improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products; andEncourage the growth , leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within SSL industry.


The Topic Areas for Interest for this Announcement include topics for LED and OLED technologies:

Topic Area 1: LED Core Technology Research

Topic Area 2: OLED Core Technology Research

Topic Area 3: LED Product Development

Topic Area 4: OLED Product Development

Topic Area 5: LED Manufacturing Research and Development

Topic Area 6: OLED Manufacturing Research and Development

For additional information regarding SSL Research and Development, please see SSL Research and Development Plan:

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/ssl_rd-plan_may2015_0.pdf


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Documents

  • SSL 2016 FOA (Last Updated: 10/29/2015 12:51 PM ET)
  • SSL 2016 Informational Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 11/9/2015 01:45 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/9/2015 03:49 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook SF424A (Last Updated: 9/9/2015 03:57 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 9/9/2015 03:58 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/9/2015 03:58 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/9/2015 03:58 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2015 08:00 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/20/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/20/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/9/2016 5:00 PM ET – 3/14/2016 5:00 PM ET