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DE-FOA-0000973: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technologies Research & Development - 2014

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; and

Encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within the SSL industry. 

 

The Topic Areas of 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:  LED Product Development – Novel LED Luminaire Systems

Topic Area 5:  OLED Product Development

Topic Area 6:  LED Manufacturing Research & Development

Topic Area 7:  OLED Manufacturing Research & Development

 

For additional information regarding Solid-State Lighting Research and Development, please see the program roadmap documents:

Solid-State Lighting Research and Development: Multi-Year Program Plan  (http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mypp2013_web.pdf)

Solid-State Lighting Research and Development: Manufacturing Roadmap

(http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_manuf-roadmap_sept2013.pdf)

 

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Questions and answers regarding this FOA are posted in Exchange.  A link to these Q&As is provided under "Frequently Asked Questions" for this FOA and is as follows: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FAQ.aspx?FoaId=18e3fe40-9465-4d9f-a77a-63c535aabed0.

 

 

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000973 Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2014 (Last Updated: 11/29/2013 02:32 PM ET)
  • CAD File for Classroom - referenced in Appendix D for AOI 4 applicants only. (Last Updated: 11/21/2013 02:19 PM ET)
  • CAD File for Hospital - referenced in Appendix D for AOI 4 applicants only. (Last Updated: 11/21/2013 02:39 PM ET)
  • Webinar 1 - SSL R&D FOA FY 2014 (Last Updated: 12/13/2013 02:52 PM ET)
  • Webinar 2 - SSL R&D FOA FY 2014 (Last Updated: 2/6/2014 08:32 AM 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

  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 11/29/2013 04:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/29/2013 03:57 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/2/2013 02:15 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/29/2013 04:03 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/29/2013 04:04 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.
  • SSL-FOA0000973@netl.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/8/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/24/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/28/2014 11:00 AM ET – 4/2/2014 5:00 PM ET