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DE-FOA-0001613: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2017

Through engagement with the lighting community, the DOE SSL Program mission is to further scientific understanding on optimizing light spectrum and intensity for numerous application/tasks using semiconductor technologies to save energy while also enhancing human perception, well-being, and commerce. The specific goal of the SSL Program is: By 2025, develop advanced SSL technologies that - compared to conventional lighting technologies - are much more energy efficient, longer lasting, and cost competitive, by targeting a product system efficiency of 50 percent with appropriate application spectrum.

The objectives of this funding 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: OLED Product Development

Topic Area 5: LED Manufacturing Research and Development

Topic Area 6: OLED Manufacturing Research and Development

An informational webinar took place on October 25, 2016. The slide presentation from that webinar can be located under the Documents portion of this announcement.

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Documents

  • Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - FY17 (Last Updated: 9/30/2016 11:39 AM ET)
  • Sample Reporting Requirements Checklist (Last Updated: 10/4/2016 11:02 AM ET)
  • SSL 2017 Informational Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 10/28/2016 08:05 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.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:17 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:18 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:18 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:18 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:19 PM ET)
  • SSL SOPO Template (Last Updated: 9/27/2016 12:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/14/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/10/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/1/2017 5:00 PM ET – 3/6/2017 5:00 PM ET