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Please review Modification 0002 to the FOA, under "FOA Documents" below.

The objective of the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development (R&D) University Consortium FOA is to leverage the field R&D expertise and intellectual capital of domestic universities to advance MHK technology in the U.S. in the following strategic opportunity areas:

· Device and/or array operation and maintenance (O&M) logistics development

· High-fidelity resource characterization and/or modeling technique development and validation

· Distributed application device development and techno-economic studies

· Array-specific component technology development (e.g. moorings and foundations, transmission, and other offshore grid components)

· Array performance testing and evaluation

· Novel cost-effective environmental monitoring techniques and instrumentation testing and evaluation

This FOA intends to fund a consortium of two or more domestic universities.  The Prime Applicant must be either a domestic university or a consortium where one (1) domestic university is designated as the Lead.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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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_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/4/2014 12:24 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/4/2014 12:32 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/4/2014 12:32 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/26/2014 3:30 PM ET – 7/1/2014 5:00 PM ET