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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015

Amendment 0001:  Please see below under FOA Documents for Amendment 0001 to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.  The purpose of Amendment 0001 is to remove the requirement for a separate Workplan component of the Technical Volume.  The original issuance of theFOA required the Workplan to be submitted as a separate Word document.  Under this amendment, the Workplan shall be included in the Technical Volume and is subject to all Technical Volume requirements.  All changes under this amendment are contained in Section IV.D.  Changes are highlighted in yellow.   



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-Novel LED Luminaire Systems (MYPP Task B.6.4)

Topic Area 4:  OLED Product Development

Topic Area 5:  LED Manufacturing Research & Development

Topic Area 6:  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_mypp2014_web.pdf)

Solid-State Lighting Research and Development: Manufacturing Roadmap

(http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mfg_roadmap_aug2014.pdf) 

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Applicants that experience issuse with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:  In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).  The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:  In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).  The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence).  DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

 

Slide presentations for the two informational webinars are available below. Questions asked during the webinar will be answered within the FAQ section. 

Application files can now be uploaded under the Full Application section.
 
 

Documents

  • Amendment 0001 (Last Updated: 12/19/2014 12:14 PM ET)
  • Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015 FOA (Last Updated: 10/14/2014 02:37 PM ET)
  • AOI 3 CAD File: Office (Last Updated: 10/6/2014 08:41 AM ET)
  • AOI 3 CAD File: Classroom (Last Updated: 10/6/2014 08:42 AM ET)
  • Slides from Webinar 1 October 24, 2014 (Last Updated: 10/24/2014 02:49 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Slides from Webinar 2 - December 12, 2014 (Last Updated: 12/12/2014 02:19 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: 9/8/2014 03:02 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 03:02 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 03:03 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 03:03 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 03:03 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/14/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/15/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/4/2015 5:00 PM ET – 3/9/2015 5:00 PM ET