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  DE-FOA-0001002 INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/28/2015 05:00 PM ET TBD


***The Concept Paper deadline for DE-FOA-0001002 was on 9/28/2015. All Concept Papers submitted to this FOA prior to the deadline and all Full Applications submitted under this FOA will be reviewed, however ARPA-E expects a prolonged review period due to the large volume of applications received. If you wish to submit a new IDEAS Concept Paper to ARPA-E, you must submit through DE-FOA-0001428.***

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000. Awards will be issued through Grants.
The broad objective of this FOA is to identify disruptive concepts in energy-related technologies that challenge the status quo and represent a leap beyond today’s technology. An innovative concept alone is not enough; the idea must also have the potential to be impactful—meaning that, if successful, it represents a fundamentally new paradigm in energy technology with the potential to make a significant impact on ARPA-E’s Mission Areas (see Section I.A). Concepts of particular interest have the potential to achieve percentage-level reductions in U.S. energy consumption, energy-related imports, or greenhouse gas emissions.


  • IDEAS FOA - Concept Papers - Mod 003 - 09.08.2014 (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 11:37 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • IDEAS FOA - Concept Papers - MOD 002 - 08.28.2014 (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 04:29 PM ET)
  • 20131204_IDEAS_FOA_-_Concept_Papers_Mod_001 (Last Updated: 12/5/2013 01:47 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Concept Paper

  • Concept_Paper_Template (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 03:45 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/28/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD