Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001199: Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET)

The Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) program seeks solutions that minimize energy consumption in America’s surface transportation network through the use of network control mechanisms that operate through personalized signals directed at individual travelers.

In 2013, the United States used more than 25% of its energy supply for the purpose of moving people and goods from one place to another, i.e., in the transportation sector. Even modest improvements that reduce transportation energy consumption can reduce energy imports and greenhouse gas emissions, two of ARPA-E’s primary goals. To date, technologies directed at transportation have focused primarily on the diversification of energy supplies (e.g., the production of alternative liquid fuels and electrification) or on improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency (e.g., combustion efficiency, weight reduction, and aerodynamic design). The TRANSNET program takes an alternative, complementary approach through the development of technologies that target both the factors that drive energy consumption and the overall energy efficiency of personal transportation, without changing the mechanical efficiency of each mode (car, bus, train, etc.) within the network.

A list of potential teaming partners can be found here: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/TeamingPartners - TRANSNET

Documents

  • TRANSNET FOA - Full Application - MOD 03 - 03.24.2015 (Last Updated: 3/24/2015 03:45 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • TRANSNET FOA - Full Application - MOD 02 - 03.03.2015 (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:46 PM ET)
  • TRANSNET FOA - Concept Paper - MOD 01 - 12.01.2014 (Last Updated: 12/1/2014 01:50 PM ET)
  • TRANSNET FOA - Concept Paper - 11.10.2014 (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 04:30 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.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • TRANSNET Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 02:12 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:19 PM ET)
  • TRANSNET Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:32 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 03:59 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Guidance (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:19 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:22 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:23 PM ET)
  • TRANSNET Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:21 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:31 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 3/3/2015 04:31 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/22/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/22/2015 5:00 PM ET – 5/29/2015 5:00 PM ET