ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

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  DE-FOA-0001197 ADVANCED RESEARCH IN DRY-COOLING (ARID) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/10/2014 05:00 PM ET 2/13/2015 05:00 PM ET


This program seeks to fund transformative new power plant cooling technologies that enable high thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency with zero net water dissipation to the atmosphere.  Of particular interest to this program are technologies that incorporate air cooling, sorption-based cooling, multimode (convection/radiant) cooling, large capacity cool storage, or any other innovative heat rejection technology that addresses the programmatic goals. Successful technologies emerging from this program will enable continued reliable and efficient domestic electric power production, independent of population growth and climatic variations and with minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Market penetration of these technologies will significantly reduce the risk of lost thermoelectric power production. This program aims to bridge the gap between fundamental scientific advances, such as those arising from the NSF Thermal Transport Processes Program, ONR Ship Systems and Engineering Research Program (Thermal Energy Management), and the NSF/EPRI Advanced Dry Cooling for Power Plants program, and technology that will have a transformative impact in dry-cooling of power plants.

A list of potential teaming partners can be found here: - ARID


  • ARID FOA - Full Application - MOD 04 - 02.02.2015 (Last Updated: 2/2/2015 06:30 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ARID FOA - Full Application - MOD 03 - 12.18.2014 (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 03:54 PM ET)
  • ARID FOA - Concept Paper - MOD 02 - 10.29.2014 (Last Updated: 10/29/2014 11:43 AM ET)
  • ARID FOA - Concept Papers - Mod 01 - 10.01.2014 (Last Updated: 10/1/2014 09:40 AM ET)
  • ARID FOA - Concept Papers - 09.26.2014 (Last Updated: 9/26/2014 10:21 AM ET)
  • Water Stress on U.S. Power Production at Decadal Time Horizons, Sept 2014 (Last Updated: 9/26/2014 10:22 AM 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

  • ARID - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 9/26/2014 10:23 AM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:10 PM ET)
  • ARID Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:14 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:10 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Guidance (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:12 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:15 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/18/2014 04:12 PM ET)

Contact Information

    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-Eā€™s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
    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: 11/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/13/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/31/2015 5:00 PM ET ā€“ 4/3/2015 5:00 PM ET