The Dept. of Energy will select projects to receive up to $25 million to advance research, development, and market adoption of solid-state lighting technology. The funding is directed toward two existing DOE SSL research and development program areas for Core Technology Research (up to $15 million) and Product Development (up to $10 million).
The catch:. Funding is subject to congressional appropriations.
DOE is soliciting SSL projects focusing on applied research for technology development, with particular emphasis on meeting efficiency, performance, and cost targets. Selected projects will fill technology gaps or provide enabling knowledge or data.
Product development projects focus on using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable materials, devices, or systems. Selected projects will develop targeted market applications with fully defined price, efficacy, or other parameters.
You can get more details at the Fed Connect site: click on "Search Public Opportunities," and search on Reference Number DE-FOA-0000329 and on Reference Number DE-FOA-0000330.
You can find info on the DoE's SSL program here: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/index.html