**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Office of Electricity (OE), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will invest in R&D to support continued innovation and cost reduction for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage-source converter (VSC) transmission systems. This investment is intended to enable future grid upgrades required to integrate increasing renewable energy generation on to the grid, both onshore and offshore. Topic Area 1 is: Innovative Designs for HVDC VSC Technology.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Award Ceiling: $3,300,000
Award Floor: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4

Application Deadline: November 14, 2023 (Concept paper); February 5, 2024 (Proposal)

*This is a limited opportunity.