**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 US Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy, jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority and the BIRD Foundation invite you to apply for grant funding through 'BIRD Energy'. This program develops innovation through US-Israel cooperation on a range of clean energy technologies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, and energy-water technologies.

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  • R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company an a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
  • Innovation in all areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, such as solar and wind power, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels, smart grid, storage, water-energy nexus, advanced manufacturing, AI for energy management, etc.
  • Innovation that scales up carbon-free technologies and reduces carbon emissions.
  • Innovation in natural gas and other associated technologies that reduces its climate impact.
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialisation.

The maximum conditional grant is $1.5M per project, and no more than 50% of the joint R&D budget.

Application Deadline: Executive Summary due July 8, 2024; Full Proposals due September 9, 2024