Funding Opportunities

IES Opportunities


Innovative Projects in Energy Grants

Submission Deadline has passed. Proposals are in review.

The Institute for Energy Solutions (IES), within the Arizona Institute for Resilience (AIR) and the Office for Research, Innovation and Impact (RII), is offering Innovative Projects in Energy Grants to increase UArizona’s competitiveness in the federal funding landscape. The clean energy transition and decarbonization is considered a major priority, which targets the Biden administration’s goals to advance renewable, clean energy solutions by 2050. Proposed projects will help achieve federal goals of lowering costs and expanding renewable energy solutions to new markets, and will be supported by funds from the Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions (WEES) Initiative.

This internal initiative seeks to fund up to 5 multidisciplinary teams at the $40,000-$75,000 level for 6 months (January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024), contingent on performance and meeting proposed milestones. These short-term, accelerated projects are for teams with a clear vision of upcoming funding opportunities and programmatic advances. Successful projects will be eligible to apply for an anticipated second round of funding planned to run July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025, assuming clear delineation of projects and advanced vision.

Visit Arizona Cultivate for details on how to apply for funding.


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