Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding (PON 3249)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Organizations Working Professional

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: New York

Location of residency: United States

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Note: Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until November 30, 2018 or until all funding is committed, whichever comes first.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

NYSERDA works with stakeholders throughout New York including residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, university researchers, utility representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. 

Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding (PON 3249)

ACE is an ongoing funding opportunity that supports inspired, innovative, and disruptive thinking about technologies and business models that will transform New York State’s energy landscape. The aim of ACE is to provide NYSERDA with useful information to develop focused technology or proof-of-concept research not currently supported by or eligible for NYSERDA funding.

ACE will also consider requests connected to a competitive federal opportunity, such as those from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-e).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Anyone can submit a Concept Paper. Only selected applicants can submit a full proposal.
  • It must support Clean Energy Fund goals: