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LightMAT Announces 2023 Annual Funding Opportunity

May 15, 2023

The Lightweight Materials Consortium (LightMAT) seeks proposals from industry to partner with national laboratories on lightweight material innovations

LightMAT is announcing the annual funding opportunity for 2023 for the automotive industry to leverage technical assistance from Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. LightMAT seeks proposals to identify key technical challenges limiting the use of lightweight materials that can further improve the energy efficiency of conventional and electric vehicles. The due date for proposals is June 12, 2023.

This call focuses on lightweighting of the vehicle glider. Applicants will partner with one or multiple DOE national laboratories within the LightMAT consortium to address research needs for overcoming the identified challenges. All US domestic businesses serving the automotive market are eligible to apply. Selected projects will receive up to $500,000 of LightMAT technical assistance over a maximum duration of two years. LightMAT anticipates selecting four new projects as part of this funding opportunity. Application materials are available on the LightMAT Funding Opportunities web page.

LightMAT 2023 Direct Funding Announcement - apply by June 12, 2023

LightMAT is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in partnership with other national laboratories and is funded by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.