Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant Program
Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland
General Assembly are working to position Maryland
as an industry
leader in renewable energies such as offshore wind.
Governor O’Malley and the legislature introduced and
Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013"
(http://governor.maryland.gov/wind.asp) to further those aims.
Offshore wind energy is viewed as a positive economic
development associated with supply chain and infrastructure
investment, and job creation for the State. The Governor worked
to ensure that the merger of Exelon and Constellation Energy
provided commensurate public benefits to Maryland.
Among the commitments resulting from that process, a
one-time research funding opportunity is made available to
Maryland’s public higher education institutions for research
related to the deployment of offshore wind energy in Maryland.
grant program, administered by the Maryland Higher Education
Commission and guided by the technical expertise of the
Maryland Energy Administration aims to harness the vision,
expertise and ambition of Maryland’s higher education
research community by supporting efforts to establish new or
enhance existing expertise and capacity in offshore wind
energy research, technology development, and deployment.
Applicants are encouraged to propose research projects to
further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Maryland. Refer
to the full FY 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP) document posted below for
On November 12th, an academic forum
briefing will be held from
9:00 am until 1:00 pm for
the recipients of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy
Research Challenge Grant (MOWER) .
The grant recipients will present their research topics and
discuss-- findings to date; synergies; ideas for project
extensions; and possible future funding sources. Businesses
and visiting academic representatives are encouraged to
attend, comment and network.
The MOWER Academic Forum takes place at the Pier 5 Hotel,
711 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21202. Attendees can
register for the Forum or the entire conference at the
website listed above. The cost for the MOWER Academic Forum
is just $40 and includes lunch.
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant II (MOWER
Request for Proposals
Maryland's public two- and four-year higher
education institutions are invited to submit a proposal for a
one-time research grant to support the deployment of the
offshore wind energy in the State. Awards will range
from $150,000 to $600,000 in support of two-year research
projects. Two or more awards are anticipated.
The following upcoming webinar will be conducted
to support proposal development.
Webinar - Technical
Date: March 14, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Please register for MOWER II Webinar at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the webinar.
Proposals are due April 14, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.
Submit proposals to:
Director, Outreach and Grants Management
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Refer to the RFP and associated documents
below for more information.
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant
|Interim Report # 1
|Interim Report # 1
|Final Narrative &
Reports Due Date
|August 20, 2013 -
August 20, 2015
|May 20, 2014
||January 20, 2015
||November 20, 2015
Energy Challenge Technical Assistance Meeting FEB 28 PowerPoint
Offshore Wind Energy Challenge
Technical Assistance Meeting Invitees
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation Presentation
Presentation by Mr. Dirk Scheelje, Ministry of Science and
Education of the German State of Schleswig-Holstein
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
Research Topics (PDF)
For more information contact Melinda Vann
email@example.com or Ross Tyler at