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Primary Programs

The foundation provides support for R&D, technology incubation, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs at NREL.

Research and Development Projects

Supports the expansion of the laboratory's scientific capabilities, to advance energy research, development, and innovations that enhance U.S. competitiveness.

Technology Incubation

Supports technology incubation by scaling and streamlining existing, proven approaches. This work helps bridge the laboratory and the market.

STEM Education

Supports STEM education by sponsoring the workforce development model, "STEM Fellows." The future STEM workforce is essential to the continued development of the advanced energy mission at the laboratory and the country.