Industry Partnership Grants
The Energy Institute (EI) at Colorado State University is pleased to announce funding opportunities to advance partnerships between CSU and industry, related to energy. This request for proposals is intended to catalyze new collaborative research projects with industry. The goal of the Industry Partnership Program is to seed collaborative efforts with industry that will lead to further engagement.
Funds are intended to support both new and continued industry collaboration. All proposals must address why the EI funds are necessary to achieve the project objectives, how the proposed efforts will lead to future industrial engagement, and how this work will contribute to the EI’s strategic objectives. Deliverables upon completion of the proposed work must be clearly stated in all proposal submissions.
EI Grant Details:
- Funding is intended to support industry collaborative research projects that will lead to further industry engagement, as well as to publications, additional funding, and/or intellectual property.
- Project Duration: 1 year
- Project Funding: Up to $40,000 of EI funds per project. A minimum 1:1 cost share by the industry partner is required. In-kind contributions are allowable, with the following restrictions: in kind contribution up to 75% of the total cost share amount is allowed for industry partners that meet the SBIR definition of a small business (see http://www.sbir.gov/faq/eligibility for details); in-kind contribution up to 25% of the total cost share amount is allowable for all other industry partners.
- Grant proposals must be submitted by midnight (MST), April 30, 2015, and must follow the instructions provided in the RFP attached here.
For more information, or to discuss a proposal prior to submission, please contact Dr. Meghan Suter.