The Energy Institute administers a university wide seed grant program to address important topics in the energy space, and to foster multidisciplinary collaboration. Research teams compete for funds to initiate new, innovative projects. Energy Institute funding will be prioritized for projects that address one of the following important energy areas: Access to Energy, Energy Devices and Systems, Energy and Water, Energy Policy and Human Behavior, and Environmental Impacts. Proposals that address other emerging and important energy topics outside of these five areas are also encouraged.
In 2014, The Energy Institute awarded $110,000 in funding to eight research teams, from eight different departments across five colleges. Details on the 2014 Energy Institute funded projects and research teams can be found here.
The Energy Institute (EI) at Colorado State University is pleased to announce research funding opportunities to enhance CSU research activities related to energy for 2015/2016:
EI Grant Details:
- Funding is intended to support new, early stage research projects that will lead to publications, proposals, additional funding, and/or intellectual property.
- Project Duration: 1 year
- Project Funding: Up to $15,000 for a single investigator; up to $25,000 for an interdisciplinary multi-‐‑investigator team.
- Submission of proposals is restricted to employees of Colorado State University. The EI allows external collaborators; however, subcontracts are not permitted for these grants. The majority of funds should be expended by CSU researchers.
- Grant proposals must be submitted by midnight (MST), March 18, 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.