Colorado State University

Seed Grants

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:

2015/2016 CSU Energy Institute Research Funding Opportunities

EI Grant Details:

For more information, or to discuss a proposal prior to submission, please contact Dr. Meghan Suter.

Energy Institute Member Organizations

Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center