Phase I presentations are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23
By: Christi Fish
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (Institute) announced today the launch of its Energy Research Grant program, a new seed grant program to fund multidisciplinary energy research. Up to $100,000 in grants will be awarded through the program, which challenges faculty to develop novel approaches to technology insertion, policy formation and community interactions for the purpose of reducing energy costs, improving systems reliability and assuring responsible environmental stewardship.
Learn more about the new seed grant program on the VPR website athttp://research.utsa.edu/funding/.
The application process will proceed in two phases. Phase I will require a presentation no more than 10 minutes in length and must include background relating to the problem addressed, research / practical challenges, research approach, anticipated outcome and budget.
Research teams that pass Phase I will then be required to submit a full proposal in Phase II of the application process. The full proposals, due by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 25, must include:
- A completed application
- A detailed budget for the UTSA private investigator and budget justification
- A separate budget and statement of work for each outside collaborator
- A five page maximum narrative, excluding citations
- CVs for lead and co-PIs
Proposals will be evaluated according to their potential and significance, alignment with the Institute’s priorities, innovation, approach, clarity for non-specialized audiences, collaboration environment and potential for outside funding.
Final funding decisions will be announced in August 2011.