The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in sustainability and energy. From August 5th-16th, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy topics. Admission in to the program is highly competitive and 60 to 80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. More information can be found here.
NextEnergy MATch: Michigan Acclerating Technologies Energy Grant
There are multiple sources of federal funding for advanced energy research, development, and demonstration programs. However applicants often have difficulty finding required matching funds, lack support in developing applications, and need commercialization services after the funding is secured. To help address those needs, NextEnergy launched the MichiganAccelerating Technologies Energy Grant (MATch) on December 1, 2012.
EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients* the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.
DOE summer internship program for minority and female students pursuing degrees in STEM majors
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.
Michigan Energy Office seeks proposals for energy cost reduction projects
The Michigan Energy Office announces the following funding opportunities for the State Energy Program Fiscal Year 2013 to solicit project applications. Over $500k in total is available for these projects, which will assist Michigan businesses and local governments reduce their energy consumption, air emissions, and deploy innovative clean energy technologies that can be widely adopted. Submission dates vary.
Bosch Energy Research Network (BERN) Research Grants
In conjunction with their anniversary, the Bosch Group has launched a new initiative. Expanding the company’s higher education funding, the Bosch InterCampus Program aims to achieve lasting improvements in research conditions for undergraduates and scientists in the university sphere, thereby accelerating progress in the highly promising fields of the environment, energy, and mobility. As a part of the InterCampus Program, Bosch has launched the Bosch Energy Research Network in North America, an eight-year, 7.2 million euro (approximately $10 million) project aimed at promoting energy research and education. This program also focuses on building relationships with top faculty researching energy topics, and attracting the best engineering talent. In North America, the project will fund 20 new university research grants in transformative energy technology and approximately 200 internships in the general area of energy topics.
BERN grants are open to faculty from a select group of universities, including UM. Some of our faculty are currently recipients of BERN awards for work on electrical machines and energy storage.
First round white papers are due on November 12th
National Science Foundation Energy for Sustainability
This program supports fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Current interest areas include: Biomass conversion, biofuels & bioenergy; Photovoltaic solar energy; Wind energy; Advanced batteries for transportation. The full proposal window is open from January 15, 2013 – February 19, 2013
Wells Fargo Environmental Grants
Wells Fargo has set a goal of giving $100 million in grants by 2020 and increase volunteerism to support the environmental work of nonprofits and provide the opportunity for Wells Fargo team members to improve their communities. To that end, they offer two environmental grant programs: one addresses local environmental priorities facing our communities, and; the other is focused on clean technology research and innovation while supporting entrepreneurs. The underlying themes of our programs will include participation from our vast network of volunteers as well as deliver long term environmental benefits.
2013 Solar Decathlon and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Showcase Event
The Department of Energy (DoE) seeks to partner with one recipient who will host the 2013 Solar Decathlon to promote the mission and goals of DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Through this event, the recipient will promote the outreach, education and economic benefits of energy security, renewable energy and energy efficiency by demonstrating EERE Technology that can effectively be deployed in the community. By showcasing these technologies, this event should help launch additional workforce development and renewable energy activities in the local area that hosts the Decathlon. In addition to the benefits of increased public awareness, this event should stimulate the local economy by bringing in tourism dollars from those attending the event. This Funding Opportunity seeks to select a recipient that will form a partnership that includes a city, state or local government that will work together to host the 2013 Solar Decathlon.