The University of Michigan – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Collaboration on Energy Research
As part of their newly signed collaborative agreement to jointly fund research proposals related to energy, the University of Michigan and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are cooperatively funding research related to energy security. Both universities have common and complementary expertise in energy-related science and technology; this program is intended to develop and foster joint research activities that increase personnel exchange and the pursuit of joint follow-on funding, as well as commercialization of joint research outcomes. Successful collaborative teams will seek resources made available from both the US and Israeli industry, governments, and foundations to form durable international collaborations of researchers specializing with the aim of improving the energy security of humanity, worldwide.
Research should focus on one of the following target areas:
-Photovoltaics and solar technology
-Liquid fuels and engine combustion
-Thermoelectricity, materials and devices
One-page concept papers are due May 8, after which some submitters will be invited to submit full-length proposals.
The full text, funding details, and criteria of the request for proposals are viewable here.
UM- SJTU Renewable Energy Collaboration
Special funding from the University of Michigan (UM) and from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will be used to support collaborative research projects that involve co-investigators from SJTU and from the UM. The Seed Phase, with a duration of five years, will identify topics for a joint research agenda in the field of energy technologies with the goal to provide a basis for joint proposals for external support. Therefore, the Seed Projects must have a strong potential for significant follow-on external funding as well as for technology transfer and commercialization. This represents the third call for proposals during this five year program.
Submission deadline: April 12, 2013
Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies
This program seeds new interdisciplinary research programs in sustainable energy science, technology, and policy with funding for a University of Michigan Sustainable Energy Research Fellow. Successful proposals will combine innovative research plans with concrete timelines for establishing independent funding.
For more information, download the information sheet.