Funding info: Seed Grants from the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project
The University of Michigan Regents resolved in 1948 that: “…the University of Michigan create a War Memorial Center to explore the ways and means by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become a beneficent influence in the life of man, to be known as the Phoenix Project of the University of Michigan.”
To this end, the Advisory Board of MMPP administers a seed-funding program for research groups developing proposals for external support. MMPP Seed Funding guidelines are:
· Topics must conform to the mission of MMPP; non-nuclear/ atomic related proposals will not be accepted or reviewed, (e.g., wind energy).
· Award size: maximum of $25 k per grant. It is expected that 3 grants (or $75k–equivalent) will be granted per year
· Period of performance: up to one year
· Eligibility: faculty, research faculty, emeritus faculty with student involvement; MMPP PI must verify eligibility to serve as PI for the proposed funding agency of major project
· Allowable support: student or postdoctoral salary, travel for research, research equipment and supplies
· Disallowed expenses: Tuition, faculty salary
· Deadlines: proposals due by January 30, 2015
· Funding decisions announced on or before April 1, 2015
· Proposal length is limited to 3 pages; 2-page CVs for each principal investigator (NSF, DoE, NIH or similar format; CV, budget and references not counted in 3-page limit)
· A progress report (2 pages or less) is required at conclusion of the project
· Proposals will be evaluated by the MMPP Advisory Board:
-Ronald Gilgenbach (Chair), Professor and Chair, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department, email@example.com
- Mark Barteau, Director of the Michigan Energy Institute and Professor, Chemical Engineering Department
-Fred Becchetti, Professor Emeritus, Physics Department
-Yuni Dewaraja, Research Associate Professor, Radiology Department
- Allan Stam, Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Policy Center in the Ford School of Public Policy.
-Greg Moses, Professor of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin
-Sara Pozzi, Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Dept.
--Gary Was, Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Dept.