Funding info: Seed Grants from the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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,

- 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.


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