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UND RFP – Energy Initiative Seed Funding For Non Engineering or Geology Disciplines

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The School of Engineering and Mines is soliciting seed funding proposals to support the vision and mission of the Institute for Energy Studies (IES). The Institute, which was approved by the State Board of Higher Education on July 29, 2010, is investing in the development of multidisciplinary initiatives to address key energy related challenges facing society. IES is pursuing an integrated approach to solving energy challenges that involves science and technology; society, health and human behavior; economics and business; and policy and regulations.

We are soliciting seed funding proposals from UND faculty members outside the School of Engineering and Mines that address important energy challenges in education, research, and outreach. A total of $10,000 has been set aside for funding and we anticipate making five awards for $2,000 each.

Proposal Components:

1. Title of proposal

2. Key project participants – name and University affiliation

3. Answers to the following questions:

a. What is the specific energy-related challenge or need for research, outreach or education?

b. What is your approach to identifying funding resources that have the potential to fund the proposed initiative?

c. What facilities are currently available to support your proposed initiative?

d. What is the potential for growth of the initiative at UND?

4. Budget summary

5. Short half page resume of key participants

Due Date: November 30, 2011 at 5pm
Send to: Shanna Corbett at shanna.corbett@engr.und.edu
Questions: Steve Benson, 701-777-5177

Institute for Energy Studies Background:

Vision – The Institute for Energy Studies pursues new frontiers in energy education, research and outreach that enables the development of the next generation of integrated energy technologies that are economically competitive, reliable, sustainable, and politically and environmentally acceptable.

Mission – Educate energy experts who are cognizant of the issues facing the energy industry by engaging students in education focused on the technical, social, political, environmental, and economic needs of the world-wide community.

Develop a multi-disciplinary balanced portfolio of energy initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of efficient, clean, affordable, and reliable energy production technologies.

Provide outreach programs to enhance the energy literacy of a range of important stakeholders, including the general public, civic leaders, industry leaders and public officials.


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November 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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