Seed funding

Call for Proposals

Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)

 Submit the funding request proposal as an email attachment to raydl@mst.edu by April 30, 2018.

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 Due Date: April 30, 2018

 Total Funding Amount: up to $50,000 

 Background: 

The Center for Research in Energy and Environment seeks to enhance research activities and elevate the level of scholarly work in the Energy/Environment nexus by providing funding opportunities for CREE members and other Missouri S&T faculty to initiate or expand their research activities in this area, with an aim to increase the competitiveness of future research proposals. The call for proposals also has an objective to broaden collaborative research efforts among CREE members and to draw further interest from the university community to the CREE area.

Category 1: Seed Project Funding

Funding will support four seed projects conducted by tenure and/or tenure-track faculty members. Each selected project will receive funding for support of one PhD student at 25% FTE for 12 months with the understanding that the PI(s) will provide a matching 12.5% FTE support. Solicited proposals will be campus-wide, but proposals having a CREE member, as the PI will be have priority. The proposal will need to:

  • Pinpoint the novelty and significance of the proposed research;
  • Describe the research approach, tasks, and expected results
  • Identify external sources of future funding;
  • Describe how the project results will help secure future funding from external sources.

The project deliverable will be a report co-authored by the student and PI describing the progress and outcomes of the proposed research.

Proposal Review:An ad hoc committee selected from the list of CREE senior investigators who are not participating in the competition will conduct the review. The review criteria will include:

(1) Novelty, significance and relevance of the proposed research, (2) soundness of the proposed research approach and tasks, and (3) project impact in terms of likelihood of obtaining future external funding due to the provided support.

 

CREE Seed Funding

 Date submitted:

 Proposal title:

Project Start Date:

Project End Date:

Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PIs:

 

PI

Co-PI

Co-PI

Name

 

 

 

Department

 

 

 

% Shared Credit

 

 

 

 Project Description (maximum 4 pages, Times New Roman, font size 11 or larger, including figures and tables)

For request of Seed Project Funding, provide a project description including:

  • Objective of the research project
  • Novelty and significance
  • Research approach and tasks
  • Expected research results and how the results will help secure future funding from external sources
  • Likely external sources of future funding (including agencies and programs)
  • Future proposal submission plans based on the proposed project
  • Information about the PhD student who will work on the project, if identified
  • Source of funding for 12.5% FTE match
  • Result from prior support: provide information on related proposal effort, external funding, and publications if you received prior ERC/ERDC/CREE funding

 Attachments

  • Project description
  • References (1 page)
  • Budget and budget justification (1 page)
  • NSF-style biographical sketch (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI

  

Improving the Stability of Cathodes for Sodium Ion Battery

Project investigators:
Amitava Choudhury
Department of Chemistry

  

Cathode Particles Encapsulated with Ultra-thin Conductive Films for Long-life and Safe Lithium Batteries

Project investigators:
Xinhua Liang
Chemical & Biochemical Engr

 

Design High Efficiency Solar-to-Fuel Energy conversion Systems by Combining Nanotube Photovoltaics with Water Oxidation Catalysts

Project investigators:
Manashi Nath
Department of Chemistry

  

High-Performance Catalysts for Production of Ammonia

Project investigators:
Ali Rownaghi
Chemical & Biochemical Engr

 

Citizen Science and Computational Tools for Water Flow Assessment

Project investigators:
Sun Zeyi
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

  

A Theoretical Framework for Predictive Design and Investment Decisions for Hybrid Energy Systems

Project investigators:
Dipak Barua
Chemical & Biochemical Engr

 

Development of Low Cost and High Performance Cathode for Na-ion Batteries for Vehicularand Grid Applications

Project investigators:
Amitava Choudhury
Department of Chemistry

 

Water Splitting Catalysts by Design: Investigating Transition Metal Chalcogenides

Project investigators:
Manashi Nath
Department of Chemistry

 

Citizen Science and Computational Tools for Water Flow Assessment

Project investigators:
Zhaozheng Yin
Computer Science