The Institute of Energy and the Environment’s Seed Grant Program is intended to foster basic and applied research on strategic interdisciplinary topics that leverage faculty expertise across the University. The Seed Grant Program strives to:
- Develop new interdisciplinary research teams and position them for high-impact research and substantial external funding success
- Pursue novel research in IEE’s theme areas, especially high-risk proof of concept projects
- Promote research development and mentorship between junior and senior faculty
All proposals for the 2024 Seed Grant Program must be submitted through InfoReady: https://psu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1915332
Proposals are due by November 29, 2023, by 5pm (EST).
Please email email@example.com with any questions about the program.
Climate Requirement (New)
This year, IEE is requiring that all proposals (1) have a climate-related theme, and (2) address one of IEE’s five research themes.
To address climate and these themes, proposal topics might be on: climate and water, climate and health, climate solutions using renewable energy for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, or any topic that fits completely within climate and ecosystem change.
In addition to addressing these themes, IEE is also interested in proposals that address climate change solutions based on understanding or motivating changes in social behavior. IEE will be working with the Social Science Research Institute to encourage new collaborations that bring together social and physical scientists or engineers to work together on climate solutions.
|November 29, 2023, 5pm (EST)||Proposal Submission Deadline|
|March 2024||Funding Decisions Announced|
|July 2024||Grant funds made available and must be expended by June 30, 2025|
|July 31, 2025||Final report due|