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Posted February 24, 2022 by Tiffany Lee

The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research has released its request for proposals for the Energy Instrumentation Grant, which aims to facilitate energy science research for University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, researchers and students.  

The submission deadline is April 29 at 5 p.m. For additional details and requirements, please see the RFP.  

The center has $150,000 available for the purchase of one or more pieces of equipment that will support energy science research at the university. Researchers may submit proposals for any amount up to $150,000; the research team is responsible for any cost above that amount. For purposes of this grant, an instrument is either a single piece of equipment, or a system comprising multiple integrated components.  

Reviewers will consider instruments that support any area of energy science research. Proposals will be evaluated for their potential to impact future external funding; uniqueness of their capability on campus; and the opportunity for multiple users. Evaluators will give a higher score to proposals demonstrating a higher number of users and potential users.  

The NCESR, a collaboration between the Nebraska Public Power District and the university, was established to conduct energy research that produces new technologies, processes and systems that provide new or significantly enhanced energy sources and improve Nebraskans’ quality of life and economic opportunities. NPPD funds the NCESR and the instrumentation grant. 

If you have questions, contact Brenda Coufal, the center’s program coordinator, 472-3859; or Lorraine Moon, NCESR office associate, 472-6082. 


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