Energy Center seeks pre-proposals for research projects

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Posted March 30, 2022 by Dan Moser

The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research has released its request for pre-proposals for grants for seed funding for energy-related research projects. This is the 17th annual cycle in which UNL faculty can compete in this internal competition. 

The pre-proposal submission deadline is 1 p.m. May 16. Full proposals will be accepted later by invitation only. 

These proposals are for innovative research that address science or technologies in these focus areas: cybersecurity, energy storage, carbon sequestration, energy management, energy infrastructure resilience, energy literacy, noncarbon combustion fuel and associated turbines, ethanol fuel for aviation, sustainable agriculture and simulation modeling.  

Those invited to submit full proposals and selected to receive funding are expected to actively seek external funding to supplement NCESR’s seed grant. 

In addition, the RFP has a special short-term support program in hydrogen technology. This is a short-cycle project lasting up to three months to support university researchers collaborating to develop the best concept of university support for a Nebraska Hydrogen Hub as described in federal legislation. 

For additional information, see the RFP

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 grants for energy sciences research.  

For questions, contact Brenda Coufal, the center’s program coordinator, 402-472-3859; or Lorraine Moon, NCESR office associate, 402-472-6082.  

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