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MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund call for proposals

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Vicki Ekstrom
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Have an interesting energy idea waiting to be explored? Can you apply your latest findings to the global energy challenge? The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) wants to hear from you.

From now through Dec. 12, apply for innovative, early-stage research support through MITEI's Seed Fund Program. Proposals can span the spectrum of energy and related environmental research, with interdisciplinary research strongly encouraged. Some possible areas to explore include:

  • CCS including CO2 utilization/technologies for a low-carbon future
  • Data analytics and machine learning
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy security
  • Energy storage
  • Infrastructure
  • Process safety
  • Robust materials and surfaces/materials for harsh environments
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Water and energy, including water treatment

The program is open to all MIT faculty and members of the research staff with principal investigator status. It is anticipated that awards will be made for up to $150,000, with periods of performance of up to two years.

To learn more and apply online, visit:

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