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Maryland Energy Innovation Institute announces 2018 Seed Grant for Innovation

The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) is focused on translating university energy research into new clean energy companies in the State of Maryland and thus simultaneously benefiting our environment and creating high paying jobs to help our State economy. MEI2 proposes a unique opportunity through the following seed grant program to bridge the gap between academic transformative laboratory research results and prototype demonstrations to obtain investor interest.  This call will support multiple seed grant awards with a maximum award ceiling of $100,000 USD. The total amount of funding available for the 2018 Seed Grant Program is $400,000 USD. The program will continue in subsequent years with Phase 2 awards possible.  For the complete announcement: click here

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) 

Maryland State 

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Since 2008, Ms. Barbara Hulka has provided the Hulka Energy Research Fellowship to support graduate student research in selected alternative energy fields at the University of Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2). This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in one of the following research areas:

  • advanced solar energy conversion,
  • fuels and power from sustainable biological processes,
  • renewable wind energy,
  • ocean thermal or wave energy or geothermal energy conversion

The University of Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) is privileged to offer the Harry K. Wells Fellowship.  Mr. Harry K. Wells established an endowment to support engineering graduate student research in energy at the University of Maryland (UMD). This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in the field of sustainable energy generation and/or storage.

 


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