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Enviro-Energy-Water Awards

The Institute of the Environment, Water Sustainability Program, and Renewable Energy Network offer numerous grants to faculty and graduate students for research, equipment, travel, speakers, and workshops. Use the menu at left to quickly find the opportunities of interest to you.

 

 

 

          FACULTY

 

 

 

eligibility

purpose of award

award name

amount

application deadline

funding source

RESEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

faculty

provide seed grants to support interdisciplinary water/energy/envir research

WEES Research Grants

up to $50,000

late Feb 2014

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

faculty

support interdisciplinary global change research and/or proposal development

Faculty Exploratory Research Grant

up to $10,000

March

Institute of the Environment core funding*

IE faculty affiliates

IE contribution supports the class buyout of Udall fellows during their fellowship semester

Udall Fellowships

varies

March

Udall left with IE support from core funding*

faculty

development of final proposals for external awards greater than $4M

WEES Proposal Development Support

up to $20,000

ongoing

 

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

faculty

provide cost shares on large (>$100K) proposals

WEES Cost Shares

varies; requires 10:1 return on investment

ongoing

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

faculty

support for renewable energy research including 1) new or novel  work in renewable energy solutions, 2) interdisciplinary work and collaboration in research and education, 3) development of research that can be funded by other agencies 

UAREN Faculty Exploratory Grants                                       email Thomas McDonald at tom1@email.arizona.edu

$25,000

April

TRIF/WEES: Renewable Energy Network

faculty/grad students

1)      Research and analysis of economic and policy issues associated with renewable energy technologies that impact the state of Arizona and/or the region; 2) policy grants to support interdisciplinary research that include an socio-economic, economic, policy or consumer behavior component

UAREN Policy Center Grants          email Ardeth Barnhart at ardethb@email.arizona.edu

up to $10,000

Spring

TRIF/WEES: Renewable Energy Network

EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

faculty

purchase equipment or infrastructure that helps provide data needed for preparation of large interdisciplinary proposals in the area(s) of water, energy, and environment

WEES Equipment/Infrastructure Grants

varies

Spring (not every year)

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

 

         

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

faculty/staff/students

travel/lodging support for bringing distinguished water/energy/envir speakers to campus

WEES speaker grants

up to $1,000

onging

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

 

         

WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

 

 

faculty/staff/students

support for interdisciplinary water/energy/envir workshops

WEES general workshop grants

up to $5,000

ongoing

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

faculty

support for workshops to coordinate large projects and/or proposals with water/energy/environment focus

WEES capacity building workshop grants

up to $20,000

spring (not every year)

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

 

 

  Graduate Students

 

 

 

eligibility

purpose of award

award name

amount

application deadline

funding source

RESEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

PhD students

support top graduate students and create a network of environmental scientists and communicators for the future.

Carson Scholars

$5,000

early February

Institute of the Environment core funding* and private donations

MS & PhD

support top students and create a network of energy engineers, scientists and policy makers for the future.

Carson Scholars -REN Energy Fellowships

$5,000

March

TRIF/WEES: Renewable Energy Program

 

         

faculty/ MS & PhD

1)      Research and analysis of economic and policy issues associated with renewable energy technologies that impact the state of Arizona and/or the region.  Areas include technology, economics, policy, environmental and societal impacts. 2) policy grants to support interdisciplinary research that include an socio-economic, economic, policy or consumer behavior component

UAREN Policy Center Grants          email Ardeth Barnhart at ardethb@email.arizona.edu

up to $10,000

Late March

TRIF/WEES: Renewable Energy Network

PhD students in GCIP minor program

dissertation research in global change topics, including supplies, travel expenses for field research or professional meetings, data acquisition

Dissertation Improvement Grants

$1,000

Early February

Global Change Interdisciplinary Program

Undergrads and Grads

Supports exceptional undergraduates and graduate students on research related to water issues relevant to Arizona

Water Sustainability Program Student Fellowships

Undergrads about $2500 Grads about $16,000

March

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program

TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

 

MS & PhD

travel to meetings/conferences, or field work related to water, energy, and/or environment

Graduate Student Travel Award

up to $500

late fall (for spring) and April (for summer/fall )

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

MS & PhD

travel to meetings, conferences, or symposia to present their research or gain specific knowledge in the field of renewable energy

UAREN Travel Awards              email Thomas McDonald at tom1@email.arizona.edu

up to $500

Mid January

TRIF/WEES: Renewable Energy Network

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

faculty/staff/students

travel/lodging support for bringing distinguished water/energy/envir speakers to campus

WEES Speaker Grants

up to $1,000

ongoing

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

 

 

faculty/staff/students

support for interdisciplinary water/energy/envir workshops

WEES Workshop Grants

up to $5,000

ongoing

TRIF/WEES: Water Sustainability Program, Institute of the Environment, Renewable Energy Network

 

 

 

 

 

*IE core funding is provided by VPR and TRIF/WEES