NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY
This is an amazing opportunity that really blew me away. Any student that takes this on will get a major feather in their cap, a paid stipend and a guaranteed way to impact PLU forever. Take a look at plu.edu/sustainability, but here is the basic rundown:
Request for Research Proposal
AY 2009-2010 through 2010-2011
Topic – “Energy Efficiency and Conservation”
Maximum Budget – $10,000; one grant of $10,000 will be awarded in this cycle
Project Completion Date – On or before March 31, 2011
Eligible Institutions –Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound
Deadline for receipt of proposals –March 26, 2010
Sponsor – Funding provided by Puget Sound Energy, Inc., through a grant awarded to Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW)
Research Topic – “Energy Efficiency and Conservation” Proposals should focus on research that would help a utility, business or individual customer become more energy efficient.
Award Level – One award of $10,000 will be distributed beginning in 2009/10 and ends one year later in the 2010/11 academic year . Funds can be used for any expense related to the research project, including equipment, travel, stipends, scholarships, materials, printing, etc. Please attach a separate budget sheet detailing how grant funds will be spent. Any unspent project funds will be retained by the recipient institution at the end of the project period. The chief academic officer will determine how the remaining funds shall be spent.
Recognition – Final results of the project, in whatever form presented (written, verbal, electronic, etc) must include the following statement: This project was funded by Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Inc of Bellevue, WA through a grant awarded to the Independent Colleges of Washington . PSE and its representatives had no influence in the final selection of the institution receiving the award.
- Research must be conducted by students (graduate or undergraduate), with faculty oversight, enrolled at applying institution. Please note: Project will span two academic years
- Research may focus on any individual or interdisciplinary academic subject(s) relevant to the topic (see sample list of selected topics below)
- The proposal should include the following information (weight of response on final selection):
- A clear statement of the need(s), issue(s), or problem(s) to be addressed (30%)
- Strategy and description of research process (20%)
- Results you expect from your project (25%)
- Timeline (10%)
- How you will determine if your project is successful (10%)
- Project budget (5%)
- Academic status (class year, major, minor, etc.) of research individual or team members
Results – A written report, including results and conclusions of the project, will be provided to Independent Colleges of Washington by March31, 2010. A one-page progress report sent to ICW is requested at the half-way point – September 30, 2010. At the conclusion of the project, final results will be disseminated to Puget Sound Energy. No requirement is made by the donor to see the research and no control over the research or results may be exercised by the donor or by Independent Colleges of Washington. Results remain the intellectual property of the researchers and their institution for publication or other dissemination.
Applications must be received by March 26th, 2010. Mail or email proposals to:
Independent Colleges of Washington
600 Stewart Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101