University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research: Request for Proposals – UCFER-RFP06-2020
Title: University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Request for Proposals – UCFER-RFP06-2020
Slots: 5 of 6 slots left.
Note on submission process: As per UCFER instructions, The Office of Research will provide each nominated candidate and their DCG rep with a username and password in order to submit the application to UCFER.)
Internal Deadline: First come, first served.
External Deadline: June 10, 2020
Award Information: Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Total of 4-13.
Anticipated Amount: The total amount available for awards under this solicitation is anticipated to be approximately $3,771,827.
Estimated funding levels per research area are as follows:
- Crosscutting Research and Development ($790,793)
- Carbon Utilization ($850,916)
- Advanced Coal Processing ($527,618)
- Carbon Capture ($1,602,500)
Submission Process: Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit include:
(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: Only researchers employed by member universities of the UCFER are eligible to submit proposals under this solicitation. USC is a member university.
Purpose: More efficient and cleaner utilization of fossil resources and effective ways to mitigate emissions of carbon dioxide are critically important for sustainable development. As a result, the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) was established at Penn State by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Technology Laboratory (NETL) through a nationwide open competition in 2015. The objectives of UCFER are to advance basic and applied energy research for more efficient and more environmentally-friendly production and utilization of coal, natural gas, and oil including carbon (CO2) management, and promote multidisciplinary collaboration among the member universities of the Coalition and DOE NETL. Its research will involve the following five core competency areas:
- Geological and Environmental Systems, consisting of research on geomaterials, fluid flow in geologic media, and geospatial and strategic field monitoring.
- Materials Engineering and Manufacturing, consisting of research on the design, development, and deployment of advanced functional and structural materials for use in extreme service environments.
- Energy Conversion Engineering, consisting of the evaluation, integration, control and performance modeling of processes and components for developing innovative energy conversion processes and transformational technologies.
- Systems Engineering and Analysis, consisting of analysis and design of advanced energy systems such as power plants, energy markets, and energy-environment interactions.
- Computational Science and Engineering, consisting of research involving high-performance computing and data analytics that enable the generation of information and insights through the integration of experimental data and engineering analyses.
Budgetary Requirements: Purchased services, consulting, or subcontracts to non-coalition members shall not be more than 2.5% of the UCFER requested funds. Subcontracts included in your proposal (third party agreements) to coalition members must not exceed 50% of the total requested UCFER funding. No foreign entities including universities may receive UCFER funding.
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