UConn’s NEUCORSE initiative is designed to catalyze collaboration among universities in New England to address our nation’s urgent need for renewable and sustainable energy. Building on UConn’s existing strengths in clean energy engineering, this program seeks to support the development of cross-institutional teams with the expertise and capacity to successfully tackle the most challenging scientific and technical problems in this area. NEUCORSE awards should be thought of as planning grants that will provide seed funding and support team development activities to prepare teams for larger-scale activities in the future. We welcome proposals focusing on any topic that is relevant to the larger goal of developing renewable and sustainable energy solutions and that can be best addressed through sustained, interdisciplinary efforts within New England. It is expected that proposed teams be diverse, including investigators from underrepresented groups and a mixture of early-career and more senior investigators. It is also expected that the planning activities proposed include activities that prepare for future work that will have significant broader impacts, including workforce development.
For more information, please visit the program’s website here.