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WSU Research Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Enhancing WSU’s research enterprise by enabling faculty to write award-winning proposals, and providing research expansion activities

Announcements


US Department of Energy proposes $99 million in 2018 funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). 

These funds will be used to accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. Research supported by this initiative will provide fundamental understanding to enable future advances in energy production and use. Universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms are eligible to compete and are encouraged to form multi-disciplinary research teams that may include partnerships with other institutions.

When making selections, DOE will emphasize emerging science priorities that have been highlighted in recent workshops, including quantum materials, catalysis science, synthesis science, instrumentation science, next-generation energy storage, future nuclear energy, and energy-water issues.

Awards for each selected center are expected to range from $2 million to $4 million per year for a total of four fiscal years. Total funding for the EFRC program, pending Congressional appropriations, is expected to be about $99 million per year for the four-year awards.

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement is available here.

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Services

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP), provides faculty with the following support:

Staff

Director
Geeta Dutta, Ph.D.
geeta.dutta@wsu.edu
(509)335-5980

Proposal Consultants
Becky James, Ph.D.
elizabeth.james@wsu.edu
(509)335-3822

Robert Finney, Ph.D.
r.finney@wsu.edu
(509)335-1848

Maureen Bonnefin, CRA
maureenb@wsu.edu
(509)335-0904

Faculty Research Development Specialist
Emily Brashear
emily.brashear@wsu.edu
(509)335-7266

Washington State University