NW IMPACT invites proposals for up to 2 years of seed funding to support UW/PNNL collaborative multi-investigator research projects. The projects will advance the vision of NW IMPACT: to make the Northwest the Nation's leader in the science of making materials.
Areas of Interest
We welcome proposals that
Advance the science of making materials. Examples are quantum materials, energy conversion and storage, the water-energy nexus, and biomimetic approaches to synthesis.
Take advantage of both experimental and theoretical/computational capabilities
Engage UW students
Use the capabilities of the two institutions in ways that result in outcomes that could not be achieved by the two institutions working alone.
Proposals will be judged on
Defining collaborative research projects of high scientific merit
To what extent the proposal seeds new collaborative research directions that are distinctive from ongoing research programs
To what extent the proposal would increase competitiveness of a UW/PNNL team in applying for specific, new, pre-identified team or center-level funding calls (e.g., Energy Frontier Research Center, Multisciplinary University Research Initiative, multi-principal-investigator DOE Basic Energy Sciences program, National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, large training grant, W.M. Keck Foundation proposal) over the next two to three years.
Proposal Submission Details
Proposals should include
The scientific challenge(s) addressed by the research
Approach to the research
Expected outcomes and how those outcomes will address the challenges identified
Team members and their expertise
Relevance to the mission of NW IMPACT
How the research is distinct from currently funded efforts at PNNL and UW
How the research will enable pursuit of future funding opportunities for team or center-level research projects
Two-page biosketches for each investigator – these are in addition to the four pages.
We expect to announce project awards in 2019.
For up to 2 years of seed funding
Deadline: TBD, 2018
Maximum of four pages, including text, figures, and references; two-page bios are in addition to that