I-CARES offers up to $500,000 in seed funding for sustainability projects ​

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) has released its 2013 Call for Research Proposals.

I-CARES will award up to $500,000 this year in seed funding for innovative research projects to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Washington University.

Full proposals are due March 8. Notification of selected proposals will be made on April 22.

Proposals submitted should be in the general areas of renewable energy and sustainability. Disciplinary diversity and representation from various schools will be considered when final decisions are made, since the goal of I-CARES is to broaden participation in the fields of energy, environment and sustainability.

Collaborative proposals are encouraged in areas related to “Climate Change” and “Building for the Future of Our Cities.”

This is the sixth year of competition for funding through this program. To date, I-CARES has funded 59 projects that include 85 individual investigators across the institution.

Research funded by I-CARES has led to many scholarly publications and products, served to generate seed pilot data for successful federal grants, and provided meaningful research opportunities to students engaged in these projects.

See the full “Call for Proposals” for information on deadlines, content and funding restrictions at icares.wustl.edu/funding/current.php.