CAES is accepting applications for CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds through February 28. These Collaboration Funds are available to assist Idaho National Laboratory researchers in establishing collaborative relationships with CAES entities – Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho. They are intended to provide an opportunity for members of INL’s R&D community to seek program development resources to work collaboratively with the CAES universities in building strategic relationships that enhance the mission and vision of INL and CAES within the CAES strategic focus areas and INL mission areas. The three focus areas at CAES are related to the broad interdisciplinary field of nuclear engineering: Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Materials/Geothermal and Energy Storage/Transfer.
Funding through this program is subject to INL DEARS/FARS governing the use of program development resources. Therefore, funds may not be used to co-mingle with direct-funded INL Programs or LDRDs. CAES Collaboration Funds may not be used to collect data or perform R&D activities. CAES Collaboration Funding is subject to INL guidelines issued through the INL prime contract.
Funds are limited but are sufficient to support strategic and innovative uses. Funds for INL FY 2023 will be granted through an open application process, with preference given to requests to develop direct-funded proposals with CAES entities. Additionally, preference will be given to proposals that utilize/encourage graduate or undergraduate students from the CAES universities. CAES leadership requests that you engage your directorate leadership to validate the value of the CAES-INL relationship. Awarded projects must be completed by September 30, 2023.
The CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds application found here is to be filled out and submitted by an INL employee.
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Applications are due February 28, 2023 at 5 PM (MDT). Please email your completed application form to Amy Woodard at email@example.com.
For questions, please contact Amy Woodard at (208)690-0595.
Please note that the following attachments should be uploaded alongside your application:
1. Collaboration Fund Application Proposal Template
2. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
Each application will be reviewed by INL researchers, CAES director, CAES associate directors and the CAES Business Operations lead. Application proposals in their preliminary or ideation phase will be considered in the same manner as those that are more fully developed. They will be scored according to the CAES Collaboration Fund Guidelines and Scoring Rubric.