UI-CAES Seed Grant

Launched in early 2023, this program provides up to $10K to University of Idaho-led projects with the potential to garner additional, external funding. Its funding comes from the UI Office of Research and Economic Development, where 25 percent of Facilities & Administration funds from sponsored projects are returned to UI research institutes, including UI researchers at CAES, to incentivize competitive research awards. Its priorities are to:
  • Support novel, energy-related research, aligned with CAES focus areas
  • Support innovative outreach activities focused on energy-related issues
  • Provide seed funding for subsequent research proposal development
  • Fund graduate student (principally PhD student) energy research
  • Support pre-tenure faculty
  • Enhance collaboration with CAES institutions

For more information about this program, contact John Russell, CAES Associate Director, University of Idaho  jtrussell@uidaho.edu