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Request for Proposals from Stanford Faculty

Issued by
The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Issued: March 1, 2016

Letter of Intent (LOI) to Submit Due: April 1, 2016

Proposals Due: May 1, 2016

Awards Expected to be Made in September 2016

This call for proposals is open to Stanford faculty performing new research in sustainable energy as well as research at the nexus of energy with food, water, health and the environment. The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy (TKC) expects to award up to three seed grants through this call. These grants are meant to promote early stage high-risk, high-reward research projects with seed funding of up to $100,000 (inclusive of Stanford’s 8% isc fees) per year for up to two years.

General Call
As part of its mandate to develop sustainable energy systems for the future, TKC actively works to help build Stanford’s capability related to the broad deployment of sustainable energy technologies and systems and to further understanding of the resulting impact and implications. This year, TKC is pleased to issue a general call and invites proposals for seed funding of research projects that are consistent with our overall mission. The intent of this request for proposals (RFP) is to fund projects that, if successful, will equip investigators to write credible research proposals to other funding sources based on the results of the initial project.

Due: April 1, 2016
Submit your LOI Here

Due: May 1, 2016
Submit your Full Proposal Here

Download the Full RFP

For questions associated with the seed grant program or the submission process please contact:

Danica Sarlya at