CUNY Energy Institute Seeks Proposals for Electricity Storage Research Seed Grants

January 3, 2011 | News

The CUNY Energy Institute was created to address national energy needs. The Institute focuses on sustainable energy technologies with low carbon footprints.

The Energy Institute is currently soliciting applications to fund approximately ten (10) two-year projects focusing on Electricity Storage Research, a key element of the Institute’s programs to enable wider deployment of renewable, but intermittent, energy sources and more efficient use of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution capacity. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed funding for innovative energy storage research that could grow into ongoing programs supported by extramural organizations. These seed grants will be supported by funds made available by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc (ConEd).

Approximately ten (10) proposals on Electricity Storage Research (ESR) to a maximum of $50,000 over 2 years will be funded. Funding for the second year will depend on satisfactory progress being made during the first year documented in a (noncompetitive) renewal report.

Collaborations between CUNY faculty and support of US/permanent residents PhD students are particularly encouraged.

Complete Guidelines and Application Forms are attached.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2011.

Questions related to this solicitation may be addressed to Dr. Timothy Coyne <>.

ESR Seed Grant 2011-2012 Proposal Guidelines

ESR Seed Grant 2011-2012 Application Forms