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ERT: Energy Research Triangle

What is the Energy Research Triangle?

The Energy Research Triangle (ERT) grant program was established in support of Governor Herbert’s 10-year Strategic Energy Plan which calls for the development and deployment of energy technologies specific to Utah. ERT is aimed at fostering energy innovation within professor and student research programs at Utah’s universities and colleges. The program offers two categories of grants: one that encourages collaboration among research professors across the state, and another for university students designed to elevate the next generation of energy researchers. The program is funded by USTAR and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED).

The ERT-Professor Grant

The ERT-Professor Grant promotes collaboration among university researchers by requiring at least three universities to collaborate on a project. All grants are focused on addressing a Utah specific energy and natural resource challenge. The collaboration brings forward innovative approaches. Winning proposals must demonstrate commercialization potential and strong prospects to positively impact Utah’s economy.

Application process for ERT-Professor Grant:

  • Email a letter of intent to Olivia Dale, odale@utah.gov by June 16, 2017. Please include: project title, proposed technology challenge being addressed, PI name, PI institution, team members, and respective universities. (REQUIRED)
  • Download application HERE
  • Complete the application
  • Obtain signature of institutional official (grants officer)
  • Email a pdf of the completed application to Olivia Dale, odale@utah.gov by June 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Click Here to download the ERT-Professor Grant guidelines
Click here to view the Admin Rules for ERT-Professor Grants

The ERT-Scholars Grant

The ERT-Scholars Grant gives university student researchers across the state opportunities to engage in energy research. The students work under the direction of a faculty mentor. Along with demonstrating commercial viability and potential to positively impact Utah’s economy, applicants must also describe how winning the grant will help them achieve their professional goals.

Application process for The ERT-Scholars Grant:

  • Email a letter of intent to Olivia Dale, odale@utah.gov by June 16, 2017. Please include: project title, proposed technology challenge being addressed student name, professor name, and university.
  • Download application HERE
  • Complete the application
  • Obtain signature of institutional official (grants officer)
  • Email a pdf of the completed application to Olivia Dale, odale@utah.gov by June 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Click Here to download the ERT-Scholars Grant guidelines
Click here to view the Admin Rules for ERT-Scholars Grants

 

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