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Program Announcement

ERT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

What is the Energy Research Triangle?

The Energy Research Triangle is a competitive grant program aimed at fostering energy innovation across Utah’s universities. The program offers two categories of grants – one that encourages collaboration among researcher professors across the state, and another for university students, designed to elevate the next generation of energy researchers.

The program is funded by the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (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 an issue specific to Utah’s energy and natural resource landscape. Winning proposals demonstrate commercial viability and strong potential 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 

The ERT-Scholars Grant

The ERT-Scholars Grant, under the direction of a faculty mentor, gives university student researchers across the state opportunities to engage in energy research. 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 

 

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