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Research Funding Opportunities

  • Tackle urgent and important problems in energy
  • Support undeveloped research areas
  • Targeted call, focused area
  • Build strong collaborative team, 3-4 faculty members
  • Nucleate/build initiative/cross-campus collaboration of programs
  • Attract vast new funding
  • $450,000 – per project, for 2 years
  • Start new projects/test new/high risk ideas
  • Broad and focused energy areas
  • Encourage faculty new to energy research
  • Gain results to obtain follow-on funding from other sources
  • $100,000-$200,000 per project, for up to 2 years
  • For Stanford faculty
  • Start new projects/test new/wild ideas/high risk
  • Broad and focused areas relevant to the electric grid
  • Encourage faculty to test new research ideas
  • Gain results to apply for follow-on funding from other sources
  • $100,000-$200,000 per project, for up to 2 years
  • For Stanford faculty
  • Start new projects/test new/wild ideas/high risk
  • Broad and focused areas in energy storage
  • Encourage faculty new to research in energy storage
  • Gain results to apply for follow-on funding from other sources
  • $50,000-$100,000 per project, for up to 2 years
  • Fundamental, pre-commercial, high-risk, high-reward
  • Teams of >2 faculty
  • Broad and targeted areas defined by SEA
  • Industrially relevant research
  • Obtain follow-on funding
  • Calls every 2/3 years
  • Funded 6 projects in 2021
  • $500,000 – $1.5M per project, for 3 years
  • Support recent PhD graduates
  • Attract exceptional early-career researchers to Stanford
  • Explore new research in sustainable energy – intersecting with food, water, the environment, and human health
  • $70,000 for up to 2 years
  • Support advanced doctoral students (third year and beyond)
  • Support the development of applied research that has the potential to address sustainable energy and sustainable resource utilization challenges
  • Stipend and tuition for up to 2 years
  • Support faculty, students and staff
  • Initiate the commercialization of impactful Stanford sustainable energy innovations
  • Develop advanced working prototypes, conduct customer and market trials, and refine business plans over a period of 3-12 months.
  • Grants up to $50,000 (possibility of supplementary funding)

Previous Energy Research Funding Opportunities