Release Date: January 12, 2000
|U.S. Energy Department Invites Minority Institutions
to Compete for Fossil Energy Research Grants; Proposals Due in February
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced its annual competition for students and professors from minority institutions to compete for research dollars that will continue to support the nation's clean air goals and help bolster declining domestic oil supplies.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions will compete for $900,000 from the Department of Energy to conduct innovative research and development that converts and uses coal, natural gas and oil. Proposals are due February 18, 2000. The department expects to announce awards in May. DOE anticipates announcing four to six awards from the first six topics (maximum amount $200,000) and four to eight awards in the Faculty/Student Exploratory Research Training grants (maximum award $20,000).
A solicitation, Support of Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions, is currently available on the Internet at NETL's Electronic Business Center under Solicitations. Projects will be selected and managed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
The solicitation addresses seven technical topics:
Because the program is designed to stimulate cooperation between industry and academia, collaboration with private industry is encouraged for the first six topics. In fact, collaboration that promotes a cooperative or interactive effort between the minority institution and a private partner is preferred.
Applicants without Internet capability can receive a 3.5" double-sided, high-density computer disk by mail by contacting Debra Duncan, Contract Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 10940, MS 921-143, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236-0940, or by faxing a request to 412-386-6216. Telephone requests will not be accepted.
NETL manages and implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental programs. NETL employs approximately 1,100 federal and support-service contractor employees, and is the largest fossil-energy research organization in the United States.
For more information, contact:
Otis Mills, Jr., National Energy Technology Laboratory, 412/386-5890, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Contact: David Anna, DOE/NETL, 412-386-4646|