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Notable Funding Opportunities

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is requesting proposals for synthesizing new materials for electric vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation, and are looking for projects that would build understanding in AI and material synthesis. The award for two years of Phase I research work is $250,000, with the potential for an extension to Phase 2. If you are interested, please review the RFP details at the link below and contact Olga Kiely at [email protected]. Proposal submissions are due by June 1st to [email protected].

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is requesting proposals from research institutions for the 2024 EPRI University Global Research Award. Proposals are requested for energy-focused research that helps achieve economy-wide decarbonization and explores clean energy solutions. Topic areas for this RFP include Clean Energy technologies, Electric System and Customer Reliability and Resilience, Electric System Flexibility, End-use and Economy-wide Carbon Reduction, Market Transformation, and Open Category: Innovation. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until October 1st, 2024 or funds are exhausted. Submissions and questions can be sent to [email protected] and you may also reach out for more details by contacting Rob VanRenterghem at [email protected].

IES 2024 Graduate Fellows Update

The inaugural IES Graduate Fellows have split into two teams, working on projects that serve IES’s mission to enable, accelerate, and inform the transition to an equitable, resilient, clean, affordable, and sustainable energy future. Specifically, one team is focused on energy education and community engagement with a living learning labs component. The other team is working with NOAA towards solutions to decarbonize the great lakes fleet.

Rahul Ramesh, Carissa Yim, So-Bin Cho, Marisol Garrouste, Pamela Wildstein, Timothy Arvan, Cheoljoon Jeong, Christopher Woodley, and Max Vanatta

IES Engages in Conversations Across Campus

Throughout early 2024, IES Program Manager Kira Edwards has participated in conversations across University of Michigan to explore energy opportunities, including Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum and Anthropology and Afroamerican Studies. She is also engaging with student organizations, such as Energy Club Ross, to better bridge the gap between students and staff and faculty in energy efforts at Michigan. Please reach out to start a conversation about energy with us at [email protected].

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