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Subvenciones para proyectos educativos sobre prácticas de gestión de residuos (Environmental Research and Education Foundation)

Fecha de cierre presentación propuesta: 1 de diciembre de 2018. Las prepropuestas serán aceptadas a partir de los 15 días anteriores a la fecha de cierre.

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

  1. Waste minimization
  2. Recycling
  3. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:

    • Waste-to-energy
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Composting
    • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies

  4. Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  5. Landfilling

Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above.

There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location. Any U.S. or non-U.S. institutions are eligible to apply. Submissions may include multiple institutions, Principal investigators (PI) must be qualified to do the work proposed and should be experts in the subject matter referenced in the pre-proposal/proposal. Typically this would include full-time faculty at academic institutions, post-doctoral employees, and principals or senior personnel at non-academic institutions.  Graduate students are not eligible to be principal investigators.

Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000. Typical project durations are about 2 years.  It should be noted that proposed research in excess of $300,000 or longer than 3 years should contain sufficient details that justify the need for the higher than average amount requested and longer project duration.

Fecha de cierre presentación propuesta: 1 de diciembre de 2018. Las prepropuestas serán aceptadas a partir de los 15 días anteriores a la fecha de cierre.

[Boletín SIUN 410, 4/5 de octubre de 2018]

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