Call for Seed Grant Proposals: Feeding and Powering the World: Solar Water Splitting / Catalysis for Solar Fuels and Fertilizers

Proposal submission deadline: September 15, 2016 

Suggested project start date by the program: October 1, 2016 

The 2015-2019 collaborative Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama EPSCoR Track II award (OIA-1539035) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) promotes research in the use of solar energy to drive multi-electron redox processes. Year 2 seed grants (this solicitation) will be ten-month projects (Oct 1 to July 31). Four seed grants of $7,500 each will be awarded to perform innovative research in or among the three focus areas. The three research focus areas of the program are: 

  • Development of efficient solar cells for fuel production, including dye synthesis and combined photo- catalytic systems for efficient light energy harvesting and conversion; 
  • Development of catalysts for efficient light energy chemical transformation and storage, such as water reduction/oxidation, CO2 reduction, and N2 reduction; and 
  • Computational approaches to development of chromophores and catalysts for solar fuels. 

Download the full solicitation here: