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StorageX Initiative is an effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

2021 StorageX Seed Fund RFP

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We are pleased to announced our 2nd annual StorageX seed fund call. 

This year, the seed fund calls will help kick-off our two new StorageX consortia:  Circular Economy (C2E2) and Fast Charging (SaFC).  The research pillars for each of these consortia is described in the consortia white papers in the links below:



We are seeking innovative ideas for seed research projects in these areas.  We plan to fund up to  projects for at least one year, $80k per project/year.  The seed process is as follows:

Project Proposal: 

               Draft 1 pager on the project idea.  Submitting faculty/PIs will be expected to present the proposed project idea to StorageX faculty and industry members at the consortia kick-off meeting (roughly 5-10 min/presentation).

                                             SaFC kick-off meeting:  Monday, May 17, 11-1pm

                                             C2E2 kick-off meeting:  Tuesday, May 25, 9-11am

                              Draft 1 pagers and kick-off presentation should be emailed to:


               June 3rd:  Final 1 pagers on project proposals due


               June 10th:  Projects selected for awards


               June 30th:  Funds transferred to awardees


We look forward to your submissions and your participation in the StorageX Initiative!