Monday, March 7, 2011

GATE Centers of Excellence funding opportunity

DOE has recently announced the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence funding opportunity for colleges, universities, and university-affiliated research institutions with accredited graduate engineering programs.  The purpose of this opportunity is to overcome technology barriers that prevent the development and production of cost-effective, high-efficiency vehicles, and to train a future workforce of automotive engineers.  DOE would like to see applications that establish new or update or expand existing Centers of Excellence that provide engineering training for grad students in specific areas (which are advanced combustion engines, lightweight materials, advanced energy storage, advanced hybrid propulsion and control systems, and fuel cells/hydrogen energy conversion).

Interested?  Visit FedConnect under FOA #DE-FOA-0000442.  Applications are due April 18th.