The Georgia Institute of Technology is well-known for its innovation, discovery, and the commercialization of key technologies developed by our world-class research community. A major component of our success has come from strategic alliances developed in collaboration with industry partners, government agencies, and foundations looking to meet the technological needs of the future.
Energy research across and within many disciplines at Georgia Tech is well-established and continues to reach beyond the frontiers of existing technology to ensure economic and environmental prosperity. As part of our efforts to promote energy research and technology development at Georgia Tech, we encourage support for the Strategic Energy Institute in many forms. Some opportunities currently available include:
Institute Naming, $10M
This funding opportunity will inextricably link the sponsor with Georgia Tech's premier Energy Research Institute. The name of the Institute will be included in all documentation and communications affiliated with SEI.
Strategic Energy Institute Director's Chair, $2.5M
Competition for exceptional leaders spanning the academic and research arenas is strong. This endowed chair, dedicated to the leadership of the Strategic Energy Institute, will enhance our ability to attract and retain leading researchers and develop new opportunities for collaborative efforts directed at commercializing energy technologies. Income from the endowment is available at the discretion of the director to meet the most promising energy related research needs.
Creating Energy Options Program Seed Grants, $3-5M
The CEO Program funds focus on those technologies and ideas that have the potential to be commercialized or that can streamline the processes involved in the deployment of innovative energy options with both a near-term and long-term focus. An additional aspect of the program includes the assessment of new directions and ideas for energy research and technology development. Income from this endowment would ensure continued work toward developing energy solutions that have the potential for significant impact on society.
Endowed Chairs in Energy Disciplines, $1.5M
Income from these endowments will support outstanding faculty, ensuring them the resources to remain at the forefront of their fields and lead teaching and research efforts in key areas. The funding, used at the discretion of the recipient, will typically seed research projects and be used for travel, equipment, student research assistants, and administrative support.
Income from these named endowments will be used to support outstanding faculty. Professorships give faculty the resources to remain at the forefront of teaching and research. The funding will be used to seed research projects and for travel, equipment, and student research assistants.
Industry Fellows, $500K
Income from these endowments will facilitate increased interactions between top scientists and engineers and their industrial counterparts. It will also accelerate the exchange of information and technologies between Georgia Tech and key energy industry partners.
Visiting Scholars, $500K
This endowment will support a temporary appointment of a visiting eminent scholar. The holder of the professorship will present lectures based on his or her area of expertise as it relates to energy research, work with undergraduate and graduate students, and interact with resident faculty. Visiting professors complement the permanent faculty, exposing students and faculty to new areas and stimulating research and other scholarly programs.
Laboratory Naming, $500K
This opportunity allows the sponsor to become directly affiliated with various laboratory or facilities used for energy research through visible signage and name recognition on-site and via web site and other promotional materials.
These awards are given to the most promising graduate students, providing a major incentive to attract and retain tomorrow's leading energy teacher-scholars. Grants are awarded for up to five years, providing support to encourage innovation in research and nurturing academic advancement toward a seamless process to real world application.
Seed Grants, $25K
These funding opportunities support cutting edge research in energy related endeavors. Seed grants provide faculty members and graduate students working on energy projects with the resources to work toward the goal of technology commercialization.
Unrestricted Endowment, $25K+
Endowments of this nature provide a mechanism to meet challenges and address opportunities in energy research efforts as they arise. As new and innovative energy technologies emerge, support in many forms is necessary to ensure successful projects culminating in commercialization.