Hydro Research Foundation 2016 Research Awards Program

Generating Hydropower’s Future

Application Available for 2016 Research Awards Program

The Hydro Research Foundation is leading the Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

In 2016, the Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to between 4-10 students. Students are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal. Each award typically includes the following:

  • A living stipend of up to $18,000.
  • A tuition, fees and university-provided health insurance allowance of up to $10,000.
  • Travel costs to attend the Annual Hydro Research Roundtable each year the student is in the program.
  • The student’s academic advisor for the research will be awarded $2,000 annually into a University discretionary account, for aiding in, and supervising the research. The advisor may also have the opportunity to attend HydroVision International.
  • Each student may have the opportunity to participate in an internship with an industry partner. These internships may result in employment for the researcher.
  • Each student will have an industry mentor and a Foundation mentor.
  • The foundation will assist the student in finding employment in the hydropower community.

For information, eligibility, topics of interest and application materials, the Foundation invites you to visit the website.

Click here for information on the 2016 Research Awards Program.

Important notes on the 2016 awards: Applications are due March 14, 2016, for appointments beginning June 2016 for one-year funding.  Questions regarding the funding announcement can be directed to brenna@hydrofoundation.org

For more information on any of these programs contact –

Deborah M. Linke, Executive Director, (720) 722-0473; deborah@hydrofoundation.org

Brenna Vaughn, Program Director, (303) 324-1736; brenna@hydrofoundation.org

Research Awards Program: A total of 23 bright academics and upcoming leaders have been funded under this grant from DOE to conduct research related to hydropower.  Five students have completed their research and an additional round of funding is now underway. To learn more about these students and their research interests, please click here

The HRF is Celebrating 22 Years of Service to Hydro

Organized in 1994, the Hydro Research Foundation has two principal objectives: to facilitate research and to promote educational opportunities that communicate the value of hydropower.

For more information on any of these programs contact –

Deborah M. Linke, Executive Director, (720) 722-0473; deborah@hydrofoundation.org

Brenna Vaughn, Program Director, (303) 324-1736; brenna@hydrofoundation.org

 


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