Archives for March 17, 2015

DOE: Postdoctoral Research Awards Accepting Applications

SunShot is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. Up to five recent Ph.D. recipients will be selected for the program to conduct applied research projects at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities in order to advance breakthrough solar energy technologies. The application deadline is May 7, with the selection announcement coming in July. Read more about research topics and learn how to apply to the programDOE

DOE: SunShot Announces $10M SunShot Prize

SunShot announced final rules for the SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems. Today, it can take up to six months to complete even a small residential photovoltaic (PV) project. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition specifically addresses this issue and aims to foster greater collaboration between local governments, businesses, nonprofits, utilities, and communities to speed up the process. Eligible teams will compete in two contests over 18 months to implement their creative solutions to cut the permit-to-plug-in time toward seven days for small PV systems up to 100 kilowatts, or seven weeks for large PV systems up to 1 megawatt. Read more on the blog and access contest rules and deadlines to compete.


Webinar: Three-Dimensional Study of Concrete Microstructure using X-ray Computed Tomography

Lange - Oesch - Webinar

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Call for Proposals

ORAUORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. 

 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Call for Proposals

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge national Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation in order to carry out studies that will significantly advance our understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanomaterials systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Successful applicants will be able to use CNMS facilities starting August 1, 2015. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2015. For more information, visit

Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS staff members in their respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.

ORAU University Partnerships Office

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

An invitation to say goodbye to Michelle Smith


Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith who has successfully led the OSP pre-awards team is leaving us to join the staff at MU.  You are most cordially invited to join us in giving her fond farewell. Farewell to Michelle Smith