Archives for April 16, 2015

Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower

United States Department of Energy (DOE) — Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) See solicitation.
Research and development of new innovations in hydropower drivetrain and civil works technologies for low impact hydropower development. The focus will be to reduce overall capital costs and recurring operation andmaintenance costs while reducing the environmental impact of developing new hydropower projects.The technologies to be developed will include low impact civil structures, alternative construction methods and materials, and innovative mechanical and electrical powertrain components. These technologies will also help to reduce installation and maintenance costs, while addressing the environmental and social concerns of new hydropower development.

The three topic areas (TAs) in this FOA are outlined below:
Topic Area 1: Design and laboratory testing of new rapidly deployable hydropower technologies that can be easily removed or replaced at the end of their useful life, including, but not limited to, water impounding structures, water conveying systems, and innovative pre-fabricated structures.

Topic Area 2: Research on innovative methods and/or materials for construction of conventional hydropower facilities including, but not limited to, concrete alternatives, in-water construction, and innovative advanced tunneling methods.

Topic Area 3: Design and laboratory testing of new and innovative conventional hydropower powertrain components such as composite and replaceable blade technologies for turbine runners, new generator technologies, and/or materials and coatings for powertrain components.


NIH — Small Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small,self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Pivot at S&T

Spotlight: CBSE

On April 16 CBSE held its first research day including an opening brief by the center director Dr Len Rahaman followed by a poster session.  The 8 minute video below  contains selections of the opening brief describing the center and its accomplishments.

SBIR Road Tour May 1@ Columbia

 May is rapidly approaching and it is time to register for this event. Register here.

John Woodson at the Office of Technology Commercialization and Economic Development would like to know if you are going. Please drop him an email here.


SBIR Road Tour Flyer

EMSE Graduate Student Research Open House

eConnection notes a research open house for April 16 and invites all faculty.


Missouri EPSCOR eligibliltiy

Missouri research successes have graduated us out of eligibility for Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research at least with the National Science Foundation.

Please see the email below about Missouri’s EPSCoR eligibility.  We will not be able to compete in new NSF Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) competitions.  Although I have not seen anything official from NASA, I suspect we will also not be eligible to pursue new NASA EPSCoR funding opportunities because NASA uses NSF’s criterion to determine eligibility.

With best regards, Krishna:  Krishnamurthy | Vice Provost for Research | Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) (Formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) | 202 Centennial Hall | 300 W. 12th St. | Rolla, MO 65409-1330 | T: 573-341-4154 | F: 573-341-4126 |


From: Haghighi, Emily H.
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:00 AM
Subject: NSF EPSCoR Eligibility in Missouri

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY: Sent on behalf of Missouri EPSCoR.  Please respond to

NSF EPSCoR has released the new FY15 EPSCoR eligibility table.  The link to it is here:  A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program (RII) if its most recent 3-year level of NSF Research Support is equal to or less than 0.75% of the total NSF Research and Related Activities (R&RA) budget.

Missouri’s percentage on NSF Research and Related Activities (R&RA) is 0.78. Currently participating EPSCoR jurisdictions that exceed the 0.75% of R&RA eligibility threshold in a given fiscal year may not compete in new Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) competitions. However,  jurisdictions remain eligible for Co-Funding and Outreach & Workshop support for a subsequent three (3) years.

Sent on behalf of Missouri EPSCoR.  Please respond to