As part of their newly signed collaborative agreement to jointly fund research proposals related to energy, the University of Michigan and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are cooperatively funding research related to energy security. The universities share expertise in energy-related science and technology; this program is intended to develop and foster joint research activities that increase personnel exchange and the pursuit of joint follow-on funding, as well as commercialization of joint research outcomes.
Successful collaborative teams will seek resources made available from both the US and Israeli industry, governments, and foundations to form durable international collaborations of researchers specializing with the aim of improving the energy security of humanity, worldwide.
Research should focus on one of the following target areas:
- Photovoltaics and solar technology
- Liquid fuels and engine combustion
- Thermoelectricity, materials and devices
See http://energy.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/UM-BGU-RFP.pdf for more information.