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The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy aims to harness the skills and creativity of Stanford University's leading science, technology, and policy experts to transform the world's energy systems for a sustainable future. In support of this effort, the Center offers a suite of funding opportunities to support the RESEARCHINNOVATION TRANSFER, and EDUCATION activities of Stanford faculty, students, and staff. Research at the intersection of energy with food, water, transportation, human health, and the environment is of particular interest.


Graduate Fellowships for Translational Research

This competition is open to Stanford doctoral students performing translational research for sustainable energy or other sustainability challenges. These fellowships are meant to provide two years of support for advanced doctoral students (third year and beyond) to pursue innovative research projects beyond the proof-of-concept stage toward impactful applications.
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainable Energy

Designed to attract exceptional early career researchers to Stanford University, winners of these internationally competitive postdoctoral fellowships will receive support for up to two years to work on creative, multi-disciplinary research that complements the existing work of Stanford faculty in sustainable energy-related areas, or creates new research directions within the core topical areas of the TomKat Center.
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Innovation Transfer

Innovation Transfer Grants

Designed to help inventors bridge the gap between research and commercialization through the development of prototypes, market research, business plan refinement, and other activities that assist in the externalization of Stanford innovation.  Awarded to Stanford teams, in collaboration with a Stanford faculty mentor, for terms of 3 to 12 months.  Award amounts based on the level of the commercial validation.  Rolling applications accepted year-round; funds are limited.   
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For Consideration Spring Quarter, Pre-Proposals Due: March 22, 2019


energyCatalyst Grants

Available to faculty, academic staff, and students in any department or school. Their aim is to augment curriculum with experts and experiences and introduce or deepen students’ knowledge around sustainable energy concepts, through fieldtrips, guest speakers, demonstrations, or other activities. Awards of up to $1,500 per class per quarter. Rolling applications accepted year-round; funds are limited.
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Applications Due: Accepted Year-Round