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Sustainable Energy Grants

The TomKat Center offers a suite of grants to support the RESEARCH, EDUCATION, and INNOVATION TRANSFER activities of Stanford faculty, students, and staff.


Seed Grants: These grants are meant to promote early-stage high-risk, high-reward research projects with seed funding of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.  The TomKat Center is currently requesting proposals from Stanford faculty for research in sustainable energy as well as research at the nexus of energy with food, water, health and the environment. (Full RFP)
Past awardees

LOIs were Due: March 15, 2017
Proposals Due: May 1, 2017

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energyCatalyst Grants: These grants are awarded to faculty and academic staff members and aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce sustainable energy concepts and opportunities to Stanford students, through fieldtrips, guest speakers, demonstrations, or other activities. Awards of up to $1,500 per class per quarter.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Funds are limited; apply early.

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Innovation Transfer Grants: These grants are 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.   
Past awardees

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