EREF Call for Applications: Awarding Grants for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research

Deadline: 1 June 2017

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is currently accepting applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research program.

The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste stream are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Research Topics

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling
  • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Composting
  • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
  • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  • Landfilling

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-U.S. Institutions
    There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location. Any U.S. or non-U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Non-Academic Institutions
    Proposals will be accepted from non-academic institutions provided the principal investigators are qualified to conduct the research.
  • Multiple Institutions
    Submissions may include multiple institutions.
  • Principal Investigator
    Principal investigators (PI) must be qualified to do the work proposed and should be experts in the subject matter referenced in the pre-proposal/proposal. Typically this would include full-time faculty at academic institutions, post-doctoral employees, and principals or senior personnel at non-academic institutions.  Graduate students are not eligible to be principal investigators.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit pre-proposals online via given website.

For more information, please visit EREF Call for Applications.

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