Infrastructure Seed Award
The Infrastructure Seed Award program is designed to support transformative research and capacity building across New Mexico’s academic institutions in emerging smart grid areas (e.g., computer science, electrical and computer engineering, cyberinfrastructure, and workforce development). The awards can be used to purchase research and teaching equipment and to pay for student researcher salaries, research supplies, and student conference travel. The intent of these awards is twofold: 1) pursuing novel research thrusts that lead to increased research productivity and new external funding opportunities, and 2) increasing access to research experiences, particularly for undergraduate students from under-represented groups.
Any faculty member at a research university in New Mexico (University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, or New Mexico Tech) is eligible to apply; current participation in an NM EPSCoR–funded project is not required. Faculty with currently funded Seed Awards are not eligible to apply.
Any faculty member at any public (including Bureau of Indian Education) two or four-year New Mexico institution of higher education that does not grant PhDs is eligible to apply; current participation in an NM EPSCoR–funded project is not required. PIs are encouraged to establish connections to research university faculty and include faculty from research universities as collaborators or Co-PIs, but all funds will be awarded to the Primarily Undergraduate Institution. Faculty with currently funded Seed Awards are not eligible to apply.
Proposal Submission Requirements and Process
Selena Connealy, Associate Director, NM EPSCoR