Coal often seems like a forgotten energy source. Still, it is central to US energy needs and will be for many decades to come.
Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities, the University Coal Research (UCR) Program supports the Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) mission by supporting long-term, high-risk meritorious fundamental research that advances the science of coal technologies at U.S. colleges and universities. Since its inception in FY1979, the UCR
Program has maintained three objectives, to be achieved simultaneously, which are:
(1) to improve our understanding of the chemical and physical processes involved in the conversion and utilization of coal in an environmentally acceptable manner;
(2) to maintain and upgrade the coal research capabilities and facilities of U.S. colleges and universities; and
(3) to support the education & training of our next generation of scientist and engi neers.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 19, 2011
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For more information:
Nicholas J. Anderson, Contract Specialist, 412-386-5266