Solving the Toughest Challenges Facing Society, Government, and Industry
Solving the energy challenges of today and tomorrow requires novel approaches that reach beyond traditional academic boundaries and supports a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to research.
Georgia Tech provides support through a wide variety of internal and external funding opportunities and partnerships to foster science, technology, and policy solutions to address today’s most pressing energy challenges and create viable energy options for tomorrow.
Please also see our updated list of open funding opportunities.
Through a variety of internal funding opportunities, the Office of the Executive Vice President (EVPR) provides information and assistance to support scientific exploration, discovery, and innovation by both individuals and teams of researchers from diverse disciplines.
Strategic Energy Institute
Funding is available through the Strategic Energy Institute to support research and outreach activities that promote thought leadership on energy issues. Proposals that may be considered include activities that range from one day up to two years and from a few hundred dollars up to a maximum of $40,000 per year (direct costs and no tuition charged). Second-year funding for any two-year proposals are influenced by the efforts of the principal investigator to engage external resources by the end of the first year.
Contracting and Partnerships
Georgia Tech is recognized as one of the world’s top research universities. Recently ranked by Thompson Reuters, the media and information firm, as one of the nation’s top 10 research institutions, Georgia Tech’s research spans a range of academic disciplines across the Institute’s colleges, departments, and individual labs, which include the nation’s largest engineering college. The collaborative research and innovation environment is focused on several core areas of expertise and on fostering social, technological, and economic development.
The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) embodies Georgia Tech's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and focus on engineering, science, and technology. GTRC supports mutually beneficial partnerships with public and private sectors and is dedicated to helping scientists and researchers assess and translate their discoveries into commercial successes.
Managing the use of university research results for the public benefit, GTRC provides patenting, licensing, and other commercialization support to faculty and researchers across the university.
Through its Contract Continuum, Georgia Tech works closely with industry partners, enabling engagement with Georgia Tech researchers at all stages of research and development.
Also, Georgia Tech is one of the core partner universities associated with Oak Ridge National Lab. The relationship allows Georgia Tech Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students the opportunity to take advantage of the ORNL facilities and collaborate with Oak Ridge researchers.
Georgia Tech’s nationally recognized applied research arm, The Georgia Tech Research Institute works closely with government and industry across the nation and around the globe to address today’s most pressing challenges, including national defense, homeland security, public health, and mobile and wireless technologies.