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Researchers Invited to Submit Proposal for Tri-State FEW Workshop

January 23, 2017

On April 10-11, 2017, UI, Washington State University and Oregon State University will host a workshop to catalyze tri-state research on food-energy-water (FEW) systems. Researchers are invited to submit proposals by Feb. 15 for convening a multi-institutional team to gather at the Tri-State FEW Workshop.

The vice presidents for research at the three institutions are seeking interdisciplinary teams poised to address FEW research challenges, representing UI, WSU, OSU, INL and Pacific Northwest National Lab. The workshop will be an interactive and intensive gathering of three to five research teams to actively develop funding strategies and program building.

Team members will work on their focused research plans, with multiple opportunities to interact across teams as well, in order to maximize complementarity among research groups.

Successful proposals to participate in the Tri-State FEW Workshop will present:

  1. A compelling vision for interdisciplinary FEW research

  2. Specific funding targets (e.g. National Science Foundation INFEWS program, DOE Energy-Water, USDA NIFA Water for Agriculture)

  3. A multi-institutional team with confirmed participation by key individuals

  4. A tractable timeline for achieving research goals, including the manner in which the workshop will further the goals.

Lead principal investigators should append a two-page CV that includes their most relevant publications or other products in the past five years, and their most relevant funding in the past five years. Research teams must involve confirmed participants from more than one institution, and are encouraged to be as inclusive as possible. Participants from other institutions also may be named.

Proposals should be submitted to by Feb. 15, 2017.

The vice presidents will support travel costs for the workshop, and will have limited funds available to support pre-workshop travel costs for those teams who identify opportunities to begin face-to-face collaborative work over the summer.

For more information:
WSU: Stephanie Hampton,
UI: Andrew Kliskey,
OSU: Chad Higgins,

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