EREF is accepting pre-proposals for research in sustainable solid waste management in one of the following areas:
- waste minimization
- waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals and other useful products (this includes, but is not limited to: 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.)
Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above. Average grant amount is $160,000 over two (2) years. Principal investigators must be qualified to do the work proposed and should be experts in the subject matter referenced in the pre-proposal/proposal. EREF will not pay overhead costs in excess of 25%. Pre-proposals that did not receive an invitation to submit a full proposal may re-submit a revised version of the original pre-proposal once, and thereafter, approval must be obtained by EREF beforehand.
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2018