Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Awards
Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Fellows
Professor of Computer Sciences
“Disease Modeling Via Large-Scale Network Analysis” [abstract]
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
“Computational Design of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage” [abstract]
Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
“Computational Approaches to Advancing Material Integrity and Endurance for Electrical Energy Storage” [abstract]
Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
“Modeling and Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration” [abstract]
The Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards Program provides resources to cover release time from teaching for UT Austin faculty for one or more semesters to work on ICES research and academic programs related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation. The program provides stipends of up to $75,000 per award per semester to cover salary and other expenses. Acceptance of a Grand Challenge Award requires the approval of the individual’s home department chair, relevant dean, and the ICES Director.
The list of Grand Challenges appropriate for submission under this program is very broad and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Computational Medicine and Biomedicine (Cardiovascular Engineering, Laser Treatment of Cancer)
- Next Generation of Energy Sources (Bio Fuels, Fuel Cells, Solar Energy)
- Carbon Sequestration Methods
- Water Sustainability
- Drug Design and Delivery
- Advanced Materials
- Modeling of Rising Seas
- Nano-Science and Engineering (Nano-manufacturing Processes);
- Weather Prediction
- National Security
The number of awards made each year will vary depending on the proceeds of the endowment.
Recipients are expected to prepare a final report summarizing their accomplishments. In addition, opportunities will be available to present research accomplishments in the ICES Seminar Series.
Call for Proposals: February 2011
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2011
Selections will be announced the week following spring break.
For questions regarding this program, please contact Jon Bass: firstname.lastname@example.org.