There is presently an open solicitation for proposals for funding according to PowerAmerica’s Member-Initiated Project program, with a submission deadline of Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. A copy of the solicitation can be found here.
As the name suggests, Member Initiated Projects (MIP) are only available as funding opportunities for PowerAmerica members. MIP’s are a valuable benefit of the Institute, as they establish a process for supporting technology development that is focused on pre-competitive, yet critical needs of the broad WBG community. The purpose of establishing MIP’s is to provide a mechanism for Institute members to collectively identify the highest priority projects that are needed to advance WBG commercialization and to direct resources to address those challenges. These projects will be funded by member dues and other revenue-generating activities that the Institute may perform (no direct federal funding).
This initiative was conceived at the outset of the Institute and launched in 2018.The establishment of a member-directed group of activities is in the long-term strategic interest of the Institute. MIP’s provide a direct return to members for the dues they pay. Successful projects yield tangible results that benefit members. A small working group composed of members works with PowerAmerica staff to administer the MIP program.
Submit any questions using the form below. All questions and corresponding answers will be posted here.