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ABB calls for research grant proposals from universities worldwide

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ABB Australia  announces the call for proposals for the ABB Research Grant Program 2013.

ABB collaborates with a number of academic research groups worldwide. The ABB Research Grant Program aims to enlarge and complement the circle of its university partners.

Research grants

Research grants will be awarded for the 2014 calendar year, typically in the range of $50,000 to $80,000, for research in the power and automation field. Funding decisions are approved for one year at a time, though projects are expected to be funded over multiple years to support graduate students. Applications should combine academic research with industrial application.

The applications must be submitted by a main applicant who is a professor associated with a university, university college, or research institute. The main applicant will be ABB's sole point of contact.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals, which will be reviewed by ABB for awarding the grant.

Evaluation process

Applications will be assessed by an ABB internal evaluation committee on the basis of how well they correspond to the prescribed topics and the expected outcome of the project. Additionally, the following aspects will also be considered: Objective, choice of problems and working methods on the basis of novelty and match with the topics in this call; Scientific quality of the project and track record of the applicant(s); Balance between content and requested amount of funding; and, Prior track record in collaborative work, especially with industry.

The ABB evaluation committee will determine the successful grant recipients. Granting of the award shall be conditional upon the proposed grant recipient’s signing of a Research and Development Agreement with ABB before the start of the project.

Important dates

18th July: Announcement of program on ABB website
2nd September: System opens to accept applications
30th September: Deadline for submitting application
31st October: Start communication award decisions
1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014: Funding period

All dates are subject to change by ABB.

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